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Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds   

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Rigotti Gold Tenor Sax Reeds represent the finest in precision and playability. Hand picked and precisely cut, these reeds are consistent, focused an...Read More

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  • Strength 3 Medium

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  • Strength 3.5 Light

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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.


SPECIFICATIONS

Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds

  • Cut: Filed
    Material: French Cane
    Quantity: 10
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RigottiGold Tenor Saxophone Reeds
 
4.9

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5.0

Quality reeds - rich sound and ease of playing

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from Los Angeles, CA.

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Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

A little more expensive, but I find I am able to play more reeds per box than other brands.

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5.0

Best quality reeds I have ever played.

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from Newport News, VA

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Pros

  • Consistent Strength
  • Excellent Bamboo

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jazz Rock Concert

Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I have been playing professionally for over 50 years. These are the best reeds I've ever encountered.

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5.0

Absolutely fantastic reeds

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from Dallas, TX

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  • Consistent
  • Huge Sound
  • Perfect Strength
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Price

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    Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    I tried these at the suggestion of a friend and I'm glad I did. They play extremely well. Very responsive and warm with just a bit of edge. They break in like your favorite pair of shoes. Warm with just a touch of edge when pushed. The 3 light worked great on my Jody DV8*. I could literally feel the entire reed vibrate. I feel like I sound like Barry White-velvety smooth!!! I just ordered $400 worth of reeds and wish I would have ordered more of these. I may send my Red box reeds back for an exchange.

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    5.0

    Excellent

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    from Memphis, Tenn

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    Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    Tenor 3 Medium - excellent reeds. Last box I purchased , all 10 in box played great Been using these several years

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dark, Warm Sound - Just What I Was Looking For

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    from Los Osos, CA

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    Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    A friend of mine introduced me to the Rigotti Gold reeds when she realized what sort of sound I was shooting for on my Yamaha Customs 82Z Custom II horn. They are wonderful - dark and warm at the same time. They're also very easy blowing and last pretty long compared to other reeds I have tried (and believe me, I have tried a lot of reeds). I like the 3 Lights on my NY Otto Link 7* Metal mouthpiece (with vintage Otto ligature) and on my Morgan 6L mouthpiece (with Silverstein ligature). Just be warned that they run a little soft... the 3 Light feels more like a Hemke 2.5. I believe they are the best reeds for those mouthpieces in terms of the sound I am trying to produce for sultry jazz and pop. Take a chance and buy a box!

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    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best reeds out there.

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    from Chicago, IL

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    Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    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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    5.0

    WOW! GREAT REED!

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    from Upland, CA

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    Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    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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    4.0

    I'll buy another box

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    from Longmont

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    Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    I've been working a box of these into rotation with the Vandoren Javas I normally play and I've found them to be of at least comparable quality and consistency. In 30+ years of playing I've never found a "perfect" box of reeds. These Rigottis are no different- some play great straight out of the box others need a little sanding or scraping (which I find necessary on all brands) but overall they are pretty good and significantly cheaper.

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    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredibly consistent, long lasting, best cane out there.

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    from Austin, TX

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    Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    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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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An unexpected glitch

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    from Larkspur, California

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    Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    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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