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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
    Quantity: 10
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RigottiGold Alto Saxophone Reeds
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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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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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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

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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

      Verified Buyer

      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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        very deep and rice tone quality

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        from Portland, Oregon

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        Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

        At first, I was very content with my vandoren zz's, but my friend recommended that I try these, and so I bought a box hoping they would be as amazing as she said they were. As soon as I got them in the mail, I tried them out. I played for a little while on one and I fell in love. The tone on these reeds in magnificent. :) It's so rich, and warm, and it has so much depth. They have a very open tone, and I just love them! I think everyone needs to try a box of these. They sound great, and have pretty good consistency. I don't think I've gotten a bad one yet. :)

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I've fallen in love!

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        from Perryville, MO

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        Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

        I wrote a review a few days ago about Vandoren Java Red cut alto saxophone reeds and how amazing they are and how they're the best reeds I've ever used. I take that statement back. I got my Rigotti reeds late in my shipment so I didn't try them out alongside the other reeds I had ordered. I got the package today and opened the box, grabbed one reed out and started playing some jazz. The one word I have to say to describe it was WOW! The reed is light, yet smooth, deep, dark, and delicious in tone. I haven't had a reed that responded as well as a Rigotti Gold reed. Anybody shopping for a fantastic reed - search no more! Rigotti Golds are the way to go. Don't waste your money on a box of Rico reeds...go for the real prize winner - Rigotti.

        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        excellent reed for the money

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        from NYC

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        Comments about Rigotti Gold Alto Saxophone Reeds:

        I first knew about Rigotti from the now discontinued Queen reed. They were a cheaper and unfilled version of the Rigotti Golds.

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