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Vandoren's Java reeds, long a favorite among jazz and popular saxophonists, feature a larger "heart" area-the area coming down the center of the reed and tapering off at the tip. A different cut for a modern sound. Box of 10.
Developed by Vandoren in 1983 for jazz and commercial music. A thicker extremity and a more flexible pallet than the Traditional reed allow vibration over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. This type of vertebral column gives the musician much greater playing flexibility as the resultant elasticity zone is very large. The JA stands for Jazz and the VA stands for Variety (entertainment music) and ...Vandoren ** pallet: zone where the waves are propagated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are absorbed further in the Java reed.