Gonzalez reeds are produced in the worlds largest cane plantation in Argentina. The reeds are grown and cultivated naturally using only organic fertilisers and the rich soil at the foot of the Andes.
Gonzalez now generate 7 million reeds per year and have players all over the world. Gonzalez take pride in their tradition and pay particular attention to the consistency of grade and tone in their reeds.
The Gonzalez RC reeds have proved to be very popular since we took them on. Priced very sensibly and as a direct competitor to the Rico ‘orange box’ they have proved to be arguably more consistent and better playing than the Rico’s, and at a more affordable price, ideal for educators. The reed itself is quite bright compared to the other Gonzalez equivalents and also unlike it’s ‘brothers’ they come up softer than you would expect.
These reeds are ideal for new beginners as they are very easy to play, usually a strength 1.5 is ideal. For more advanced players looking for an alternative to their current reeds, please check out the comparison strength chart in the alternate image section. As an example if you use Vandoren Traditional no.2.5 you’d probably want a Gonzalez RC no.2.75 or no.3. Yes, they do 1/4 strengths, but only from 2.5 to 3.5, not either side of that.
For those experimenting the Vandoren equivalent to RC = Traditional if you had to pick but it’s fairer and more accurate to say Rico Orange box.
Our specialist trained staff are able to help you. Please contact us or call us on 01628 630800
I was introduced to Gonzalez reeds for the Bass Clarinet and use them for all my clarinets and saxophones - I find them very reliable and consistent 'out of the box'
Good for me, a complete beginner. Be careful about licking it beforehand .. I got a small splinter in my tongue!
The reeds are much harder than expected and difficult to play.
The supplier responded:Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for your feedback with regards to the reeds we supplied you.
Jesse has contacted you by phone to see if there are others we can recommend so anytime you wish to discuss your order, please feel welcome to pick up the phone so we can sort it out for you promptly.
Linda at Dawkes Music
Don't like this reed make as much, would always opt for Juno rather than these for my Yamaha clarinet. Although this make is ok for the type of clarinet, I just prefer the sound of the Juno.
Using for students new to clarinet in one to one or very small group lessons. Reeds better than others on the market and cheaper.
A good all round clarinet reed at a reasonable price
Clarinet reed for my students.
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