DAddario Select Jazz - Baritone Saxophone Reeds - Box of 5
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The Rico Select Jazz cut features a strong, well-defined heart and
longer vamp, yielding unprecedented projection and a clear, fat tone,
with unsurpassed flexibility and lightning-fast response. Available with
or without a French file.
Select Jazz reeds feature the thickest spine and blank of Rico's jazz
reeds with a traditional tip shape. The Select Jazz cut offers great
projection, focus, and a dark sound. They are available in both filed
and unfiled models. Offered in third strengths, as opposed to half
strengths, players can choose the most precise strength for their
"Cut specifically to play jazz, Rico Jazz Select are bright & fast
responding. They are available with or without French filing- this in
itself is a bit of a can of worms; the filed version is somewhat
brighter & subtone more strongly whereas there’s slightly more ‘fatness’
of tone to the unfiled. The difference is relatively small with the
majority of set ups but we have noticed it becomes more pronounced with
narrow beaked metal mouthpieces- For example, we’ve noticed that Jody
Jazz DV mouthpieces seem to produce a noticeably cleaner response and
are less prone to squeaks with the unfiled. It is worth noting that the
quality control & consistency of these reeds is also extremely good.
Watch out for the different strength numbering system".
Filed Vs Unfiled
A reed that goes through one additional cutting process that removes
bark from the reed’s shoulders. This allows for faster vibration.
A reed is unfiled when bark from the reed’s shoulders remains intact.
Many players enjoy the added resistance of this additional material.