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Home > Woodwinds > Woodwind Accessories > Reeds > Clarinet Reeds > Bb Clarinet Reeds > Rico Reserve Classic Bb Clarinet Reeds

Bb Clarinet Reeds

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Item #: 476469 200
Mfg #: RCT1020

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Product Overview

  • Special cane treatment process that helps reduce reed warping
    Gradual tip shape adding more tonal warmth
    Traditional tip thickness for a quick articulation
    Offered in 2.0 to 4.5 including a 3.5+ and 4.0+ strength
    Consistent with the rest of the Reserve line, Reserve Classics uses only the densest, lower internode cane for longer durability and consistency
Product Details

Rico Reserve Classic Bb Clarinet Reeds

Reserve Classic reeds have been designed for clarinetists by clarinetists in collaboration with Mark Nuccio, Acting Principal Clarinetist of the NY Philharmonic.

They undergo a special cane treatment process that helps reduce reed warping, and the gradual tip shape adding more tonal warmth. The traditional tip thickness makes for a quick articulation. These reeds are offered in 2.0 to 4.5 including a 3.5+ and 4.0+ strength.

Like the Reserve line, they use only the densest, lower internode cane for longer durability and consistency

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8 out of 9 People found this review helpful

Give them a try

By michael from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/26/2012 1:37:01 PM

As the principal clarinetist in the Pittsburgh Symphony, I need the best reeds available, period. I played V-12's for years. True, a good Vandoren is a great reed. But Rico has improved so much recently, that I have now switched. They are more consistent, they have a smooth sound, and when they break in (allow a slightly longer break in period), they last a long time. Fact is, we now have options!! They are worth a try. You might not like them as much as what you are currently playing, but you might like them more. My advice, try the equivalent V-12 strength and also one step stronger (I played V12 #4, and Rico 4+) and decide which work better. Happy playing!

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1 out of 1 People found this review helpful

Best reeds I've ever used

By Elise from Baltimore, MD on 3/3/2013 9:48:50 AM

My father bought me a box of 25 reeds my last year of Highschool and they are perfect. Being a music major I've experienced many reeds and these are my favorite. They last long and sound fantastic. My friend let me try a Vandoren V12 and compared to the Rico Classic they sound weak. Even though Rico is seen as a "cheap" reed, these are great and are very professional.

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1 out of 5 People found this review helpful

Better, but not quite there yet

By Jennifer from Houston, TX on 2/15/2011 10:44:28 PM

The Rico Reserve, as promised, is better than the standard Rico reed, which while a standard of beginner bands because of affordability, has lacked real quality or consistency. The Reserve line is more consistent, but carries a brighter sound than comparable Vandorens. This would probably serve just fine in jazz ensembles, but the darker concert sound might be a problem. Also, if you are used to playing on Vandoren reeds, choose a Reserve a step harder, as they tend to run soft.

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