Available Strengths: 

2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5

 

Denis DiBlasio

Traditional

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).

 

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Vandoren reed manufacturing process
by VANDORENTV

Available Strengths: 

2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4

 

Sam Bortka

JAVA

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. 

* Palette: zone where the waves are propagated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are absorbed further in the JAVA reed.

 

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Available Strengths: 

2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4

 

Jerry Vivino

JAVA

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.

 

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Available Strengths: 

2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4

 

Don Markese

ZZ

Developed in 2002, the ZZ jazz reed is immediately responsive without sacrificing the brightness or tone quality required for this style of music. The unique relationship between the heart and tip provides extraordinary color, great response and a durable life.

 

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