Vandoren Sax Reeds

Traditional Reeds

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) balances by a solid vertebral column (more cane in the area which climbs gradually to the heel) These reeds are recognizable by a straight line that delineates the limit of the area of bark.

Java Reeds

Developed by Vandoren in 1983for Jazz and popular music. A thicker tip and more flexible pallet* 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 a resultant elasticity zone is very large. Pallet: zone where the waves are propagated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are absorbed further in the Java Reed.



V16 Reeds

Launched in 1993 to answer the demand of some American Jazz musicians (a Java with even more wood) The V16 has a thicker tip than the Traditional Vandoren reeds and a longer pallet. Sound: more brilliant, more brilliant, more percussive, particularly well adapted to all the new styles of music.

Jazz Reeds

In tests with Jazz saxophonists, the artists found the new Jazz reed to be immediately responsive without sacrificing the brightness or tone quality required for their style of music. Its free blowing characteristics made the artists immediate fans of the new Jazz reed.