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Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds Strength 3 Box of 5

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Designed to resist moisture and climate changes, Plasticover is ideal for use in outdoor ensembles such as marching band, and for doublers who need t...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Coated for durability and consistency

Designed to resist moisture and climate changes, Plasticover is ideal for use in outdoor ensembles such as marching band, and for doublers who need to make quick changes between instruments. Whether in moist tropics or in desert heat, Plasticover responds instantly. The durable coating also provides a clear, projecting tone, making Plasticover a favorite with jazz, studio and pop musicians.

FEATURES
  • Coated with plastic to resist changes in moisture and climate
  • Coating provides durability and clear tone
  • Most flexible grade of cane for instant response
  • French-filed for fast response
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RicoPlasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (6)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I would buy this product again and again

    I have used Rico Royal, Vandorn and other name brands in the past. Rico Plasticover reeds give me the best quality sound I need to perform at a professional level...

    I have used Rico Royal, Vandorn and other name brands in the past. Rico Plasticover reeds give me the best quality sound I need to perform at a professional level...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Inconsistant

    I purchased a box of the Plasitcover Alto 2 strength reeds which were comperable to the La Voz medium soft which I use. Out of the box of 5 reeds, only 1 were...Read complete review

    I purchased a box of the Plasitcover Alto 2 strength reeds which were comperable to the La Voz medium soft which I use. Out of the box of 5 reeds, only 1 were usable at best. Very Inconsistant for the others were very hard. I double between saxes and often times my normal reed warps so this sounds like a great idea but much too expensive to purchase a box for possibly one decent one.

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    5.0

    Thanks!

    By JoeTeach123

    from Cedar Rapids, IA-Chicago, IL-St. Pete, F

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

      These reeds continually get a bad rap from folks who have never even tried them or heard of them. They are GREAT for all styles and THE MOST CONSISTANT reeds I have ever used. Since first discovering them over 15 years ago, I have only had to discard 3 reeds. I typically discard 3 reeds per box of 10 of the "superior" reeds. Thanks again for being there!

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      5.0

      PLASTICOVER ALTO SAXOPHONE REEDS

      By John L

      from Macon, GA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

        Like most reeds, you need to buy several boxes of plasticovers at a time to get a number of real good responsive reeds to last for several gigs. Excellent for the rock & roll gigs when you want something with edge to cut through.

        I would not use them for concert music or if you are playing real laid back gig.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rico plasticover reed

        By John L

        from Macon, GA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

            If you are playing a lot of rock & roll style gigs and need some extra volume these reeds can help get you there. The coating also helps to produce a little of the gritty tone and edge that fits well in the rock/funk style. And some jazz players also like the results. I do not recommend them for concert band. You might want to buy several boxes at a time because the % of reeds that respond real good can be limited in any one box. This of course is no different than any brand of reed since it is natural cane. I have also tried the various synthetic reeds for the rock gig but have never played one that produces the tone that I prefer for this work. All in all a good reed for a little extra volume and a brighter tone.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By Sax57

            from Pleasanton, Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • They Are The Best

            Cons

            • No Cons

            Best Uses

            • For My Live Performances
            • Good Every Time

            Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

            I have used Rico Royal, Vandorn and other name brands in the past. Rico Plasticover reeds give me the best quality sound I need to perform at a professional level...

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Careful! These are stiffer reeds!

            By Mike

            from Yorktown, VA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

                I had played #3 Fibracell on Alto and Soprano for years and decided to try Plasticover. I received my reeds and tried them on both horns, only to discover that #3 Plasticover was at least a 3 1/2 if not a 4.

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                5.0

                Great Company

                By saxy player

                from Indianapolis

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Professional Appearances

                Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

                First order was 16 years ago! Good products with good prices and excellent communication when necessary. Highly recommend Musician's Friend

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                5.0

                Excellent!

                By Court

                from North Jackson, OH

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Already Broken In
                • Can Play Louder
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Jazz Band
                  • Marching Band

                  Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

                  I bought a box of these for my alma mater's Alumni Night. I wish I would have had these while I was in school. The sound is so crisp and vibrant! And you can play a lot louder without compromising quality of sound. I always used Rico Royals, and now I'll be using these. Totally recommend these to anyone in a marching or jazz band, and even concert band.

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                  1.0

                  Inconsistant

                  Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

                  I purchased a box of the Plasitcover Alto 2 strength reeds which were comperable to the La Voz medium soft which I use. Out of the box of 5 reeds, only 1 were usable at best. Very Inconsistant for the others were very hard. I double between saxes and often times my normal reed warps so this sounds like a great idea but much too expensive to purchase a box for possibly one decent one.

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Killer Reeds!

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

                  These reeds are great. Plastic Cover is the only cain reed that is truly a tad brighter and buzzier sounding. They do not swell nearly as much as other cain reeds. In other words, you can play the reed for an hour without having to take it off and stroke it with a razor blade to get it flat again. Pretty consistant and they last longer than most reeds. Definently give'em a try.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

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                  By 9_Zjfgd9l

                  from South Texas

                  Comments about Rico Plasticover Alto Saxophone Reeds:

                  Great for playing in cold weather. Compared to other reeds you don't have to file these down. They let the sound come out instantly. I love these plasticover!

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