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Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds Strength 3 Light

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Rigotti Gold Tenor Sax Reeds represent the finest in precision and playability. Hand picked and precisely cut, these reeds are consistent, focused an...Click To Read More About This Product

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Rigotti Gold Tenor Sax Reeds represent the finest in precision and playability. Hand picked and precisely cut, these reeds are consistent, focused and durable. Box of 10.

The Best Cane

Ets Rigotti owes part of their reputation to their materials. The canes of the Var, and Cogolin regions of France are among the best in the world. Grown alongside rivers and streams, in an large area that is maintained all year round.

Cutting

Rigotti Gold reeds are cut during a winter afternoon over four months from December to March. When the cane has reached maturity (after two years when it measures seven to eight meters with a diameter of 26cm to 32cm), it is cut left in the open where it will be worked on. The work on the reeds is split into stages: we use a 'plumes' to dispose of all the excess and 'feathers', we only keep the 2 or 3 meters from the base (the rest is either burned or used as bamboo). Then the tubes are cut (from the base to the top), and the knots are thrown to obtain batons suited to music. This is where the true work starts, each tube is calibrated to a particular instrument. The double reeds are for the oboe and bassoon, which must be wet to be bent and attached.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • Cut: Filed
  • Material: French Cane
  • Quantity: 10
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RigottiGold Tenor Saxophone Reeds
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rigotti Gold are the only reeds I want.

Sometimes I have to settle for reeds I don't like that much, if I'm out of money and some Vandoren V16s are in the discount bin, for example.
I have not yet...Read complete review

Sometimes I have to settle for reeds I don't like that much, if I'm out of money and some Vandoren V16s are in the discount bin, for example.
I have not yet tried any Rigottis beyond 3, but it may be in the cards.
I usually get Medium instead of Strong of a lighter reed.
I love this product, will always buy it, and recommend it to others. I don't like Rico of any kind, or Alexanders, or any of the other brands I have tried, although I can play them.
NOTE: The difference between Rigottis and other reeds is like the difference between New Balance athletic shoes and cheap work boots. (ow.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Rigotti Gold tenor #3s not up to par

Have purchased these reeds before in 2.5 Med and the reeds were cut very well. All but one reed had the hearts cut perfectly. The 3s that I received only had one reed with...Read complete review

Have purchased these reeds before in 2.5 Med and the reeds were cut very well. All but one reed had the hearts cut perfectly. The 3s that I received only had one reed with the heart cut correctly.

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2.0

Rigotti Gold tenor #3s not up to par

By n/a

from Bowie, Maryland

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Rails And Tables Uniform

Cons

  • Heart Cut Was Not Uniform
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

    Have purchased these reeds before in 2.5 Med and the reeds were cut very well. All but one reed had the hearts cut perfectly. The 3s that I received only had one reed with the heart cut correctly.

     
    5.0

    Good...With the Right Mouthpiece

    By moparzack

    from CFO, OH

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

        For my tenor sax, I usually use Vandoren Java Green 2.5 reeds with a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece. That combination has been comfortable for me. I decided to try the Rigotti 2.5 "Medium" reeds based on all of the reviews here. They are heavier than the Vandoren 2.5's, and take more air to get them moving with the Yamaha 4C. Out of curiosity, I tried the Rigottis with a Fobes Debut mouthpiece, and I REALLY like that combination. VERY controllable across the range of the tenor. I'm a newbie to sax, so hopefully this will help other beginners.

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Bill

        from Rhode Island

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

          Great product

           
          5.0

          The Best

          By carrsax

          from Tarzana, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

            Great Reeds

             
            5.0

            great product

            By Bill

            from RI

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

              best reed ive ever used

               
              5.0

              Best Jazz reed I've ever used

              By Jim

              from Massachusetts

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                This is the best jazz reed I've ever used and I've tried many of them . The reeds are consistent so the majority of a box of 10 will be serviceable. They last longer than any of the Vandoren reeds I've used.
                Whether in practice or performance, these are my go to reeds.

                 
                4.0

                The most consistent reed I have ever played.

                By jazzrapper

                from Mesa, Az.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Not individually sealed
                • Wait for backorder status

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                Van Doren has an edge over other companies with their humidity-proof individual packaging. However, RIGOTTI GOLD has an advantage over Van Doren for consistent quality! Also the Tenor reeds come 10 to a box, instead of 5. All 10 reeds feel the same, and they are finished a little bit smoother, making them more comfortable on your skin.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Bill

                from RI

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                  Great service and excellent product

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Response & Consistent Tone

                  By Jim

                  from Massachusetts

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • These are some of the best tenor reeds I've used

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                      Rigotti reeds offer a excellent response, consistent tone, and can be used longer than some of the other brands I've been using. They offer subdivisions of Light, Medium, and Strong making it easier to customize your own sound beyond the numerical system. Rigotti has also changed it's packaging which is far improved from the old plastic slip covers. A great jazz reed.

                       
                      5.0

                      Consistent Quality

                      By FaastEddie14

                      from NYC

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                      Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                      Best reed I have used in a long time. Durable consistent and overall excellent quality. Rarely a bad one in the box. Love that they come in three strengths which allow you to customize you sound.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Choice

                      By FaastEddie14

                      from NYC

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                      Comments about Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                      These reeds are an excellent choice for any player.The quality and consistency are something you can rely on. They are also very durable and will last longer than most other reeds. I like that they come in three stengths at each level, which makes it easier to customize your sound.

                       
                      5.0

                      Rigotti Gold are the only reeds I want.

                      By The JazzBuster

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Good right out of the box.
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                      • shipping cost from France,if not here

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                      Sometimes I have to settle for reeds I don't like that much, if I'm out of money and some Vandoren V16s are in the discount bin, for example.
                      I have not yet tried any Rigottis beyond 3, but it may be in the cards.
                      I usually get Medium instead of Strong of a lighter reed.
                      I love this product, will always buy it, and recommend it to others. I don't like Rico of any kind, or Alexanders, or any of the other brands I have tried, although I can play them.
                      NOTE: The difference between Rigottis and other reeds is like the difference between New Balance athletic shoes and cheap work boots. (ow.)

                       
                      5.0

                      good quality, intonation & playability

                      By Jerry

                      from Florence, SC.

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                        A good reed, I will continue to use them.

                         
                        4.0

                        tried quite a few--Rigotti preferred...

                        By stonewhite

                        from California

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rigotti Gold Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

                            I've tried quite a few brands--Rigotti Gold are the preferred reed for this tenor player (#3 light).

                            A good value, a nice 'resistance'...give them a whirl...

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