Known for many years as the Rico Select Jazz the new branding and packaging from 2016 onwards reflects the D Addario company ownership (that has actually been in place since 2004) and the reeds are now referred to as Select Jazz, or D Addario Select Jazz.
The reeds are exactly the same, with the same geometry, manufacturing process, manufacturing location and indeed the same cane sourcing, it's only the packaging that has changed.
Select Jazz reeds feature the thickest spine and blank of D Addarios jazz reeds, with a traditional tip shape. The Select Jazz cut offers great projection, focus, and a vibrant sound. The filed reeds offered here have a traditional scrape which takes a little more off the shoulders and offers a slightly more responsive and articulate sound.
They are also generally more suited to mouthpieces with a gradual French style facing curve.
Offered in third strengths, rather than half strengths, so players can choose the most precise strength for their individual equipment. The Select Jazz are the choice of top Sax Professionals around the world.
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The sound produced seemed a little too harsh.
Have used this product for some time now, very pleased with the quality. Would recommend to anyone.
Good quality reeds great sound for me.
Work well with the mouthpiece, might go for 2.5 next time
I ordered clarinet & saxophone reeds plus a mouthpiece hygiene spray which arrived very quickly.
However ...the spray had leaked over the reed box, so I’m hindsight, perhaps the top could have been tightened and the spray bottle put in a plastic bag before going in the Jiffy post envelope.
Reliable quality and great "vintage" sound
These work very nicely on my Selmer C* mouthpiece. I initially chose a 2H to replace my 2.5 Vandoren reeds, but a 3S works better for me.
Works for me
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