Synthetic Rico Reeds
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Top RatedRico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds
5 plastic-covered reeds for clear, projecting tenor sax tone. Moisture resistant.Starting at $30.59Compare Compare Now site1prod462697
Top RatedRico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds
5 plastic-covered reeds for alto sax or musicians who need to make quick changes between two instruments....Starting at $18.39Compare Compare Now site1prod462689
Best SellerRico Plasticover Baritone Saxophone Reeds
Designed to resist moisture and climate changes, Plasticover is ideal for doublers who need to make quick...Starting at $29.49Compare Compare Now site1prod462691
Best SellerRico Plasticover Soprano Saxophone Reeds
Designed to resist moisture and climate changes, Plasticover is ideal for doublers who need to make quick...$18.29Compare Compare Now site1prod462695
Top RatedRico Plasticover Bb Clarinet Reeds
Whether in moist tropics or in desert heat, Plasticover responds instantly. The durable, plastic coating also...Starting at $16.39Compare Compare Now site1prod462693
Rico's approach to synthetic reeds is a little bit different from the norm. Instead of "reinventing the wheel" by designing synthetic reeds from the ground up, they've taken natural cane reeds and added a plastic coating. This way, they can retain the musical qualities of cane while adding the consistency, durability and weather-resistance of synthetic. The result is the Plasticover series, which covers a wide range of instruments with options like the Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds and Rico Plasticover Bb Clarinet Reeds. Baritone and soprano saxophones are included as well, so if you're a wide-ranging player with multiple instruments or a specialist at one end of the scale, you'll find a reed here to fit your horn.
There are players out there who swear that the classic sound of cane reeds make them the best, and there are others who are strict converts to the low-maintenance reliability of synthetics. But you don't have to take sides; if you're the sort of musician who asks "why not both?", then these part-cane and part-synthetic Rico reeds are probably the answer. By making a hybrid of natural and man-made reeds, Rico has managed to find that elusive balance between the two, and that can only be good news for woodwind players like us who stand to reap the benefits!