D'Addario Organic Reserve - Alto Saxophone Reeds - Box of 10
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Ideal for Classical / Chamber / Experimental
A thick blank reed that offers a rich, warm tone, a heavy spine that promotes dynamic flexibility and exceptional tone quality in all registers, a narrow rail slope to produce consistency of response, and a traditional tip thickness for ease of articulation.
- A thick blank reed that offers a rich, warm tone
- A heavy spine that promotes dynamic flexibility and exceptional tone quality in all registers
- Ideal for the advancing student and professional
- Expertly designed and made in the USA from naturally-grown cane from D'Addario's own foreign fields
As someone who's exclusively used Vandoren reeds on my classical setups for many years, I have to say I am VERY impressed with these reeds! They are very responsive, and have a vibrant tone quality without being bright or edgy. Strength-wise they blow about the same as Vandoren Traditionals, but adding the "3.0+" strength between 3 and 3.5 is an excellent touch to give you more options when finetuning your setup. Sometimes it can feel like reed options for classical players are a bit limited. So if you've been habitually using the same reeds for a while like I had, mix things up a bit an give these a try. I promise you wont regret it! - Oren Gurney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
100% Certified Organic reeds
D’Addario Woodwinds has announced the world’s first and only 100% Certified Organic reeds for saxophone and clarinet. The new D’Addario Organics brand is a promise that no pesticides, herbicides, chemicals, or synthetic fertilizers are ever used in the growing, cultivating, sanitizing, or manufacturing processes. Now, D’Addario can offer a reed with unparalleled consistency and tonal quality that is also 100% Certified Organic, providing the highest level of comfort for players, educators, students, and their parents.
“When I took charge of the D’Addario family plantation in 2008, I immediately began transitioning the plantations to an organic process”, says Philippe Weibel, France Operations Manager. “This approach was a natural instinct for me; why not push further towards an organic product that is even more respectful to the environment and human beings?”
As part of this evolution, D’Addario has also removed the traditional plastic reed holders, moving instead to a renewable paper version which will eliminate more than 30,000 kilos of plastic waste each year. Reeds are now individually wrapped in a recyclable wrapper to ensure each reed is sanitary and securely protected from environmental elements. D’Addario’s Certified Organic reeds will first be available across their Reserve and Select Jazz lines in Europe, with the entirety of their cane reed portfolio being fully transitioned across the world by 2025.
“The D’Addario family business has been built on a combination of innovation and social responsibility,” says Chief Innovation Officer, Jim D’Addario. “About seven years ago, I challenged our woodwinds team, particularly the agricultural staff that maintains our cane plantations, to convert all our growing and manufacturing processes to 100% Certified Organic practices. We have received and currently maintain official certifications across all facilities and processes and have ensured that the quality and consistency of our products have not experienced any negative side effects. If anything, we have improved the consistency of our cutting process and strength sorting capabilities.
Transitioning the entire portfolio of cane reeds to Certified Organic is the next step in D’Addario’s commitment to being better stewards of the environment while providing players with the highest quality product possible. In short, these new organic reeds demonstrate D’Addario’s respect for both the player and the planet.
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