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Rico Introduces Reserve Classic Alto Saxophone Reeds

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The NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA, January 13-16, 2011 – Rico is excited to announce that Reserve Classic Alto Saxophone reeds have been added to its line of Reserve Classic reeds.

The Reserve Classic Alto Saxophone reeds are made from lower-internode cane which produces the most consistent tone of any reed currently on the market. The new Reserve Classic reeds feature a thicker blank that allows for more resonation as well as a profile that provides more flexibility than standard alto saxophone reeds. Reserve Classic Alto Saxophone reeds are available in strengths of 2.0 to 4.5. The Reserve Classic line also offers 3.0+ strength, making Reserve Classic the first line of reeds to offer this strength option for the alto saxophone.

Buzz about the new Reserve Classic reeds for Alto Saxophone is already stirring from top artists:

“Whether performing traditional saxophone quartet music or cutting-edge contemporary repertoire, Rico Reserve reeds provide us with exceptional reliability, response, and resonance,” enthuses Jeffrey J. Loeffert of the h2 Quartet.  “The Reserve Classic Alto Saxophone reeds allow us to perform broad dynamic ranges, project in expressive passages, and facilitate our ability to blend.”

“Rico’s new line of classical reeds gives the performer total confidence on stage,” says Dave Camwell, Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Simpson College. “The response, warmth of sound, or clarity of tone is simply sensational. I find the new Reserve Classic reeds to be in a league of their own.”

“The Reserve Classic Alto Saxophone reeds were developed after receiving some great feedback from a diverse range of players,” says Rico Product Manager, Robert Polan. “The new reeds are extremely durable, produce a fantastic tone and have been receiving an exceptional amount of acclaim from many established saxophone players.”

Rico Reserve Classic Alto Saxophone Reeds are available now and retail for $52.00.

D’Addario & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets complete lines of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories under the proprietary brand names D‘Addario, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Rico, HQ Percussion and PureSound Percussion. The company also runs theLessonroom.com and Guitar.com.  D’Addario products are marketed in approximately 120 countries.
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