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Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds

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Vandoren Java Red tenor saxophone reeds are Vandoren's first file-cut jazz reed, Java Red reeds have more flexibility and tonal body and produce a fu...Click To Read More About This Product

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Java Red reeds are the darling of jazz players everywhere.

Vandoren Java Red tenor saxophone reeds are Vandoren's first file-cut jazz reed, Java Red reeds have more flexibility and tonal body and produce a full, rich, centered sound with phenomenal projection and extremely precise attacks. They have a thicker extremity and a more flexible pallet than Van Doren's Traditional series, and they allow greater vibration over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. This type of vertebral column gives the musician much greater playing flexibility, as the resultant elasticity zone is very large. The Java Red will take your sound to a whole new level.


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VandorenJava Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best reeds I've tried by vandoren

I'm going to start off by saying these reads are great!!! Everyone in the box plays extremly well. The sound has improved because of these reeds, and my altissimo register projects alot...Read complete review

I'm going to start off by saying these reads are great!!! Everyone in the box plays extremly well. The sound has improved because of these reeds, and my altissimo register projects alot better,and is easy to sustain notes up there. If you love playing Jazz I recommend these, you can't go worng with them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Darkest of the Vandorens

Lemme start w/ a reference frame. I'm a jazzer exclusively. My primary MPC is a Florida Link,I also play an MBII and a darker STM. I'm goin for bright w/ some...Read complete review

Lemme start w/ a reference frame. I'm a jazzer exclusively. My primary MPC is a Florida Link,I also play an MBII and a darker STM. I'm goin for bright w/ some body. I'd place this reed SOLIDLY darkest of the Basic Vandoren, V16 and ZZ. I use the V16 on the MBII and the ZZ on the Florida...You'd think I could use this reed on the MBII, but its too dark even for that. The strength is a 1/8 to a 1/4 HARDER than the equivalent V16 (sorta like opposite of the ZZ being that much softer for you ZZ'ers). You can feel safe backing down a 1/2 strength from your Rico or Vandoren number (I consider those 2 pretty comparable strengths.) I tried 3 reeds from the box, afterwards I wouldn't have been able to tell them apart....all 3 the same. Very consistent. I'd say they're more stable than the "basic" Vandoren (which I find to be WILDLY unstable)....and yes, darker. So if you're lookin for a dark, Stan-Getz-in-the-towel-closet kinda tone, this reed is your dream come true. I, on the other hand, have no use for them other than I'll use these for practice between boxes of my preferred.

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5.0

Java Reeds are Excellent.

By 

from Oregon

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Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I've been playing Java reeds for many years because they always play great.

 
5.0

Repeat order

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from Ohio (and Florida)

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Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I have tried other brands and different cuts. This reed on my Selmer Soloist playing my YTS 875 Custom continues to be my favorite.

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5.0

Dependable

By 

from Chicago

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    I use this reed reed on alto,tenor,soprano.

     
    5.0

    I would buy these again

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    from Buffalo ny

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

      Good quality

       
      5.0

      perfect right out of the box !

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      from Ruidoso,NM

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

          great , quick delivery , service, and sound.

           
          5.0

          IN MY OPINION, THE BEST!

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          from Oregon

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

            The Java Red works perfectly for my style jazz & open mike venues. Coupled with my metal mouthpiece and Van Gough ligature I get the sound I really like. Highly recommended!

             
            5.0

            Love the reeds! I play in a funk band

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            from Mpls,, MN

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

              I play in a funk band. Works great with my open metal mouthpiece for aggressive hits and altissimo solos.

               
              5.0

              Java red tenor saxophone reeds

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              from Ocala Fla.

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              Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

              I play tenor sax for about 20 years. I find these reeds are fast and bright. Sometimes they are too dry. This is a good reed.

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              5.0

              Excellant reeds

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              from South Carolina

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              Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

              Great reeds for Jazz, R&B Funk Fusion long lasting and you can play up or down on these

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Soft, expressive sound.

              By 

              from Virginia

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              Comments about Vandoren Java Red Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

              I'm using these with a Theo Wanne mouthpiece and a velcro ligature on a 1940s King Zephyr for a soft, vintage sound. Think Coleman Hawkins (only not nearly as good). But a lot of people come up and say I have a good sound, I can't get anything in the altissimo and most other sax players are louder than me. But I can almost do the glissando for rhapsody in blue.

              These days I store two reeds in a small bottle of water with some sterling silver beads (anti-bacterial) and change the water once a week, The reeds are ready to go and I have been getting 30 plus hours of play out of a reed instead of 10 or less when I was storing reeds dry, Softens the tone a bit, Try it,

              Reeds within a box have been consistent but there has been some box to box variation. Mostly I can adjust reeds with 300 grit sandpaper.

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