Crafted from high density cane for a vibrant sound with full projection.
Rico Reserve Classic Bass Clarinet Reeds
Rico Reserve Bass Clarinet Reeds are for the bass clarinetist with the most discriminate taste. They are made from lower-internode cane which is the most consistent and dense cane available. Then Rico Reserve Bass Clarinet Reeds are cut with the precision of a natural-diamond blade. The reeds are polished smooth using state-of-the-art techniques. To ensure an accurate strength, optical laser measurements are taken. Rico Reserve Reeds are made from the best cane using the most advanced technologies available. This results in a consistent box of reeds with great tone and playability.
Rico has gone to great lengths and made great strides to provide the best reeds available. Today, several top bass clarinet artists rely on Rico.
"Rico has taken the tremendous improvements in reed quality they have made with Reserve Classic Bb clarinet reeds and translated that into the finest Bass Clarinet reed. These reeds offer incredible tone, projection, and most of all, greater consistency within the box" - J. Lawrie Bloom, Bass Clarinet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
"The new bass clarinet reeds from Rico are fantastic! They help me achieve greater clarity, depth, and richness to the sound making tuning, blending, and projecting much easier. In other words, they are making my job much easier!" – Tim Zavadil, Bass Clarinet, Minnesota Orchestra
"The Classic Reserve reeds articulate beautifully, have a flexible tone and play in tune." – Ron Aufmann, Bass Clarinet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
"I love the overall response and feel. They are extremely consistent. These reeds play great and I am so excited to have such a great product available for bass clarinet" – Alcides Rodriguez, Bass clarinet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
"What a joy to play these marvels. They all play well and have a great consistency of strength and sound." - André Moisan, Bass clarinet, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
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