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Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10  Strength 3

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Designed for a wide variety of playing situations, Rico Royal is a high-quality reed for serious saxophone and clarinet players, yet is priced afford...Read More

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Designed for a wide variety of playing situations, Rico Royal is a high-quality reed for serious saxophone and clarinet players, yet is priced affordably to meet the needs of both professionals and students. French filed for freedom of response, especially in the low register, adding clarity to the tone, and making soft attacks easier. They are ideal for the advancing player.

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  • Professional-quality reed for all musical applications
  • Premium grade cane for consistent response and playability
  • French filed for flexibility and fast response
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Rico RoyalTenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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5.0

Great value, great price

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from Ontario, CA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing
    • Rehearsals

    Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

    Ordered for my son, who is in band and jazz band these are great reeds for everything but concerts, but can be used as a back up if necessary. Notes played at high volume get distorted so not the best reed for large halls or venues.

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    5.0

    Best reeds for lead .

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    from New Braunfels , TX

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Performance
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

      I've used Rico Royal for decades both in combos and big bands . Out of curiosity , I've tried the others and always come back to Rico ! I love the consistency of strength .

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      5.0

      got reeds in just a couple days;

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      from Cleveland, Ohio

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

          Musician's Friend always delivers to me on time. Tracking number allows me to prepare / know exactly when to expect my order.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          love these reeds and will buy them again

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          from indiana, pa.

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

            I play in a community concert band and have tried several different brands and sizes of reed and found the rico royal reeds to be the best i have found. they are easy to use and has improved my sound a great deal. even some of my fellow musicians have noticed and some have asked if i got a new horn. wish i would have discovered them sooner

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            5.0

            The Perfect Marching Reed

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            from WV

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Not Too Cheap
            • Not Too Expensive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Marching Band

              Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

              I use several different reeds for the given situation. I use Rico Hemke reeds for wind ensemble, Vandorean Java for Jazz band and sax quartet, and Rico Royal for marching. The Royals are by far the best for marching. They come in large boxes so you have spare yet they dont break as often as other reeds. They also have a sound that can be used for anything. They arnt the cheapest reeds but nowhere near the most expensive, again perfect for marching.

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              4.0

              A good reed

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              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

                I just bought these reeds and I love them. Before i bought these, I used the reeds our school provided but I decided i wanted to get something better. I had looked in other stores but they were too expensive. I found this website and it offered them at a fair price so I bought them. I don't regret this purchase and neither will you.

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                5.0

                New reeds

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                from Austin TX

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

                  I realized that all of my reeds were around 20 years old. What a difference.

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                  5.0

                  Rico always good

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                  from Crozet, VA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

                      I resumed playing tenor and alto sax after a long break, and the Rico reeds I purchased made my comeback as easy as possible. The price here on Musician's Friend was also the best I could find.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The Best Overall Reed!

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                      from Birmingham, Al

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                      Pros

                      • Consistant Response

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performance

                        Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

                        I have been using Rico Royal since college (masters in music performance) and even though I always used a #5 and now 35 years later use a #3.5, I still find the R.R. to give the best overall performance. The altissio register and the low Bb respond great while the consistency in between is always there. My friend "Boots Randolph" used the regular rico in a 2.5 and depending on the gig I do often times follow his advice regarding the reed, but I still love the performance for the R.R. 3.5 overall. A reed you can depend on! K.B. of Birmingham, Al

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                        5.0

                        Good value, very consistant

                        By 

                        from Des Moines, IA

                        Comments about Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10:

                        I have used this brand for many years now and have tried other brands, including the Rico Jazz Select, to see how they stack up to the Rico Royals, but find myself coming back to RR because I get the best consistancy in strength from reed to reed which means I spend more time playing and less time modifying reeds to respond well. They have good overall tonal quality and response. In my opinion, they are the best in value for the money. There are higher priced reeds that have certain characteristics that are marginally better, but I believe that the price doesn't justify what I consider a small increase in their tonal characteristics, consistancy, and playability. Overall, I can recommend these reeds to anyone who is serious about their playing and want best value.

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