Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds  

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There is No Jazz without ZZ.

Vandoren's ZZ reeds feature a unique relationship between the heart of the reed, where the tone is produced, and the thickness of the tip, which is responsible for vibration. The result is a reed with extraordinary tone and immediate response in a free-blowing manner - even in the altissimo range. The ZZ reeds accomplish this immediate response without sacrificing brightness or tone quality. Professional saxophonists like L.A. recording artist Gary Foster, Delmark recording artist Frank Catalano, and many others have made the switch to Vandoren’s ZZ reeds for both live performances and studio recordings.

According to a Vandoren reed chart, ZZ reeds feel one-half strength less thick in comparison to Vandoren Traditional reeds, and run even in strength with JAVA reeds. For example, a Vandoren ZZ strength 3 reed would feel equivalent to a Vandoren Traditional in strength 2.5.

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Vandoren ZZ Reeds

By Frank Rozan

from Butte, MT

Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I use Vandoren ZZ reeds for my Tenor exclusively! I have never found an "Out of the Box" playability like these. I have tried Ricco, Hempke, and LaVoz. I play a Yamaha Tenor with an OTTO Link Super Tone Master mouthpiece. I play Swing / Jazz / Big Band style music both outdoor and indoor venues. I prefer a # 2 (because I don't like to work too hard). The # 3 is also a good fit for outdoor projection. You can't go wrong with Vandoren ZZ. Sincerely, Frank Rozan AKA: Inbred Jed

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Best Reeds I have ever played

By Bjorn Johnson

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Vandoren ZZ Tenor Saxophone Reeds:

I play on a Vandroen V16 metal mpc, I used to use Rico Jazz Selects but decided it was time to try somthing different. The first reed I pulled out of the ZZ box was the best reed I have played in years. The response was amazing throughout the horn and was esspecially good in the low register. I would highly recomend these reeds to any of my friends.

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