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 unfiled reeds offered here have more cane left in the shoulders and offers a slightly more resistant and textured sound, less clinical than the filed option.
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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Haven't had enough time to get a proper feel yet.
The supplier responded:Dear customer, I hope you enjoy these reeds and ultimately find them a good fit! Kind regards, Kasey Stone - Dawkes Sales
Very good reeds. High quality
very good product, will buy again. Super.
I find Rico Select Jazz very consistent reeds and although have tried lots of Van Doren variants over the years I always come back to Rico.
What do you use if for ? If you know of an exciting alternative use for Tenor Saxophone Reeds, please advise.
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