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Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds  Strength 2.5 Medium 

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Rigotti Gold Alto Sax Reeds represent the finest in precision and playability. Hand picked and precisely cut, these reeds are consistent, focused and durable. Box of 10.

The Best Cane

Ets Rigotti owes part of their reputation to their materials. The canes of the Var, and Cogolin regions of France are among the best in the world. Grown alongside rivers and streams, in an large area that is maintained all year round.

Cutting

Rigotti Gold reeds are cut during a winter afternoon over four months from December to March. When the cane has reached maturity (after two years when it measures seven to eight meters with a diameter of 26cm to 32cm), it is cut left in the open where it will be worked on. The work on the reeds is split into stages: we use a 'plumes' to dispose of all the excess and 'feathers', we only keep the 2 or 3 meters from the base (the rest is either burned or used as bamboo). Then the tubes are cut (from the base to the top), and the knots are thrown to obtain batons suited to music. This is where the true work starts, each tube is calibrated to a particular instrument. The double reeds are for the oboe and bassoon, which must be wet to be bent and attached.


SPECIFICATIONS

Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds

  • Cut: Filed
  • Material: French Cane
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RigottiGold Alto Saxophone Reeds
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

among the best reeds

There are only a few reeds I would recommend either to professionals or my students. Rigotti is one of those reeds. Typically you play a half strength greater than what you normally do even...Read complete review

There are only a few reeds I would recommend either to professionals or my students. Rigotti is one of those reeds. Typically you play a half strength greater than what you normally do even though the cane is very dense on these reeds. You will get more per box that play with Rigotti than just about any other reed. Fuller, larger, and clearer tone plus greater ease of intonation, not to mention lasting longer, Rigotti can't be beat.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

These are not the Rigotti's I used to purchase.

Used to swear by Rigotti's for my performing until I bought the last two boxes. Rough finish, thick tips, uneven cuts, and those that are evenly cut, sound bright and edgy on...Read complete review

Used to swear by Rigotti's for my performing until I bought the last two boxes. Rough finish, thick tips, uneven cuts, and those that are evenly cut, sound bright and edgy on my classical mpc. Lo and behold, the boxes are now changed to a darker color, no bright blue, and the word, "Jazz" is imprinted on them, too. Shame on you Rigotti! Vandoren went down the road of lowered quality about 10 years back and is only partway back on that mistake. Contact with Rigotti brought no explanation, just a condescending tone of "it is the same reeds inside". No, it is not.

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5.0

Rigotti alto reeds

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from Boston

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

    Mr Rigotti gave us a tour of his reed factory in France, explaining how the cane is dried, cut, etc.
    Most generous and personable. Fantastic family business with personal charm, yet internationally known and highly respected.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definitely the most consistent quality reed

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    from Pittsburgh

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

      These are the only reeds I play on alto and tenor. Excellent quality and I get more to play out of the box than any other brand.

       
      5.0

      Rigotti alto reeds

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      from Denver CO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

        By far these are the best reeds yet, out of the box of 10 at least 8 are good and ready to use out of the box. I find that the light are good for jazz and the 3 is just right for me. The 2 1/2 a bit soft. I am in perfect tune with them on just about every note. I bought some for all horns soprano, tenor and alto too and clarinet. On clarinet you will have to go stifer like 3 1/2 or go to the medium.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        These are not the Rigotti's I used to purchase.

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        from Chicago area, IL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Still good cane

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Finishing is not up to par with past.
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

          Used to swear by Rigotti's for my performing until I bought the last two boxes. Rough finish, thick tips, uneven cuts, and those that are evenly cut, sound bright and edgy on my classical mpc. Lo and behold, the boxes are now changed to a darker color, no bright blue, and the word, "Jazz" is imprinted on them, too. Shame on you Rigotti! Vandoren went down the road of lowered quality about 10 years back and is only partway back on that mistake. Contact with Rigotti brought no explanation, just a condescending tone of "it is the same reeds inside". No, it is not.

           
          4.0

          Better than Java!

          By 

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

            Something happened to Java reeds. These work better for me.

             
            4.0

            Jury is still out - need to be broken in.

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            from Oak Park, MI

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

            Switched from 3 medium to 3 strong to offset going from a .80 Ponzol M2 to a .83 Jody Jazz DV mouthpiece. It has resolved the pinching off of the reed from the too soft reeds, but needs to be broken in to determine if these will ultimately be my choice for alto saxophone reeds.

             
            5.0

            Wow

            Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

            These reeds are by far the most consistent avaliable out there. With every vandoren being unique, you can usually get 6-8 good reeds oit of rigotti compared to only 2-3. Also, the sound and response you get from the quality of cane and from chosing between soft medium and hard is unparalleled. If you don't buy this, you're missing out.

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            4.0

            the Best!

            By 

            from South Texas

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            Pros

            • 80 - 100 Playable Box
            • Consistent Strength

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Favorite Reeds For Acoustic

              Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

              A great reed for a classic alto tone! My setup is Rigotti Gold Alto 3 Strong, Vandoren V16 6M and Yamaha 82-Z.

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              5.0

              Wonderful Reeds

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              from Somewhere over the rainbow

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              Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

              The Rigotti Gold Alto reeds are the only reeds I trust for jazz playing! They have a wonderful creamy tone to them, and respond very well! They play well, high registers included, and while they aren't the loudest reeds the tone they produce is stunning. Worth every penny I paid!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very clear, smooth sound

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              from Lodi, CA

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              Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

              In my opinion, Vandoren reeds are much better than rico reeds. Javas are better than traditionals. Red box is better than blue box. Rigotti gold is better than all of them. Way more reliable. Smoother, softer tone, much better sound in general. And on top of all this, they're cheaper! Would recommend to any other alto sax players, probably tenor too but i haven't tried the tenor reeds. Really great reed, great quality.

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