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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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These reeds are players...

My usual reed is a Rico 2.5 on my MK VI tenor saxophone with a vintage metal FL Otto Link 8*. They play great for me, nice sound, nice edge and nice sub...Read complete review

My usual reed is a Rico 2.5 on my MK VI tenor saxophone with a vintage metal FL Otto Link 8*. They play great for me, nice sound, nice edge and nice sub tone. But they usually do not last more than 1 or 2 gigs. Because I do a lot of combo work and I'm the only horn I play a lot on my gigs. I have been looking for an alternative for quite a while. I think I finally found it. The Rigotti Gold reeds have every bit the sound, edge, sub tone etc that the Ricos have. They feel a little bit tougher. We'll see, I have some gigs in early Feb and I'll try them out and see how they do. One thing, because I play a Rico 2.5 I tried a Rigotti 2.5 med first. It was way too soft. Then I tried a 2.5 hard, almost, but still a bit too soft; however I could tell that the sound was right. Okay dare I pop for another box; I did, and tried a Rigotti 3 light. That did it. Out of 10 reeds, nine were winners with 1 reed being a bit too hard. The other eight were either right on target or with just lowering the tip of the reed slightly below the tip of the mpc they were right on. I'll let them settle a bit and see if they need adjusting in a few days. Meanwhile if you are looking for a different reed to try, give these a try. Just remember to up your reed strength a bit if you play a Rico product right now. One other thing, because they are French I wasn't sure if they would produce a jazz sound, but you know what, they do. So I would say that I basically agree with the other guy who reviewed these reeds. Gee, I wonder how their clarinet reeds compare to Vandoren V-12's? Anyone out try that experiment yet?

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Sensing a decline in the high quality that existed before

When I first discovered Rigotti's a few years ago, they were the best reeds that I could remember buying. High percentage of good sounding and playing reeds. Now they have fallen back into...Read complete review

When I first discovered Rigotti's a few years ago, they were the best reeds that I could remember buying. High percentage of good sounding and playing reeds. Now they have fallen back into the pack of "Hope there is a good reed in this box."

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5.0

Tenor Rigotti Gold 3 Light Reeds

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from Bowie, Maryland

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Pros

  • Consistently Cut
  • Focused Sound
  • Projects Easily

Cons

  • None As Of Yet

Best Uses

  • Any Type Of Music

Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

This is the best reed I've ever played. I ordered the #3 light and was blown away. Looking forward to trying #2.5 hard to compare the two. Can't imagine the #2.5 strong playing better.

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4.0

wooden reeds that work

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from philadelphia

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Pros

  • Good Sound Resonance
  • Majority Of Reeds Work

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

      I bought the 2.5 strength.If you normally play 2.5 stay with the same strength. Out of a box of 10, six played well, which is good for wooden reeds. The reeds give me a full sound, lots of overtones and they are relatively easy to produce the sound that I'm looking for in all registers. I feel they are worth the price.

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      4.0

      Best bang for the buck

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      from New York

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      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

      • Not In Unfilled

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

        The best size for jazz playing is 3L.
        These are similar to the Queen reeds of the same mfg. The sub categories make for a better cut in the gold's.

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        5.0

        Best reeds I have ever played.

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        from Brooklyn, NY

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        Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

        Very reliable. Very few unusable reeds and each box contains a few gems that will sound great and last for weeks.

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        5.0

        Consistent and great quality

        Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

        Great high quality reeds, reminds me of the old Rico Royal (slightly brighter) before D'addario buy out. The strength choices are great

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        5.0

        The best reeds on the market

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        from Phoenix, AZ

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        Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

        Great reeds for alto and tenor. Most consistent, best sounding, and the most usable reeds in a box.

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        3.0

        Sensing a decline in the high quality that existed before

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        from Covina, Ca

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        Pros

        • Choices In Strength

        Cons

        • Finding A Good Reed

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

          When I first discovered Rigotti's a few years ago, they were the best reeds that I could remember buying. High percentage of good sounding and playing reeds. Now they have fallen back into the pack of "Hope there is a good reed in this box."

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          5.0

          Best I've Ever Used

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          from Sacramento, CA

          Pros

          • 910 Good Reeds In A Box
          • Price It"s Ten Reeds

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pop
            • Rock
            • Smooth Jazz

            Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

            The best sounding, most consistent reeds that I've ever used (in about 50 yrs.of playing). I don't get the "cons" about high price....IT'S TEN REEDS IN A BOX, NOT FIVE!!!! Great resonance.

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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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