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Vandoren JAVA Tenor Saxophone Reeds

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Vandoren JAVA tenor sax reeds have more flexibility and tonal body and produces a full, rich, centered sound with phenomenal projection and extremely...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great sax reed for jazz musicians and gigging players.

Vandoren JAVA tenor sax reeds have more flexibility and tonal body and produces a full, rich, centered sound with phenomenal projection and extremely precise attacks. The JAVA Red will take your sound to a whole new level.

The Vandoren JAVA reeds have a thicker extremity than traditional reeds. In addition, the pallet, or the area where the waves are propagated with the greatest range are more flexible than traditional reeds. The name of these reeds was derived through the conflation of the word "jazz" and the word "variety."


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VandorenJava Tenor Saxophone Reeds
 
4.9

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Java, The one and only reed! UNREAL!!

Java's are the most used pro reeds in the world. They last a long time, are consistant, box to box and fully responsive. I get five for five out of every box....Read complete review

Java's are the most used pro reeds in the world. They last a long time, are consistant, box to box and fully responsive. I get five for five out of every box. Lots of players love 3Æs. I use 3 1/2Æs on my Morgan 9M with a .110 & quot; tip opening. Unreal!! A reed has to be perfectly flat to perform at it's best,so I scrape the flat side with reed knife to even out any irregularities. Javas distort the least of any brand! The cane is so very stable and not green or prematurely harvested like other brands. The best CANE makes the best reeds! The Java American cut is the sound of Jazz. These reeds make the Tenor saxophone really come alive in your hands!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hmmmm.

Have been using the VD Java green box for years but within the past year or so have noted a difference in them. Less consistent, need to be literally soaked before playing. Not...Read complete review

Have been using the VD Java green box for years but within the past year or so have noted a difference in them. Less consistent, need to be literally soaked before playing. Not a happy experience every time.

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5.0

Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds

By 

from SC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I use the Java #3 Tenor Sax reeds with a Vandoren V16 T6 mouthpiece. This gives me the perfect setup for the rich sound I'm looking for on my Yani Tenor Sax.

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5.0

always predictably good

By 

from so. california

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Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I'm a big fan of these reeds. In my experience no two reeds are the same. A box of any one hardness will all be slightly different.
So some "dressing" is usually necessary. But I have found Van Doren reeds to be consistently the most match to the harnessed marked.

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4.0

Great reeds

By 

from Montana

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Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

Work great right out of the box.

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5.0

I highly recommend this product.

By 

from Ebensburg, Pennsylvania

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • jazz, rock, R&B

      Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

      I use these reeds primarily on tenor saxophone when performing jazz, blues and rock engagements. They are very consistent and remarkably long lasting. Very controllable in all registers.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Very prompt delivery, everything came in good condition.

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      5.0

      My standby reeds. I use nothing else.

      By 

      from san diego

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

      Usually all reeds in a box of 5 are great!

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      5.0

      Awesome Reeds!

      By 

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

        I was so excited when I wanted to received this package in the mail. I heard so much about these reeds. When I finally used it, i heated the deeper sound. Excellent reeds, will definitely buy these again when I run out.

         
        4.0

        Excellent Response

        By 

        from St Charles, MO

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent response for jazz playing.
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

            Very responsive reed that I use for jazz combo playing. Great at bending notes and adds nuance to playing

             
            5.0

            Still the best

            By 

            from Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                Still the best

                 
                5.0

                Been playing for many years; Vandoren is the best.

                By 

                from Baltimore MD

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                  Great!

                   
                  5.0

                  Pairs great with Van Doren V16 mouthpiece.

                  By 

                  from Renton WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                    Java greens pair great with my Van Doren V16 mouthpiece. You have to experiment with different brands, models and weights till you find the right match. Then of course you start all over again if you change mouthpieces.

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