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 reeds are more flexible than Traditionals and V16s and vibrate on a long palette, creating a bright sound with immediate response.
* Palette: zone where the waves are propagated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are absorbed further in the JAVA reed.
About “Flow Pack”:
Every reed is sealed in ‘Flow Pack’ to ensure factory freshness. ‘Flow Pack’ airtight packaging now enables reeds to be kept for as long as possible in the same perfect condition as when they come out of the atelier. This factory fresh concept is a major advance for musicians.
Now each reed reaches the final customer in a state of remarkable freshness. “I wanted to free musicians from any material and secondary constraints, any hindrance to their own creativity and freedom of expression” – Bernard Van Doren (MD, Vandoren)
In order to guarantee the excellence of the Vandoren brand and to enable
musicians to have confidence that they are playing a genuine Vandoren product, we have devised a system of authentication.
Musicians and retailers can confirm the authenticity of their Vandoren reeds and reed boxes at any time. Each reed and reed box contains an identification code that can easily be verified at: www.vandoren.fr/fightagainstfake
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