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Vandoren SR263 Alto Sax JAVA Reeds Strength 3; Box of 10 Strength: 3

(12 customer reviews)

More flexible than Traditional and V16 reeds
Vibrates over a longer palette producing a bright sound with immediate response
Also available in other strengths
Every reed sealed in ‘Flow Pack’ to ensure freshness.

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Developed in 1983 for jazz and popular music, the JAVA reed incorporates a thicker tip and a more flexible palette than the Tradational reed which allows the reed to vibrate over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. This type of vertebral column gives the musician much greater playing flexibility, as the resultant elesticity zone is very large. The palette is the zone where the air waves are propgated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are absorbed firther in the JAVA reed.

Specification: Vandoren SR263 Alto Sax JAVA Reeds Strength 3; Box of 10 Strength: 3

Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 × 1.5 × 2.5 in

12 reviews for Vandoren SR263 Alto Sax JAVA Reeds Strength 3; Box of 10 Strength: 3

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  1. Kirstin

    Seller was fantastic. Vandoren has gone down immensely in quality. I played at a high level for several years using Vandoren. I haven’t played in about 4 years and just started up again, was able to use about 4 of these reeds when before I use to get 6-7 gig playable reeds per box. Just looking at the butt of the stock I could tell they would be bad from the start because both sides were drastically different size heights. One reed was nearly double the height of another side. This lead to terribly uneven heart and no playability or consistency on a recordable level.Read more

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  2. Rob Fleming

    My akti sax go-to reed now. I’ve used a wide variety of cane and synthetic reeds for the past few years, but recently discovered the Vandoren JAVA works best for me. The key words in that last sentence were “works best for me.” The reason there is such a mind-boggling variety reeds made from various materials in various ways and packaged in different manners (although packaging has nothing to do with playability), suggests the individual taste that attends the selection of a reed.Read more

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  3. Tupu

    These have been my reeds of choice for over 25 years! Depending on my mouthpiece, I use a 2.5 or 3. They have a nice response once theyre really broken in and for me they add a nice edge and body to the sound. They are a little expensive though. Once in a while you can find a great deal and thats the best time to grab them!Read more

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  4. Mariealena Dagostino

    My daughter is a sax player of 6 months, Jr she has prior music experience so is pretty advanced. As she progressed the reeds changed in hardness. This reed seems to work well for her for now, as she is in the jazz band and this is a “jazz reed.” She has found several good ones in the box that she likes and alternates them. She hasn’t had to shave any yet.Read more

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  5. M.B.C.

    Thickness I cannot comment on since each player has a preference. But these reeds have been my number 1 go to for the last 20 years. They’ve always made my Alto sound crisp, clean, and they’re easy to use up and down the horn; including altissimo.Read more

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  6. K. L. Shaffer

    Okay, I have been playing alto sax for nearly seven years, now. I have tried many reed brands, from regular Ricos and Vandorens to random no names. When I heard about this reed being a jazz reed, I was like, well, what the heck? When I opened it up, it played brilliantly. The reed was not airy or scratchy sounding at all. I use this reed now for all types of playing. The typical lifespan of one reed, used everyday, is about one month. I rotate my reeds so they last longer, and I still get that new sound whenever I play with these reeds. I have tried this reed with multiple mouthpieces, including the Jody Jazz classical mouthpiece, Selmer 80 and 90, Yamaha 4c, and many other mouth pieces.Read more

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  7. Jim in SA

    A box of 10 reeds generally gives me 5-7 workable reeds; same as most other brands, and those that work sound great. Messing with reeds sometimes makes me wish I were a trumpet player, though.Read more

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  8. Jean Paul Lopez Pineda

    A mi hijo le gustan estas cañas, son buenas y de calidad.Read more

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  9. Jo

    First time I’ve tried Java Green reeds and so far so good.Read more

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  10. Amazon Customer

    GoodRead more

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  11. J

    ExcellentRead more

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  12. Fraser B.

    great piece for great reeds, they are really good for jazz musicRead more

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