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Description

Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds
Rigotti Gold Tenor 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.

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"Incredibly consistent, long lasting, best cane out there."


by Dan - 4/2/2011 6:25:35 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Weekend warrior Jazz, Big band Austin, TX
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

After 4 months, I'm *still* playing on the same box of Rigotti Gold tenor reeds, 3.5 light. Every single reed in the box has the hallmark of great cane, with a rich golden color and dense uniform fibers. I've never opened a box of reeds and been so impressed with how they looked, before even playing them. I've only thrown away 2 of the reeds, with other 8 being gig-worthy players. These 8 reeds have held up collectively over 4 months and have proven resilient and responsive. In terms of sound/playability, they remind me of Rico Select Jazz or Vandoren ZZ (but are wayy more consisten). Considering how inexpensive these are, they're a must-try.

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"WOW! GREAT REED!"


by Debbi Lesh - 7/30/2012 12:04:15 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Active Jazz Upland, CA
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

My son received his first box of Rigotti Gold reeds. The sound is smoother and richer. He is a high school jazz musician and plays 2 hours every day at homein addition to 5 hours of school practice. He loves them and, for him, they last as well, if notbetter than the Vandorans but with a better tone and feel. For me.....definitely worth the price.

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"Best reeds out there."


by Fred - 4/22/2014 5:19:49 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Active Jazz, Classical. Chicago, IL

I am a professional Tenor Sax Player. My gig travels to different places and I have yet to find the perfect reed. I have tried 9 different brands, ranging from a Rico orange box to Legere Synthetics. These Rigotti Golds are the number one pick. I used to love the Vandoren ZZ, but these outperform them. First, the response is amazing. There is little to none resistance, making a sound right away. They have a somewhat bright tone, maybe like a LaVoz. The altissimo and extreme low register come out flawlessly, which not many reeds can do both. Made in France with some of the best cane out there, buy one. And its a box of 10! The reeds come in little blue sheets of leather packages that holds 2 of them. There are 5 all together (5x2 =10). These also last very long. The tip never gets wavy (warped) if you put it in a ReedGard. So if you are deciding what reeds to buy... buy these! Lets say if you play a Vandoren ZZ, Java Red/Green, and V16 reed ... then get the same level strength medium size. EX. ZZ/V16/JavaRed/JavaGreen 3.5 equals a 3.5 Medium Rigotti. If you play the blue box of 3s, get a 3.5. If you play blue box 2.5 then get a 3 rigotti. Hope this helps! Jazz on.

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"Great Reeds!!"


by Doug Earley - 7/21/2009 10:47:42 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Active Player, gigging regularly Jazz, Blues and R&B Los Angeles, CA
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I first became aware of the Rigotti Gold reeds at the 2008 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. What a find! Clarity in tone like no other reed that I have played and better than average longevity. I now use them on Tenor and Alto.

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"An unexpected glitch"


by Bob Vespa - 6/29/2010 11:05:05 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
active classical and big-band jazz Larkspur, California
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Rigotti Gold is the most consistent and long-lasting reed I've found, and I'm playing both classical and (big band) jazz, on both alto and tenor sax. I've recently switched from larger to smaller opening mouthpieces, with the usual switch from softer to harder reeds (2-1/2 strong to 3-1/2 medium)--but the switch was too bold. My guide to consistency is a Reed-O-Meter, and all but three were "10s" (when wet), and just a bit too hard to play. I found 9 to 9-1/2 to be the best strength, and therefore ordered a box of 3-strong... but I cant believe what I got. They measured EXACTLY the same strengths as the 3-1/2s did: seven of them were 10s, two were 9s, and one was a 9-1/2-- and PLAY exactly like the 3-1/2s do, too! If I can get past the French, I'll email the company for an explanation.

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