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Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds   

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Great jazz reed.

Vandoren 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' 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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VandorenZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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5.0

Bright lively sound

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from Venice Florida

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Pros

  • Flexible Sound
  • More Consistent Than Most

Cons

  • Nome

Best Uses

  • Jazz Gigs

Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

All reeds are inherently viarable in quality and longevity, but ZZ's have been my choice for many years. I use them with a VanDoren Java T-95. I have been playing professionally for 50+ years and in that time I have tried nearly every reed made and owened numerous mouthpieces. My present combination has been my "go-to" setup for more than ten years.

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5.0

''Bright and jazzy''

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from va

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

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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5.0

Back Again

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from CT

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I'm an experienced musician but new to tenor. I'm currently playing a Meyer 6 HR mouthpiece and have tried many reeds. I use plasticover reeds in the pit because tenor has to sit for over a half hour and I don't have time to worry about wetting a reed. As for cane (wood) reeds the ZZ 3's are the only reeds that I am ordering again. They sound great and cover the entire range very well.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Watch out for production problems.

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from Berkeley, CA

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

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.

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5.0

one of the best reeds on the market for jazz musicians

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from Apex, NC

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

This is my goto reed on Tenor and Alto, the pure tone and responsiveness gives me what I am looking for in a reed. I like a full warm tone and on my Jody Jazz Classic 7 (alto), I can push this reed while leading the sax section and soloing. On my Jody Jazz HR 7* (tenor) I get the full tone and warmth that I desire in a combo setting. I play 3s on both horns and love them.

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5.0

Excellent Reeds

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from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

These reeds offer a nice projected sound without the sound being distorted. They sound rich in the low register of the tenor say and really sing in the upper. The only complaint that I have is that they get soft rather quickly. I play size 3 zz's on an Otto Link 7* metal mouthpiece with a Francois Louis ultimate ligature. The sound is nice.

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5.0

Perfect Reed for All Jazz Musicians

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from York, ME

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

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.

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5.0

Great cane reeds

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from Austin, TX

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

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.

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5.0

Good reed, but be aware.

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from Nebraska

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

These reeds speak very well and have nice projection. The only part that players should be aware of is that these reeds tend to run soft in strength like the VanDoren Java reeds. You may find that you need to order a 1/2 to full strength higher than you would with the VanDoren Traditional reeds.

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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Jazz Reed

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from Indiana

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Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I have found these reeds to be excellant on an Otto Link Super Tone Master. They produce an entirely different sound from other "jazz" reeds like Rico Jazz Select and La Voz and really let the Link open up. It is more buzzy, but it is a good buzz and does not take over the sound, only add to it. As the other reviewer found, they do tend to run a tad soft, but I think that is part of what makes them sound different. A harder ZZ reacts and sounds more like a different type of reed, but your results may vary. Highly recomended.

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