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Product Information

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. JAVA reeds are more flexible than Traditionals and V16s and vibrate on a long palette, creating a bright sound with immediate response.
  • Supplied in Box of 10
  • Vibrant and flexible tone
  • Suitable for Alto Sax

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Vandoren Java Alto Sax Reed : Boxes of 10 Reviews

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2022-03-09

Good quality reed, plays really well.

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2020-02-18

Great tone and projection from these reeds

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2020-02-07

yes a good product but hard to judge reed strength as vandoren usually thought to be slightly harder reeds and yet javas are softer so may have to order more to get exact reeds I need

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2019-09-29

A great set of reeds for all types of playing.

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2019-04-15

Always use these, very consistent quality

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2017-08-21

Industry standard intermediate players reed.

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2016-05-07

These reeds were recommended to me by a dance band leader (sax player).
I have been so grateful for his advice. I would not buy any other reed than Java.
Great sound, easy to play and excellent longevity.

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2014-11-19

Products are generally v good

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2014-08-22

Having tried lots of reeds I have found these the best.

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2014-08-04

Always use these reeds and seem good

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