The driving force behind the JAVA “Filed - Red Cut” design was to offer more sonic possibilities to musicians while keeping the qualities of the original Java. More flexible than its elder version, with a little more tonal body, the JAVA “Filed - Red Cut” offers a full, rich, centered sound and excellent projection with an extremely precise attack. A relative of the JAVA reed family, the JAVA “Filed - Red Cut” is the first file cut Vandoren reed for jazz and popular music. It also benefits from a completely new design. Strengths available : 2 - 2,5 - 3 - 3,5 - 4
Developed in 1983 for jazz and popular music. A thicker tip and a more flexible palette* 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. JAVA reeds are more flexible than Traditionals and V16s and vibrate on a long palette, creating a bright sound with immediate response. * Palette: zone where the waves are propagated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are absorbed further in the JAVA reed. Strengths available : 2- 2,5 - 3 - 3,5 - 4
Developed in 2002, the ZZ jazz reed is immediately responsive without sacrificing the brightness or tone quality required for this syle of music. The unique relationship between the heart and tip provides extraordinary color, great response and a durable life. ZZ reeds combine the medium-thick heart, spine, and rounded tip of the V16 with the flexible palette design of the JAVA, giving the player a rich, colorful sound with quick response. Strengths available : 2 - 2,5 - 3 - 3,5 - 4
The Vandoren Soprano Saxophone Jazz Reed Mix cards allow sax players to try one of each jazz reed Vandoren makes. Mounted on an attractive, informational backing card, one Java, Java Red, ZZ, and V16 reed in the strength of choice awaits the player. These cards offer a convenient and affordable way to try out different types of reeds before committing to buying a whole box.
This reed is designed to produce a quality of extremely pure sound due to a very thin reed tip (the area of reed with maximum vibration), balanced by a solid vertebral column (more cane in the area which climbs gradually to the heel). Traditionals feature the thinnest tip with the thickest heart, resulting in crisp articulation with a full, dark sound. Strengths available : 1 - 1,5 - 2 - 2,5 - 3 - 3,5 - 4 - 5
The success of V•12 reeds in the clarinet world for 25 years has led us to transpose their characteristics and advantages into the saxophone world. With its very precise attack, homogeneous timbre in every register, controlled high notes, warm and velvety sound, this new reed offers exceptional possibilities. Produced from cane selected for its specific proportions, the V•12 reeds have a thicker heel and are cut on a longer palette with a slightly thicker tip than the Traditional. The longer palette means that more of the reed is vibrating, resulting in a deeper, richer sound. The thicker tip gives body to the attack and also increases the longevity of the reed. Strengths available : 2,5 - 3 - 3,5 - 4 - 4,5
Launched in 1993 to answer the demand of some American jazz musicians (a JAVA with even more wood). The V16 has a thicker tip than the traditional Vandoren reeds and a longer palette. Sound: more brilliant, more percussive, particularly well adapted to all the new styles of music. V16 reeds have a medium-thick heart (more than JAVA but less than Traditionals), with a profile designed for producing a strong attack with a deep, rich sound. Strengths available : 2 - 2,5 - 3 - 3,5 - 4
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