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Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds (Various Strengths)(Box of 5)


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Coated for durability and consistency

Designed to resist moisture and climate changes, Plasticover is ideal for use in outdoor ensembles such as marching band, and for doublers who need to make quick changes between instruments. Whether in moist tropics or in desert heat, Plasticover responds instantly. The durable coating also provides a clear, projecting tone, making Plasticover a favorite with jazz, studio and pop musicians.

    •  Coated with plastic to resist changes in moisture and climate •  Coating provides durability and clear tone •  Most flexible grade of cane for instant response •  French-filed for fast response

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  • Reeds 5x


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RicoPlasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds (Various Strengths)(Box of 5)

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from San Jose CA

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Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds (Various Strengths)(Box of 5):

I got these plastic coated reeds (2.5 strength) about 3 weeks ago and am really surprised by their performance. I have always used standard Rico reeds before. I always assumed that all reeds had to be wetted and warmed up to achieve the desired performance before playing - not so with these. These reeds are always ready. I switch between playing keyboard and tenor sax and when I pick the up the sax it's always ready to play. No re-wetting required.

I admit that I don't completely understand the science of why these plastic coated reeds have this added feature (always ready to play) but I think they are great. I am glad that I tried them.

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Have used for many years


from Macon, GA

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  • Adds a little grit to that rock & roll tone.
  • Easy To Play
  • Flexible
  • Good Response
  • Good Tone
  • Rich Sound


  • The cost is starting to rise too much.

Best Uses

  • Adds to the "Party Music" tone and attitude.

Comments about Rico Plasticover Tenor Saxophone Reeds (Various Strengths)(Box of 5):

I have used these reeds on alto, tenor and bari for 30 or more years. Never use them for concert music. You need to order several boxes at a time since some play well and some do not. Just like a cane reed. These reeds will produce more volume and more edge (brighter tone) for the rock gigs. I have tried synthetic reeds but have not found one that gives that extra bit of grit to the tone. For best results use them with a m//p that has a fairly high baffle and a mic that has a large voice coil so you can back away about a foot and still fill the stage with a full sound.

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Material Plastic
Other Features Plastic-coated wood.
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