A hearty jazz reed marketed as "Java, but with more wood"

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals 

17,50

A filed version of the Java reed with a long tip, favoured for its flexibility by jazz and pop players. 
10 reeds in a box

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides and chemicals

17,50

An unfiled reed with a long tip, favoured for its flexibility by jazz and pop players. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides and chemicals

17,50

The unfiled jazz reed "ZZ" was launched in 2002 and has gained popularity for its quick response that does not compromise the sound. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals 

17,50

A popular choice for soprano saxophone. A quality reed known for its clear tone. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals

17,50

A thicker reed than the traditional Vandoren with a darker tone, favoured by classical players.

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals

20,20

The V21 reed combines the conical shape of a 56 rue Lepic reed with a V•12 profile.
Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals 

20,20

Our best selling saxophone reed. A quality reed known for its clear tone. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals

22,30

A filed version of the Java reed with a long tip, favoured for its flexibility by jazz and pop players. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides and chemicals

22,30

An unfiled reed with a long tip, favoured for its flexibility by jazz and pop players. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides and chemicals

22,30

The unfiled jazz reed "ZZ" was launched in 2002 and has gained popularity for its quick response that does not compromise the sound. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals 

22,30

A hearty jazz reed marketed as "Java, but with more wood"

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals 

22,30

A thicker reed than the traditional Vandoren with a darker tone, favoured by classical players.

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals

25,60

The V21 reed combines the conical shape of a 56 rue Lepic reed with a V•12 profile.
Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals 

25,60

A hearty jazz reed marketed as "Java, but with more wood"

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals 

32,00

The unfiled jazz reed "ZZ" was launched in 2002 and has gained popularity for its quick response that does not compromise the sound. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals 

32,00

A filed version of the Java reed with a long tip, favoured for its flexibility by jazz and pop players. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides and chemicals

32,00

Our best selling reed for tenor saxophone. A quality reed known for its clear tone. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals

32,00

An unfiled reed with a long tip, favoured for its flexibility by jazz and pop players. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides and chemicals

32,00

A thicker reed than the traditional Vandoren with a darker tone, favoured by classical players.

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals

36,80

The V21 reed combines the conical shape of a 56 rue Lepic reed with a V•12 profile.

36,80

A filed version of the Java reed with a long tip, favoured for its flexibility by jazz and pop players. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides and chemicals

60,00

Our best selling saxophone reed. A quality reed known for its clear tone. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals

60,00

An unfiled reed with a long tip, favoured for its flexibility by jazz and pop players. 

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides and chemicals

60,00

The unfiled jazz reed "ZZ" was launched in 2002 and has gained popularity for its quick response that does not compromise the sound. 

60,00
New

A hearty jazz reed marketed as "Java, but with more wood"

Grown and manufactured in France without pesticides or chemicals 

60,00

Rico Premium Hemke reeds, developed in collaboration with saxophonist Frederick L. Hemke, for soprano saxophone

 

 

105,00

Rico Premium Hemke reeds, developed in collaboration with saxophonist Frederick L. Hemke, for alto saxophone

5 reeds in a box

120,00

Synthetic Fibracell reed for soprano saxophone 

135,00

Synthetic Fibracell reed for alto saxophone

145,00

Rico LaVoz reeds for tenor saxophone. A reed with plenty of power and volume. 

  • 5 reeds in a box
155,00

Synthetic Fibracell reed for tenor saxophone 

155,00

Rico Premium Hemke reeds, developed in collaboration with saxophonist Frederick L. Hemke, for tenor saxophone

5 reeds in a box

160,00

Rico Plasticover reeds for soprano saxophone 

5 reeds in a box

160,00

Rigottis GOLD Jazz blade ”The Blue One” er dyrket og produceret den franske riviera.

En æske indeholder 10 blade med unfiled cut.

170,00

Synthetic Fibracell reed for baritone saxophone 

175,00

Rico Plasticover reeds for alto saxophone 

5 reeds in a box

180,00

Rico Royal reeds for soprano saxophone 

10 reeds in a box 

185,00

Rico Select Jazz reeds for tenor sax, filed. 

5 reeds in a box

185,00

Rigotti's GOLD Jazz reeds "The Blue One" are grown and produced on the French Riviera. 

A box contains 10 reed with unfiled cut. 

185,00

Hvad er forskellen på bladene?

Den primære forskel på vores blade er hvordan de er skåret. Et dyrere blad er altså ikke ensbetydende med at det er bedre. Det handler om at prøve sig frem, og finde det blad der passer bedst til dit mundstykke, ligatur, og temperament.

Styrke:

Styrke er en indikation af hvor hårdt et blad er. Som udgangspunkt vil det være nemmere at få et blødt blad (lav styrke) til at give lyd. Et hårdere blad vil give mere modstand, men vil til gengæld kunne levere mere volumen (lydstyrke). Mange saxofonister og klarinettister vælger styrke baseret på hvor stor åbningen (afstand mellem mundstykke og blad ved mundstykkets spids) på deres mundstykke er: Hvis mundstykket er meget åbent bruger de fleste et blødt blad, hvilket også giver en følelse af fleksibilitet i dit spil. Hvis mundstykket har en lille åbning foretrækker de fleste et hårdt blad, hvilket kan give en følelse af mere modstand, og en mere præcis ansats.

Skæring:

Den største forskel på de forskellige serier er hvordan bladet er skåret. Nogle blade (f.eks. V16 eller ZZ) har en længere, tyndere spids, hvilket giver mere fleksibilitet. Modsat disse er f.eks. V12 eller Rue Lepic tykkere blade med mere træ i hjertet. Dette giver i princippet en mørkere tone med mere kerne, men også en følelse af mere modstand når du spiller.

File:

Filed blade (dette kaldes også ’Double Cut’ eller ’French Cut’) er slebet for at fjerne barken i en lige linje på bladets overflade. Dette sænker bladets strukturelle integritet, hvilket kan give en smule mere fleksibilitet og hurtigere respons når du spiller – særligt i det dybe register. Klangen på filed blade har tendens til at være lidt mere sprudlende.

Unfiled blade (dette kaldes også ’American Cut’ eller ’Single Cut’) er skåret direkte gennem barken. Dette giver et lidt stærkere blad, som understøtter en mere kraftfuld tone.

Kvalitet og sortering:

Indimellem støder vi på blade som fremstilles af udvalgt træ af ekstra høj kvalitet. Hvorvidt og hvordan dette påvirker bladets egenskaber er svært at sige, og dette er som udgangspunkt ikke et parameter vi vurderer bladene ud fra. Fælles for alle de blade vi fører er at de er fremstillet af bambus, og der derfor er forskel på bladene i en pakke. Som en naturlig konsekvens af dette, vil nogle af bladene være bedre end andre.

Langt de fleste blade dyrkes i Var regionen i Sydfrankrig. Det tager to år for planten at være klar til at blive høstet. Herefter lagres træet – først fire uger i solen, og derefter to år i et kontrolleret indeklima.

Materiale:

Størstedelen af de blade vi sælger er fremstillet af træ. Men der er også syntetiske alternativer. Disse har den fordel at de er mere ensartede, og har minimal klargøring og tilspilning. Mange af vores kunder der spiller i et ekstremt klima, eller skifter meget mellem instrumenter foretrækker syntetiske blade pga. deres pålidelighed.