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Description
Quality reed designed by professions with professional players in mind.

Rico Reserve Classic Alto Saxophone Reeds
Rico Reserve Classic reeds are designed by professional working saxophonists, not some CADCAM program that has analyzed other popular reeds. Rico Reserve Classic alto sax reeds feature a thicker reed blank for more resonant sound and are file cut which enhances their flexibility. They are made from lower-internode cane, a cane type that is internationally known for its consistency. Rico Reserve Classic alto reeds are available in 3.0+ strength, a rarity in alto reeds, in fact, as of this publishing, Rico Reserve Classics are unique in this regard.

These reeds feature warmer tone, quicker articulation, and amazing consistency. They are already endorsed in by such organizations as the Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and University of North Texas among others.

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"Great, but don't believe all the hype."


by Robert - 4/21/2012 1:54:59 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Future Music Major Classical and Jazz Michigan

Let me start off by saying I was very skeptical about trying these reeds. My band director (who majored in saxophone performance and music education)said that these reeds were terrible. However, I was fed up with Vandoren reeds so I decided to try these out and I was pleasantly surprised. The reeds that work produce a dark and warm tone which is very useful when playing classical music. My only complaint is that the reeds are very inconsistent. Out of a box, I found five that worked really well and had that dark and warm tone I mentioned above. The other five were buzzy and unresponsive. In conclusion, I feel that the good reeds outplay the Vandoren reeds with ease. However, there is no difference from Vandoren when it comes to how many reeds in a box actually work.

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"Consistent, reliable, and excellent tone"


by Bradley Witter - 7/30/2012 12:36:58 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student Classical, Jazz Glendora, CA
3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I've been using Rico Reserve alto and tenor sax reeds for months now, and I can say I've never gotten a bad reed. They play dark, with a nice full sound, perfect for my classical playing. They plat a bit harder than other reeds, but that in no way inhibits their playing. I haven't found a better reed for the money.

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"Excellent Reed"


by Joseph Lwndes - 3/26/2011 8:51:13 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Active Gospel,Jazz Baltimore Md
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great Reed excellent response I was using Vandorean Reeds Javas and Standard Reeds 3.5. But I found that Vandorean Reeds were very stiff and to to blow. But when I used the classics I was amazed how easy they were also 3.5's great sound.And great response.

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"Rico Reserve Classics are the best!!!"


by Ron Nelson - 5/16/2011 5:33:09 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Semi-profressional Jazz, wind ensemble, Contemporary Christian, musical theater Strongsville,OH
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

These reeds are THE BEST alto sax reeds I have ever used. After years of Vandorens, I have made the switch. I used them on clarinet first and then tried them on alto. They have a rich sound that I love with great response from the bottom to the top of the horn. I am currently using 3's on my S80 C* but may try 3+'s soon.

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"Rico Reserve Classic Reeds"


by James Romain - 12/14/2010 6:26:07 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
University Saxophone Professor and Professional Performer Classical Des Moines, IA
14 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Rico's Reserve line of reeds is a genuinely outstanding product, affording the player the tonal richness, response, and consistency that professional performance situations demand. The Reserve Classic is an especially refined reed, capable of tonal purity and core at the greatest dynamic extremes. Clarity of articulation is superb, with no low-register heaviness. I enthusiastically recommend these reeds to all of my students and colleagues!

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