A balanced design, with a thicker tip and more gentle slope creates a new dimention in sound. Developed especially for today's saxophonists, the V16 offers a rich, bright and more aggressive sound that cuts through.
Vandoren JAVA Saxophone Reeds
Vandoren Java Reeds were developed in 1983 for jazz and poplular music. A thicker extremity and a more flexible pallet* than the traditional reed allow vibration over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. Vandoren JAVA Reeds give the musician much greater playing flexibility, as the resultant elasticity zone is very large. The JA stands for Jazz and the VA stands for Variety (entertainment music) and Vandoren.
*Pallet: Zone where the waves are propagated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are aborbed further in the Java reed