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ZZ reeds are the favorite of many top jazz artists.

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' 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' 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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ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds

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VandorenZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

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These reeds are amazing!

These are the most amazing reeds I have ever played on. They are so easy to break in and they produce an amazing sound and tone. It takes such little air to produce a...Read complete review

These are the most amazing reeds I have ever played on. They are so easy to break in and they produce an amazing sound and tone. It takes such little air to produce a sound and they last a long time. This is definitely my favorite reed.

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very stuffy

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...Read complete review

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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

highly recomended

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from PA

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

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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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

very stuffy

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from Tonasket Wa

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

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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5.0

ZZ and V16

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from Tampa, Florida

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

These reeds are very similar to the V16's in my opinion. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, considering that the V16's are very, very good reeds. But if you are switching from the V16's to the ZZ's, you might want to reconsidering doing so.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Jazz

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from Apple Valley, MN

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

I recently switched over from Javas to ZZs and the difference was instantly noticable. I use 2.5 strength reeds with my Meyer Metal 7J mouthpiece and the response is extraordinary. All the way from the low register to altissimos these reeds give a great sound. They project enough for me to play lead alto in my jazz band without being too bright. I would recommend them for any jazz musician.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding reed!

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from Fort Collins, CO

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

I tried the ZZ reeds about a year ago and have been playing nothing else since. They play well right out of the box, require very little break in time and hold up better than the Java reeds. Even though they are classified a "jazz" reed, I use them for concert work as well and I am very satisfied with the response. I have all of my saxophone students play them. I highly recommend this reed!

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(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These reeds blew my mind away!!!!

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from Argentina

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

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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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Reeds

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from Chicagoland

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

I love these reeds. They're some of the best I've ever played on. If you add the double cut (that line you'll find on standard blue box reeds) you'll find that it has the best sound for classical reeds. The standard ZZ is also great for Jazz. They sound at least as good as Java's and last much longer.

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(2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Good Reed

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from Mars Hill

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

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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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

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from Indiana

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

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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(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound and quality

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from America

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Alto Saxophone Reeds:

These are some of the best reeds i have ever used. You can get great sound out of them with almost no effort. They also last a really long time. TheyÆre almost the only reeds I use.

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