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Vandoren Java Red tenor saxophone reeds are Vandoren's first file-cut jazz reed, Java Red reeds have more flexibility and tonal body and produce a fu...Click To Read More About This Product

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Java Red reeds are the darling of jazz players everywhere.

Vandoren Java Red tenor saxophone reeds are Vandoren's first file-cut jazz reed, Java Red reeds have more flexibility and tonal body and produce a full, rich, centered sound with phenomenal projection and extremely precise attacks. They have a thicker extremity and a more flexible pallet than Van Doren's Traditional series, and they allow greater vibration over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. This type of vertebral column gives the musician much greater playing flexibility, as the resultant elasticity zone is very large. The Java Red will take your sound to a whole new level.


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4.7

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5.0

Java red tenor saxophone reeds

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from Florida

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Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I play tenor sax for about 20 years. I find these reeds are fast and bright. Sometimes they are too dry. This is a good reed.

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5.0

Excellant reeds

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from Lexington, SC

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Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

Great reeds for Jazz, R&B Funk Fusion long lasting and you can play up or down on these

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5.0

Soft, expressive sound.

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from Virginia

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Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I'm using these with a Theo Wanne mouthpiece and a velcro ligature on a 1940s King Zephyr for a soft, vintage sound. Think Coleman Hawkins (only not nearly as good). But a lot of people come up and say I have a good sound, I can't get anything in the altissimo and most other sax players are louder than me. But I can almost do the glissando for rhapsody in blue.

These days I store two reeds in a small bottle of water with some sterling silver beads (anti-bacterial) and change the water once a week, The reeds are ready to go and I have been getting 30 plus hours of play out of a reed instead of 10 or less when I was storing reeds dry, Softens the tone a bit, Try it,

Reeds within a box have been consistent but there has been some box to box variation. Mostly I can adjust reeds with 300 grit sandpaper.

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5.0

stiffer than the java green

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from Healdsburg, CA

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Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

These are stiffer and somewhat darker than the Java greens, but you can drop down a grade and get a rounder, richer sound than the greens give. I like these best of all reeds with my setup (7 Link super tonemaster on Selmer SBA.)

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3.0

Darkest of the Vandorens

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from ALbuquerque, NM

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Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

Lemme start w/ a reference frame. I'm a jazzer exclusively. My primary MPC is a Florida Link,I also play an MBII and a darker STM. I'm goin for bright w/ some body. I'd place this reed SOLIDLY darkest of the Basic Vandoren, V16 and ZZ. I use the V16 on the MBII and the ZZ on the Florida...You'd think I could use this reed on the MBII, but its too dark even for that. The strength is a 1/8 to a 1/4 HARDER than the equivalent V16 (sorta like opposite of the ZZ being that much softer for you ZZ'ers). You can feel safe backing down a 1/2 strength from your Rico or Vandoren number (I consider those 2 pretty comparable strengths.) I tried 3 reeds from the box, afterwards I wouldn't have been able to tell them apart....all 3 the same. Very consistent. I'd say they're more stable than the "basic" Vandoren (which I find to be WILDLY unstable)....and yes, darker. So if you're lookin for a dark, Stan-Getz-in-the-towel-closet kinda tone, this reed is your dream come true. I, on the other hand, have no use for them other than I'll use these for practice between boxes of my preferred.

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5.0

The best reeds I've tried by vandoren

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from Rochester New York

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Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I'm going to start off by saying these reads are great!!! Everyone in the box plays extremly well. The sound has improved because of these reeds, and my altissimo register projects alot better,and is easy to sustain notes up there. If you love playing Jazz I recommend these, you can't go worng with them.

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