D’Addario Clarinet Reed Guide

 

Rico by D’Addario
Rico by D’Addario reeds are unfiled and feature a thinner profile and blank. Designed for ease of response, they are ideal for students, revered by educators worldwide, and are a favorite among jazz musicians. D’Addario’s state-of-the-art machinery and reed-making process have resulted in unprecedented consistency in today’s Rico reed.

 

Rico Royal by D’Addario
Royal by D’Addario reeds are filed and feature a thinner profile and blank. They are ideal for students and advancing players, and are revered by educators worldwide. Royal reeds offer ease of response and increased clarity in the sound. D’Addario’s state-of-the-art machinery and reedmaking process have resulted in unprecedented consistency in today’s Royal reed.

 

Mitchell Lurie
Mitchell Lurie reeds are ideal for the advancing student. They are unfiled and feature a thinner tip, for ease of response, combined with a thicker spine. The result is a more resistant reed with a warmer sound. Rico’s updated reed-making machinery and state-of-the-art process have made today’s Mitchell Lurie reed more consistent than ever before.

 

Mitchell Lurie Premium
Mitchell Lurie reeds are ideal for the advancing student. They are filed and feature a thinner tip for ease of response combined with a thicker spine. The result is a more resistant reed with a warmer sound. Rico’s updated reed-making machinery and state-of-the-art process has made today’s Mitchell Lurie reed more consistent than ever before.

 

La Voz
Similar to the Rico cut, La Voz reeds are unfiled and feature a thinner profile and blank. The La Voz strength range offers greater flexibility, and their deep, powerful tone makes them a standard among jazz musicians. Rico’s updated reed-making machinery and state-of-the-art process have made today’s La Voz reed more consistent than ever before.

 

Reserve Classic
A thick blank clarinet reed that offers tonal depth, a longer vamp for flexibility, squared tip corners for ease of response, and a thicker tip for clear articulation.

 

Reserve
A traditional blank clarinet reed that offers a focused sound, a shorter vamp for even response, rounded tip corners for tonal warmth, and a standard tip thickness for quick response.

 

Reserve Classic German
Reserve Classic, Rico’s most revolutionary cut, is unfiled and features a narrower blank taper and more gradual tip shape, offering the most precise articulation and flexibility. The Reserve Classic reed is suited for a wide range of symphonic and solo playing styles, and has a dark sound with a wide color palette. Reserve Classic reeds are made from thick blank, lower-internode cane; lower-internode cane comes from the first four tubes of the cane stalk, yielding greater consistency from reed to reed.

 

Grand Concert Classic
Grand Concert Select Traditional reeds are filed and feature a traditional tip and thicker spine, providing a quick response. They have a traditional blank thickness; traditional blanks are made from cane closer to the bark, adding more brilliance to the sound.

 

Grand Concert Select
Grand Concert Select Thick Blank reeds are filed and feature a traditional tip and thicker spine, providing a quick response. GCS Thick Blank differs from GCS Traditional in that it has a thicker blank; thicker blanks are made from cane further away from the bark, resulting in a warmer sound.

 

Grand Concert Evolution
Grand Concert Select Evolution reeds are unfiled and have more material in the shoulders of the vamp. They feature a traditional tip and the thickest spine of the GCS family, providing a full sound. Of all Rico’s clarinet reeds, GCS Evolution has the thickest blank; thick blanks are made from cane further away from the bark, resulting in a warmer sound.

 

Plasticover by D’Addario
Plasticover features a brilliant, projecting tone and enables a unique voice in various musical styles, from funk to Latin jazz. This coated reed is ideal for quick instrument changes and endures extreme weather conditions. Noted for its durability, Plasticover is a perfect solution for outdoor performances.

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