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Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone ReedsVandoren ZZ tenor 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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The Vandoren ZZ is the ultimate reed for all jazz and works well for classical and rock alike. Although aimed at jazz it's variability exceeds expectations. However, the tonal quality and intonation created with this high class reed in jazz, puts the "cherry on top" for all types of jazz. Being a student I obviously haven't reached my full musical and/or artistic potential, however the Vandoren ZZ jazz reed brings my musicianship to a new level. Not only would I recommend this reed for accomplished musicians but I would also recommend it for aspiring saxophonists, because it doesn't demand the tightest and most refined if embouchures it works unassumingly well as somewhat of a teaching tool for starting musicians. All and all I would recommend this reed to any and all saxophonists.
These are some great reeds. They have a bit more harmonic buzz than most brands, which is a good thing. Like all cane reeds, they are fairly inconsistent but not badly so. I think the strengths may run just a tad bit soft, but probably not enough to justify going up a strength. I think they'd work particularly well for player who use darker mpc's. This reed may help clear up the sound. Definitely worth trying.
I have been playing alto for several years, but always loved the phat jazz sound of tenor saxes, so I bought one. I bought my tenor sax from WWBW because of their impeccable customer service and return/exchange policy. I have been searching for that reedy, buzzy sound that I love so much and had the wonderful opportunity to hear when I heard Richard Elliot in person. There are a million mouthpiece/reed combinations. Am I wrong? I think not. I came across a tenor Strathon Adjustone mouthpiece on the internet and jumped on it. I then bought some ZZ 3.5 reeds. I took a flexible fingernail file (the kind with the foam center) and used the smooth side to sand down the heart of the ZZ 3.5 to let the reed "move". I ended up with that buzzy jazz sound that everybody is looking for. My search is over!!
I bought a box of 5 3.5 strength reeds, and not one of them was acceptable.
After playing a few, I couldn't really get the sound to resonate. I started to look at the reed itself, and noticed major differences in the cut. One edge of the reed would be nearly twice the depth of the other, etc.
All of the reeds in the box were easily spottable as misshaped. Playing them resulted in a reed that just didn't respond.
This is not the Vandoren quality I used to know.
When I purchase a box, I want at least a couple to be playable. This was a major disappointment.
i opened these reads and found them to be quite responsive, with a clear and warm tone, considering if you are a hard blower, they last about a good month or two if taken care of. i would recommend using this reed with a metal or any jazz mouthpiece. playing with a standard classical mouthpiece it doesn't give its full full sound, however it is brighter than a Vandoren traditional reed. i use a strength of with a one screw ligature. i recommend this product to jazz and pop players.
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