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Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds   

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VandorenAlto Sax V16 Reeds
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Marching band (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Great Reeds

By Napolifred

from Clarksville, TN

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Marching Band
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

    I bought these Vandoren Alto Sax Reeds for my son who is in his high school marching and concert band. They were highly recommended by his band director. My son loves them and will not use any other brand.

    He has used other reeds in the past that have cracked after just one use. Vandoren reeds are better made, more resistant to cracking (so far) and sound better.

    Bottom line is that my son loves them and practices more using them.

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    4.0

    Escellent, meaty reeds

    By teodoro

    from maine

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

        These reeds are thicker at the tip than most, which seems to give the high notes more overtones - a "thicker" sound. For a mouthpiece of mine with a wide tip opening, they cured the tendency to squeak. Excellent response across the whole range.

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        5.0

        Vandoren Alto Saxaphone Reeds

        By Richman

        from Fayetteville, N.C.

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        Pros

        • Always Perform Great
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Marching Band

          Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

          These Vandoren Reeds are used by my son in his school marching bandwere recommended by his instructor and have proven to be as advertised by him. He also uses the Vandoren Tenor Reeds

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          5.0

          A superior reed

          By saxplayer830

          from New Braunfels , TX

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          Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

          This reed plays easy on my Jody Jazz 6M mpc . There's a brilliance to the sound ! I really like the way each reed is sealed before use .

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My First Choice

          By PabloP

          from Yuma, AZ

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          Pros

          • Great Cut
          • Last A Long Time
          • Play Right Out Of The Box

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Band
          • Jazz
          • Marching Band
          • Poprock

          Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

          This reed is very well balanced. Overall, unleashes a lot of your personal style out of your horn. I use size 2.5 mainly on jazz and combo type situations on my Meyer 6M, but also use size 3 on my Yamaha 5C mpc in concert band. If i had to pick one reed for the rest of my life, no doubt I'd pick these!

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          5.0

          Vandoren V16 Alto Sax Reeds 3.0

          By DJTaylor

          from Wichita Falls, Tx

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

          Vandoren V16 Alto Sax Reeds 3.0 is the best product on the market for experienced Sax players. This is the reed that most High School Music Directors prefer students to use. Excellent quality and sound is amazing. I only buy from MusiciansFriend.com! Ships the same day and usually receive it within 2-3 days. Great product and awesome service!!!!! Can't beat the price!!

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          5.0

          satisfied customer

          By Richman

          from Fayetteville, N.C.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Marching Band
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

            The Vandoren reeds were recommended by the band teacher and I was completely satisfied with the product for my son who plays in the marching band.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love the reeds!!!

            By marvinmedic69

            from South East Texas

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

                Vandoreen Alto Sax reeds V16.
                I played from jr high through college using Vandoreen reeds and I swear by them. Now my kids are in band in jr high and hs and I wont by anything else for them.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great

                By ROSEARITA PENNY

                from whiteville nc

                Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

                I have bought these reeds for my daughter for the past 3 years. A full box will last her 11 months usually. She plays in marching band, concert band, jazz band, and all competitions in our area so she really puts these reeds to work. She did use Rico but she tells me the Vandoren is the best and she wants nothing else.

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                5.0

                Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Advanced Reeds

                By SaxMan93

                from Southeast Missouri

                Comments about Vandoren Alto Sax V16 Reeds:

                These reeds are really a do-all reed. It's great for jazz (that's what they were designed for), and for the right players, it's also good for symphonic, and classical applications. Tonguing attacks are a lot stronger than with the traditional vandoren reeds, and these respond like French-filed reeds. My only complaint is that only about 4 of the ten in the box were really exceptional reeds. The rest has some weird knotting under the surface of the wood, right along the vamp and heart, causing some odd frequencies to be emphasized, and occasional unwanted harmonic overtones. There isn't really anything advanced about these reeds, although intonation is excellent. Caution: you lose some control over individual notes and tricky nuances, and some things, like altissimo, are close to impossible with these reeds. What you should really do I try every reed you can; cane, synthetic, plastic covered, different cuts/brands/strengths. THEN you'll know what you like.

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