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Product 462697

Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds Strength 1.5 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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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 Tenor Saxophone Reeds
 
4.6

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      5.0

      Consider this Reed

      By Craig35

      from Lancaster, PA

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      • Easy To Use

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          Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

          I play in does 50s and 60s rock and surf, think Dwayne Eddy/Dick Dale stuff. Anyway my primary job in the band is rhythm guitar but I do tenor saxophone fills in a couple of the songs. This means the horn can sit for awhile and I don't have the chance to wet a reed, line it up - I needed something that could be ready right away. I recently bought an RPC mpc because the band the owner/maker of RPC mpc told me to get these reeds, regardless of why I needed them. I'm glad I did. I don't see any noticeable tonal difference and the durability is excellent. My experience is the gauge seemed to line up with that of cane reeds 2.5 equaled 2.5 but I did see some reviews where these were said to be on the thin side. I would recommend getting your go to reed size and moving up if you think it is needed.

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          5.0

          Good Service - Good Product!

          By Moondawg

          from Warren, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Just Right For My Use

          Cons

          • None That I Know Of

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • For All My Performances
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

          I have been using these reeds for several years and find them just right for the task. Thanks for carrying them for people like me and getting them to me in a timely manner at a good price.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rico plasticover reed

          By John L

          from Macon, GA

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          • Improves Sound

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              Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor 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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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              These are terrific

              By Jay

              from Florida

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

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                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                These do not seem to cause the bad (real bad) breath I get from cane reeds. I am thrilled with the ease of use, very satisfactory tone, and drability. I have played for more than forty years and these reeds encourage me to practice more.

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                5.0

                Durable and can play anywhere

                By Mike65

                from Rosemead, CA (Los Angeles)

                Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                I used to use Hemke Premium exclusively for years. Rico Plasticover Tenor Sax reeds play well and don't need to be wet. I am a lead singer and sax player. I need to be able to put down the horn to sing and then pick it back up without any time to wet my reed. I can pick up the horn, even in the dessert, and get a great tone. Don't try that with cane. Plasticover reeds feel more like cane than the purely plastic reeds I've tried. I can't get the nuances from plasticover as I can from pure cane, but for club playing they work well. Still use Hempke for concert band and classical playing, but for rock and jazz I use plasticover.
                It is a plastic covered reed.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Plasticover Reeds

                By Kyle Andraschko

                from Kenosha, Wisconsin

                Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                Worth the money
                I just started using these reeds the other day and wow, these things are amazing. It amplifies the Tenor's sound so nicely. Not to mention that they are strong and durable. I use these both for concert and marching. I can't wait to try them out for jazz. If your thinking about trying these out, just give them a try. You wont regret it.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Simple w/ quality sound

                By AvidMrcher53

                from Arizona

                Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                Ricos Plasticover reeds are some of the best that I've found. I played in a marching band and noticed how simple it is to not have to wet my reed before playing. I highly recomend them.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best reeds yet!

                By The Last Slice

                from Claremore Oklahoma

                Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                I play in a Ska band! I play the Tenor sax and these reeds have warped my mind! I found some while on the road, started playing on them and now im hooked!

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                most versatile reed for tenor

                By jazzguymike

                from KC Missouri

                Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                Big tenor sound. These are also very durable and last much longer than traditional reeds. Once you get used to the feel you won't go back to other reeds.

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