Alexander Superial - Baritone Saxophone Reeds - Box of 5

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High-quality reeds designed by Tom Alexander, made using cane grown in the south of France. 


The Superial cut began production in the early 1990s, with the aim to create a reed that produced a warm, resonant "buzz", good projection, even scale throughout the registers, and a wide dynamic range. 

This was in line with the tonal concept of the "American" style single cut reeds, but with a more developed heart and rear vamp area, one with "spring" and natural resilience needed to produce a really big sound.

Try these if you like Vandoren Java or D'Addario Rico (Orange Box)


Please be aware that, unlike most other brands, these reeds do not come with plastic reed holders, so we would recommend purchasing a reed holder or case to keep your reeds in after playing. The lack of reed holders (or any plastic packaging, in fact, thanks to the metal tin) makes these reeds the ideal choice for players wanting to cut down on the amount of plastic they use!

Pro Reviews

"It took Tom Alexander's exquisite reeds to get me back to using cane after 20 years on plastic. They are a classy product, even the packaging is artistic. The reeds vibrate evenly, consistently, and last for quite a while while the sound produced has the right balance of highs and lows that I am always striving for. If reeds had been this good back in the 1980s, I would've never have changed to plastic!!"  Dave Liebman

"These are some of the best reeds I have ever played. They have a warm, rich, full-bodied sound; a feel which is both firm and flexible; great projection; and tremendous longevity. The switch was well worth the time and effort."  Joshua Redman 

Staff Review

"There are four different cuts of these reeds to choose from; Classique- a standard classical cut, Superial, DC & ‘New York’ Expensive, yes- but set against that is the fact these reeds are extremely consistent- if you’re used to having to reject a proportion of reeds in any given box the almost zero reject rate of these effectively covers most of the price difference. And they come in a very nice box." - Julian Lawrence (

After several years of sticking to the same D'Addario Select Jazz, I decided it was time to branch out and give some different reeds a try. At the time of writing, I am using Alexander Superial DC on Tenor, and Superial on Alto, and I'm loving them! They are really free blowing, but still, retain a warm sound with a strong core to them. The strengths also line up quite nicely with other brands that I'm used to, so I didn't have to make any adjustments there. I can see these being my new go-to reed for a while! - Oren Gurney (

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