Vandoren Java - Alto Saxophone Reed - Single: 2.5
Designed in 1983 for JAzz & VAriety. Thicker, yet more flexible than the Traditional reed. This produces greater vibration & elasticity.
"Bright & with quick, snappy response plus great subtones, these are clearly aimed at players with a bright, contemporary sound. Javas now come in 2 varieties; the original 'Green Box'& a new 'Red Box' version. Green Javas are a slightly thinner, more sensitive reed- good for acoustic gigs and studio work- whereas the Reds have a bigger tone and more power making them ideal for projection in louder situations- big bands etc (though see V16s, bellow for some useful information for anyone playing with an amplified outfits). Also note that the Red Box version is French Filed, hence potentially has the same issues with narrow beak/high baffle mouthpieces as Rico Jazz Selects" Jules@sax.co.uk
How do you choose what reed is right for you?!!
One point about testing reeds. Trying out one single reed of a specific type is useful, but- due to the variations within each box- to get the ‘feel’ of a particular reed type it’s usually necessary to give two or three reeds a blow to really get their character. Whereas your saxophone and mouthpiece are precision engineered from metal and ebonite, reeds are cut from cane and vary noticeably, even within the same box. Jules@sax.co.uk
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