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    D'Addario Woodwinds Reserve Alto Saxophone Reeds 10 Pack D'Addario Woodwinds Reserve Alto Saxophone Reeds 10 Pack
    $26.99
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    Alexander Reeds DC Alto Saxophone Reeds Alexander Reeds DC Alto Saxophone Reeds
    Alexander Reeds DC Alto Saxophone Reeds

    Alexander "DC" was designed with the Big Band and Blue Note eras in mind. "DC" has a profile with more wood on...

    $19.99
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    Alexander Reeds New York Alto Saxophone Reeds Alexander Reeds New York Alto Saxophone Reeds
    Alexander Reeds New York Alto Saxophone Reeds

    Alexander's New York alto sax reeds are made with high-grade South France cane and a redesigned tip and...

    $19.99
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    Gonzalez Alto Saxophone Reeds Gonzalez Alto Saxophone Reeds
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    Bari Star Alto Saxophone Reed Bari Star Alto Saxophone Reed
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    Forestone Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed Forestone Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed
    $19.99
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    Zonda Supreme Alto Saxophone Reed Zonda Supreme Alto Saxophone Reed
    $16.99
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    Grand Concert Select Alto Saxophone Reeds Grand Concert Select Alto Saxophone Reeds
    Grand Concert Select Alto Saxophone Reeds

    Grand Concert Select reeds by Rico are created from premium-grade, hand-selected cane, with more "heart." This...

    $25.99
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    Harry Hartmann Carbon Fiberreed Alto Saxophone Reed Harry Hartmann Carbon Fiberreed Alto Saxophone Reed
    $30.95
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  2. Rico Reserve Classic Alto Sax Reeds Box of 25 Rico Reserve Classic Alto Sax Reeds Box of 25
    $64.99
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  3. Andreas Eastman Venuto Alto Saxophone Reeds Andreas Eastman Venuto Alto Saxophone Reeds
    $19.99
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  4. Andreas Eastman Esperto Alto Saxophone Reeds Andreas Eastman Esperto Alto Saxophone Reeds
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    Alexander Reeds Classique Alto Saxophone Reeds Alexander Reeds Classique Alto Saxophone Reeds
    Alexander Reeds Classique Alto Saxophone Reeds

    Designed to provide musicians with a wide palette of expression, and classically grounded performance...

    $19.99
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    Alexander Reeds Superial Alto Saxophone Reeds Alexander Reeds Superial Alto Saxophone Reeds
    Alexander Reeds Superial Alto Saxophone Reeds

    This is as original American style reed created to produce a warm harmonic buzz and brightness. The keywords...

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    Peter Ponzol Alto Saxophone Reeds Peter Ponzol Alto Saxophone Reeds
    Peter Ponzol Alto Saxophone Reeds

    Made from the finest wild cane from the Var region of France, the Ponzol reeds are an American cut reed...

    $23.99
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  4. Rigotti Queen Reeds for Alto Saxophone Rigotti Queen Reeds for Alto Saxophone
    $25.99
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    Rigotti Alto Sax Reed Blank Rigotti Alto Sax Reed Blank
    Rigotti Alto Sax Reed Blank

    For those who prefer to design and cut their own reeds, Rigotti offers high quality reed blanks that are...

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    Rico Royal Alto Saxophone Reeds Rico Royal Alto Saxophone Reeds
    Rico Royal Alto Saxophone Reeds

    Rico Royal reeds are designed for the advancing player. They are French filed for freedom of response,...

    $23.49
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  3. Harry Hartmann Natural Fiberreed Alto Saxophone Reed Harry Hartmann Natural Fiberreed Alto Saxophone Reed
    Harry Hartmann Natural Fiberreed Alto Saxophone Reed

    The reed for the "vintage" player. The pure hollowfibre foam resin compound in a thick cut gives the familiar...

    $30.95
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  4. Woodwind Paris Jazz Alto Saxophone Reed Woodwind Paris Jazz Alto Saxophone Reed
    Woodwind Paris Jazz Alto Saxophone Reed

    Made of finely aged French cane, the Jazz reed is single cut to offer a brighter sound with good projection....

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For a saxophonist, the only thing more important than your alto saxophone reed is the horn itself. Because replacing them is a routine part of playing the sax, it is important to keep extra reeds close at hand while performing. Reeds are very delicate, and sometimes all it takes is a bump against the music stand or even your clothes to leave one chipped. Beyond that, even the most careful saxophonist will have to replace reeds when they wear out. If you play your saxophone regularly, you should expect to go through several replacements over the course of a year. Reeds are made in a range of strengths, numbered by hardness. While the numbers normally run from 1 through 5 or 6, one important thing to keep in mind is that the scale isn't standardized. What this means is that one reed maker's 2 might be another's 1. A Rico 3 reed, for example, is objectively softer than a Vandoren 3. Keep this in mind when picking out your reeds—if you're trying a new brand, it's not a bad idea to check with another player who has tried that reed to find out how soft or hard they run compared to your usual choices. That way you can pick the strength that will best match what you're used to. For new players, it's a good idea to start with a soft reed (usually a number '2') and then progress to stiffer reeds as your skills and lip technique advance. Apart from strength, the most important choice to make in picking out a reed is whether to go with natural cane or a synthetic material. The answer normally depends on how you will be using the saxophone. For orchestral or concert use, players will usually opt for a natural reed due to its classic tone. The latest advancements in synthetic reeds have made it possible for them to hold their own against natural cane, with frontrunners like the Legere Signature Series and Harry Hartmann Fiberreed being discovered by more and more musicians. Synthetic reeds are known for outstanding durability and resistance to warping and splitting, as well as the advantage of not needing to be moistened. Because of this, you may wish to do what many players do in using cane reeds for your regular sax and synthetic reeds for outdoor use or for an instrument that you play only once in a while. Whatever your choice, natural or synthetic, much of how your alto saxophone reed sounds will come down to how you play it. Match your reed to the best-fitting ligature that you have and get plenty of practice with a new strength or material of reed to make sure you're used to it before you bring it out in a performance.

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