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ZZ reeds are the favorite of many top jazz artists.
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Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds
Van Doren ZZ alto saxophone reeds are designed to supply what are often mutually opposing characteristics in a reed--depth of tone and immediate response. Added to this seemingly impossible solution to one of the reed musician's most enduring conundrums is the fact that ZZ reeds are free blowing and easy to play. Impossible you say? Put the lie to this bold claim if you can. All that’s left for you to do is play to become a believer.

Vandoren's ZZ reeds feature a unique relationship between the heart of the reed, where the tone is produced, and the thickness of the tip, which is responsible for vibration. The result is a reed with extraordinary tone and immediate response that is free-blowing even in the altissimo range. The ZZ reeds accomplish this immediate response without sacrificing brightness or tone quality.

Professional saxophonists like L.A. recording artist Gary Foster, Delmark recording artist Frank Catalano, and many others have made the switch to Vandoren’s ZZ reeds for both live performances and studio recordings. According to a Vandoren reeds chart, ZZ reeds feel one-half strength less thick in comparison to Vandoren Traditional reeds, and run even in strength with JAVA reeds. For example, a Vandoren ZZ strength 3 reed would feel equivalent to a Vandoren Traditional in strength 2.5.

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"highly recomended"


by DiTomasso - 1/20/2014 7:11:14 PM  Share
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symphonic, concert, jazz, marching, and stage band Jazz, Blues, Classical, Symphonic PA

I have been told over and over again to get these reeds. When I finally did, I felt like the burden of working for notes was lightened hugely. These reeds don't just look cool and have an attractive box, they really play wonderfully. Some reeds let you play notes. ZZ's let you play music.

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"very stuffy"


by Jim - 1/24/2012 4:57:16 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Proffesional Jazz,blues,rock Tonasket Wa
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I've been playing for 30+ years mostly jazz alto with a meyer 5 MP setup.I've tried every reed under the sun.My reed of choise has been green java 3s and la voz medium through the years.I thought I'd give ZZ 3s a try.I went through half the box and every one was stuffy and unplayable to my ear.I like a singing full bodied tone and just did'nt get it with these reeds.Oh well this happens some times.

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"Very Good Reed"


by Jimmy - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
College player All Mars Hill
2 people out of 13 found this review helpful

These ZZ reeds are some of the best I have ever played on. With my Selmer E mouthpiece and my Rovner leather ligature, I can play any genre without changing my set up. The only reeds I like better are my home made reeds I hand carve. These are simply amazing. They are great for the Selmer Reference 54 Model 72 sax.

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"These reeds blew my mind away!!!!"


by Emmanuel Famin - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
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Advanced Student Jazz Argentina
10 people out of 11 found this review helpful

These reeds are the best i've ever played, great sound, amazing projection, round tone, and all these with a reed that is really easy to play!! I used to play vandoren traditional 3 with my metal Selmer mouthpiece, now I can't use anything but ZZs 3 and a half. I fell in love with sound of my saxophone all over again... I can't stop playing my horn!!!

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"THE ONLY REED I PLAY AND THE ONLY REED I WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY"


by I <3 SELMER Altos and Yamaha Sops - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
8 years playing saxophone and 1 year playing other Jazz, Classical, Funk, Latin, and Rock Indiana
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

These are by far the best reeds I've ever played. Even out of the Vandoren line of reeds. These are the only reeds that give me the response as well as sound that I want. Can be used from jazz all the way to concert. With the flow pack designed, every single reed comes out of the box/vac pack ready to play. I with the highest regards recommend these reeds to anyone and everyone.

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I've been playing with Vandoren V16 reeds on my Yamaha 52 with a Selmer C* mouthpiece and really liked them. While I've been satisfied with the flexibility and tone of the V16s, I'm thinking of trying the ZZ especially to see if it gives a little more flexibility, but I want to make sure to retain a tone that works well for both Jazz/pop as well as a concert setting. Am I better off sticking with V16 or giving the ZZ a shot?
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I'm trying Rico alto plastic cover reeds 2.5 and they're hit and miss. What is comparable re. the ZZ 470610902?
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