Rico Royal reeds have a more traditional French filed cut for increased response, especially in the low register, adding clarity to the tone and making soft attacks easier. Conveniently packaged in boxes of ten reeds per pack.
Manufacturer: U.S. Band & Orchestra Supplies Inc.
The Rover Dark assists in producing a full, centered tone. One can compare the results of this ligature with the age-old technology of the string ligature. Enjoyed especially by classical performers for its warm sound, the Rover Dark is our most favored and top selling ligature. Rovner ligatures hold the reed to the mouthpiece with no pressure points. Because there are no pressure points or rigid constraints on the reed, the reed seats evenly to the facing of the mouthpiece reducing stuffiness and improving tonal clarity. Available Dark model ligatures 1E - Bb German String/ Eb Clarinet, Nickel Fittings 1M - Metal Alto/Small Tenor Sax, Nickel Fittings 1MB - Metal Alto/Tenor Slim, Gold Fittings 1MD - Metal Doff Sop Sax, Nickel Fittings 1MS - Metal Selmer Sop Sax, Nickel Fittings 1MVS - Metal Small Sop Sax, Gold Fittings 1R - Bb Clarinet, Nickel Fittings 1RL - Hard Rubber Alto Sax, Gold Fittings 1RR - Hard Rubber Runyon Alto Sax, Gold Fittings 1RVS - Hard Rubber Sop Sax, Gold Fittings 1RXS - Hard Rubber X-Sm Sop Sax, Gold Fittings 2M - Metal Med Alto/Tenor Sax, Nickel Fittings 2R - Hard Rubber Tenor Sax, Gold Fittings 2RBL - Hard Rubber Slim Baritone Sax, Gold Fittings 2RS - Alto Clarinet, Nickel Fittings 3ML - Metal Large Tenor/Small Bari Sax, Gold Fittings 3ML-NY - Metal Tenor "NY" Sax, Gold Fittings 3MVL - Metal Otto Link Baritone Sax, Gold Fittings 3R - Hard Rubber Baritone Sax, Gold Fittings 3RL - Bass Clarinet, Nickel Fittings 4R - Hard Rubber Bass Sax, Gold Fittings 4RL - Babb Contrabass Clarinet, Nickel Fittings 4RS - Eb Contra/Alto Clarinet, Nickel Fittings.
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), being balanced by a solid vertebral column (more cane in the area which climbs gradually to the heel). These reeds are recognizable by a straight line to delineate the limit of the area of bark. The favorite reed of classic saxophonists worldwide since Marcel Mule, it has always been (and is still) used with equal success by many players.
V.12 Bb Clarinet reeds are manufactured from cane tubes with the same diameter as cane used for alto saxophone reeds. As a result, they have a thicker heel and are cut on a longer palette with a slightly thicker tip than Traditional reeds. The longer palatte palette means that more of the reed is vibrating, resulting in a deeper, richer sound. The thicker tip gives body to the attack and also increases the longevity of the reed.
Rico Alto Saxophone ReedsQuality and VersatilityDesigned for a wide variety of playing situations, Rico reeds are manufactured with state-of-the-art equipment and engineered for ease of play. With an unfiled cut and thinner vamp Rico reeds vibrate easily making them a popular choice among educators.Setting The StandardRico reeds have been the standard among reed players for generations. Every reed is precisely graded for its strength and quality, making Rico the best value for students and professionals alike.Something For EveryoneRico reeds are available in 10-reed boxes, 3-reed packs, and 25-reed Novapak reed dispensers to cater to every players needs.Rico Reed FeaturesThinner vamp cut designed for ease of playPriced affordably for educatorsAvailable for full range of saxophones and clarinetsAlso offered in 3-reed packs and 25-reed Novapak reed dispensers
These reeds are cut for the intermediate to advanced player, designed for a clear balanced sound. The most widely played reeds in the professional world, with a superiority proven over many years, these reeds suit all styles of music. The principal acoustic qualities are: Excellent response in all registers, even allowing a pianissimo attack of the highest notes. Flexibility allowing the legato or staccato execution of large intervals. A richness of tone which gives body and brilliance to the sound. Thickness at the tip: .09mm (0.0035 inch) Thickness at the heel: 2.8mm