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Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds  Strength 2 Box of 10

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Produces extremely pure sound due thanks to a very thin tip balanced with more cane in the area that climbs gradually to the heel....Click To Read More About This Product

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Produces extremely pure sound due thanks to a very thin tip balanced with more cane in the area that climbs gradually to the heel.


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VandorenAlto Saxophone Reeds
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (10)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very versatile

By sunken_treasure94

from Springfield, VA

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Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

I used these exclusively back when I played in high school. I was on a Bundy II (nightmare) so the only thing I could afford to spend extra on was reeds and mouthpieces. And let me tell you, these made an immediate improvement compared to cheaper Rico reeds.This was a great reed, definitely built for classical playing. However, for jazz stuff I used my teeth to compress the area of the reed right behind the tip where it started to thicken for a brighter tone. This worked well and had the added benefit of being easier to tongue and prolonging the life of the reed. I even used that for my brief fling in a ska band.Speaking of the thinner tip, it makes articulation very easy. Also, I was never fast on the tongue and tended to do aggressive double tonguing. The only complaint I had was that the thinner tip was more prone to chipping with my double tonguing - a small sacrifice for great sound and playability.Overall a great reed with a very warm sound. This was one of the reasons I was able to hold down first chair with a crappy Bundy II.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hate using anything else

By Sakurai

from Streetsboro, Ohio

Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

I would highly recommend these reeds to anyone, the Vandoren reeds, no matter what strength, produce a better sound than the standard reed my high band director carries. My middle school jazz director told me about these and after trying them I hate to use anything else. Especially useful for jazz styles, again, highly recommended.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good reeds but...

By totalbandnerd111

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

I used to play on 2 1/2's but I bought a pack of these reeds, 3 hardness and now whenever I play, I sqweek all the time. It usually goes away when I play really loud but I can't play soft anymore. I'll ask my band director tomorrow and see what he thinks though. Otherwise these are great reeds! Tip is very even and well formed.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lovely reeds

By Erin (1st Alto)

from Decatur, TN

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Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

When I went up to Michigan last year on vacation, I bought some Vandoren reeds. These are great. They improved my playing quality by 50%, and it's not just a placebo either. I did a blind test and ended up still loving the Vandorens versus my past reeds, ones that my band teacher had recommended.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice reeds

By Saxman94

from Dallas, Texas

Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

These reeds are very nice and i don't use anything else. I play on strength 3 reeds and they work fine. My only complaint is that sometimes there are a few bad reeds, but other than that they're a good buy.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By sewing310

from GA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

    Very good product, I brought it for my son and he really enjoy it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    As expected. Great product and service

    By John

    from Joliet, IL

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

      Great product great price

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Tommy

      from LAwrenceville ga.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

        Always used these excellent

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good value for a great product

        By Musician's Mom

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

          I order these for my child, who plays in a concert band as well as a jazz band. They ship quickly and are a great product.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My son likes them!

          By ryman

          from Fountain Valley

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vandoren Alto Saxophone Reeds:

              He likes the way each reed is packaged individually so it stays like new until you are ready to use it.

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