igned in 1983 for JAzz & VAriety. Thicker, yet more flexible than the Traditional reed. This produces greater vibration & elasticity.
“Bright & with quick, snappy response plus great subtones, these are clearly aimed at players with a bright, contemporary sound. Javas now come in 2 varieties; the original ‘Green Box’& a new ‘Red Box’ version. Green Javas are a slightly thinner, more sensitive reed- good for acoustic gigs and studio work- whereas the Reds have a bigger tone and more power making them ideal for projection in louder situations- big bands etc (though see V16s, bellow for some useful information for anyone playing with an amplified outfits). Also note that the Red Box version is French Filed, hence potentially has the same issues with narrow beak/high baffle mouthpieces as Rico Jazz Selects”