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BRANCHER Classic and BRANCHER Jazz  
Vandoren
Java and ZZ reeds

 

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Baritone

Brancher Jazz

Brancher Classic

Vandoren ZZ

 

Vandoren Java

 

 

BRANCHER Reeds
These are our favorite! In the Var region of France,  there is a small cane grower with substantial stocks of slow-growing wild cane.... the best cane we know of. This company makes reeds under their own name but, for whatever reason, they are not very good. Enter a crop of small businessmen-players and you have the numerous collaborations that have produced reeds under the names Peter Ponzol, Alexander Superial etc. and, in our opinion, the best of these... BRANCHER reeds. Pascal Brancher is a player and a savvy designer. His reeds won hands down in a blind play-test we performed here and we placed our order immediately.

BRANCHER reeds
are made from wild grown French cane, selected for its consistency and density. These reeds play better and longer than reeds made of  plantation grown cane. Best of all, they last longer too.

Two versions are offered... Classic and Jazz. Do not confuse these unfortunate names with the fact that each model has its own sound and each can be used wherever the player desires.

BRANCHER Classic Reeds:
Sound character is comparable to the warm sound of Vandoren ZZ or Rico Jazz Select reeds, but the palette is richer and response is better.

BRANCHER
Classic
Reeds

Soprano
Box of 6
$12.49

Alto

Tenor
Box of 4
$15.99

Baritone
Box of 4
$24.99

# 3 1/2

Try Jazz
#4 below

SOLD
OUT

SOLD
OUT

SOLD
OUT

# 4

SALE
$8.99

 
Try Jazz #5 below

SALE
$8.99

 

SALE
$13.49

 

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BRANCHER Jazz Reeds
These are our favorite! In the Var region of France,  there is a small cane grower with substantial stocks of slow-growing wild cane.... the best cane we know of. This company makes reeds under their own name but, for whatever reason, they are not very good. Enter a crop of small businessmen-players and you have the numerous collaborations that have produced reeds under the names Peter Ponzol, Alexander Superial etc. and, in our opinion, the best of these... BRANCHER reeds. Pascal Brancher is a player and a savvy designer. His reeds won hands down in a blind play-test we performed here and we placed our order immediately.

BRANCHER reeds
are made from wild grown French cane, selected for its consistency and density. These reeds play better and longer than reeds made of  plantation grown cane. Best of all, they last longer too.

Two versions are offered... Classic and Jazz. Do not confuse these unfortunate names with the fact that each model has its own sound and each can be used wherever the player desires.

BRANCHER Jazz Reeds:
This reed design has a thinner cut than the Classic and these reeds are easier to play and more responsive. They play with a brighter sound with just a little edge. Sound character is comparable to Vandoren Java but with more punch.
IMPORTANT: Select a stiffness grade #  1/2 step stiffer than your usual reed if you play VanDoren reeds or Brancher Classic reeds..

BRANCHER
Jazz
Reeds

Soprano
Box of 6
$12.49

Alto
Box of 6
$15.99

Tenor
Box of 4
$15.99

Baritone
Box of 4
$24.99

# 4
(equivalent strength to most # 3 1/2 reeds)

SALE
$8.99

 

SOLD
OUT

SOLD
OUT

SOLD
OUT

# 5
(equivalent strength to most # 4 reeds)

SALE
$8.99

 

SALE
$8.99

 

Try Classic #4 above

SALE
$13.49

 

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Vandoren ZZ
Released in the spring of 2003, these reeds feature a thicker tip than the Java and even than the V16. But the vamp has been thinned compared to the V16 to make it more consistent and easier to play. V16s could be a little inconsistent and a little too heavy for most players.The result is a dark reed with a ton of power. Perfect for strong aggressive players.

Vandoren
ZZ
Reeds

Soprano
Box of 10
Price:
$20.99

# 4

SALE
$16.99

 

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Vandoren Java
These reeds are thinner and brighter than the Vandoren Traditional and ZZ reeds. Reminiscent of the Rico Royal but with a finer grade of cane. Noticeably smoother in finish than the Rico Royal but a touch darker. Their flexible cut is perfect for expressive music styles.

Vandoren
Java
Reeds

Soprano
Box of 10
Price: $20.99

# 2

SALE
$16.99

 

# 3 1/2

SALE
$16.99

 

# 4

SALE
$16.99

 

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