Vandoren Traditional Alto Saxophone Reeds

SKU: VASR2111

$53
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  • Most popular intermediate and pro alto saxophone reeds
  • Suitable for all styles of music
  • Excellent tone and response across all registers
  • Includes FREE Jazz & Rock Saxophone book, while stocks last

The most widely played reeds in the professional world.

Superiority proven over the years . These reeds suit all styles of music.
Traditionals are known for their excellent response in all registers :
• excellent response in all registers, allowing a pianissimo attack in even the highest notes.
• extremely flexible, allowing the legato or staccato execution of large intervals
• gives body and clarity to the sound


This reed is designed to produce a quality of extremely pure sound

This reed is designed to produce a quality of extremely pure sound due to:
• A very thin reed tip (the area of reed with maximum vibration).
• A solid vertebral column (more cane in the area which climbs gradually to the heel).


Vandoren: a Century of Passion ...

The Vandoren company was founded in 1905. It quickly became the leader in reeds, mouthpieces and accessories for clarinets and saxophones. Vandoren is exporting today 90% of its production in more than 100 countries, thanks to a know-how and an involvement of every instant.

The Vandoren company is a family business, founded by Eugène Van Doren, soloist at the Concerts Colonne orchestra. Continued by his son, clarinetist Robert Van Doren then by Bernard Van Doren, its actual President. Robert, Bernard’s son, joined the company in 2014.

The historic workshops of rue Lepic in Paris were transferred in the early 90s ito Southern France (Bormes les Mimosas), thus enabling the development, modernization and constant optimization of our manufacturing processes.

The Parisian space were then transformed into Test studios, including a music sheet showroom for clarinet and saxophone as well as a teaching and interpretation room. In addition to our worldwide distribution network, Musician’s Advisory Studios have also been fitted out in Japan (Tokyo), the United States (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), Europe, and more recently in China.

The Vandoren team regularly keeps informed or participates in the events of our musical friends and to the initiatives related to the promotion of musical practice. Vandojams are also organized every month in jazz clubs, notably in Paris and New York.

Cane is the raw material for making reeds. It is a 100% natural plant that we grow for most of our needs in our cane fields located in Southern France.

The waste resulting from this activity but also from the reed making is fully reused either as compost in our cane fields or to supply the boiler that heats our factory.

Anticipating evolutions, listening to musicians’s needs, constantly optimizing our products is our challenge for more than a century. With a large choice of state-of-the-art products in order to make music fun and play!


What are the Differences?



TRADITIONAL –
This reed is designed to produce a quality of extremely pure sound due to a very thin reed tip (the area of reed with maximum vibration), balanced by a solid vertebral column (more cane in the area which climbs gradually to the heel).


V•12 – The success of V•12 reeds in the clarinet world for 25 years has led us to transpose their characteristics and advantages into the saxophone world. With its very precise attack, homogeneous timbre in every register, controlled high notes, warm and velvety sound, this new reed offers exceptional possibilities.

V21 - The V21 reed combines the conical shape of a 56 rue Lepic reed with a V•12 profile. This unique combination makes all registers of the clarinet more accessible with warmth and a depth of sound. It will allow you to play with amazing presence and immediate response. V21 is the perfect reed for performances that require the ability to handle large interval leaps efficiently with an even and rich tone.

JAVA – Developed in 1983 for jazz and popular music. A thicker tip and a more flexible palette* than the Traditional reed allow vibration over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. This type of vertebral column gives the musician much greater playing flexibility, as the resultant elasticity zone is very large.

JAVA RED – The driving force behind the JAVA “Filed - Red Cut” design was to offer more sonic possibilities to musicians while keeping the qualities of the original Java. More flexible than its elder version, with a little more tonal body, the JAVA “Filed - Red Cut” offers a full, rich, centered sound and excellent projection with an extremely precise attack.

V16 – Launched in 1993 to answer the demand of some American jazz musicians (a JAVA with even more wood). The V16 has a thicker tip than the traditional Vandoren reeds and a longer palette. Sound: more brilliant, more percussive, particularly well adapted to all the new styles of music.


jaZZ – Developed in 2002, the ZZ jazz reed is immediately responsive without sacrificing the brightness or tone quality required for this style of music. The unique relationship between the heart and tip provides extraordinary color, great response and a durable life.


JAZZ REED MIX - The Vandoren Jazz Reed Mix cards allow sax players to try one of each jazz reed Vandoren makes. Mounted on an attractive, informational backing card, one Java, Java Red, ZZ, and V16 reed in the strength of choice awaits the player. These cards offer a convenient and affordable way to try out different types of reeds before committing to buying a whole box. 

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