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Rico Royal Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10 Strength 5

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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 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Improves sound (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good value, very consistant

By luvkingsax

from Des Moines, IA

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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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Overall Reed!

By KenSaxLawyer

from Birmingham, Al

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Perfect Marching Reed

    By James

    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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rico always good

      By Bob

      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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Using Rico Royal reeds for over 50 years

          By Buck

          from Palm Coast,Fl

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • short break-in time

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I have stayed with Royals for all these years. I notice that the latest box has dropped the name RICO.
              I hope the quality has not changed.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              love these reeds and will buy them again

              By richie

              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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A good reed

                By Kid29253

                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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  New reeds

                  By Sax Eddy

                  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.

                     
                    5.0

                    Definitely thinking of buying this product again and again.

                    By Music & Math Guru

                    from Woodway, Texas

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

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

                      Aging can significantly reduce your capacity to play the range of your instrument. As the
                      lowest level of reed strength, Rico Royal 1.0 allows me the freedom to achieve the playability
                      I once experienced routinely as a younger musician. I love them and the mellow sound that
                      comes as a result of playing my saxophone for extended periods. Beginner musicians
                      benefit greatly from using them as well.

                       
                      5.0

                      Always a good product & price. I am a repeat buyer.

                      By Ed

                      from York, PA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts

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

                        I like the sound quality and playability.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great value, great price

                        By Dm13

                        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.

                           
                          5.0

                          Best reeds for lead .

                          By saxplayer830

                          from New Braunfels , TX

                          About Me Professional Musician

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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 .

                             
                            5.0

                            got reeds in just a couple days;

                            By Lynn

                            from Cleveland, Ohio

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                            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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