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Overview

  • Coated with plastic to resist changes in moisture and climate
  • Coating provides durability and clear tone
  • Most flexible grade of cane for instant response
Description & Specs
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    $32.75
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    - $15.46
  • Your Price:
    $1729
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      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
       
      4.3

      (based on 8 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (4)
      • Good quality (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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            • Professional musician (3)

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          (1 of 1 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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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Sax57

              from Pleasanton, Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

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              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.

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                    (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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