DAddario Select Jazz - Soprano Saxophone Reed - Single
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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 individual equipment
"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". Jules@sax.co.uk
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.