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by Mitch Sugginer
(2 posts)
3 years ago

Vandoren Java reed id help please

I order a card of 4 Jazz Vandoren reeds,
There are two Javas;one green [unfiled]
and one red [filed]
I can`t find anty way to differentiate themand 
since I prefer one over the other I need to ID them.
Any ideas?

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (542 posts)

    3 years ago

    Re: Vandoren Java reed id help please

    Ask who you ordered it from.....

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  2. by bjroosevelt
    (47 posts)

    3 years ago

    Re: Vandoren Java reed id help please

    You just need to know how to identify a filed reed.

    Hold both reeds vertically, facing to you.

    On the filed reed, there is a perfectly horizontal line (perpendicular to the grain of the reed), that separates the base of the reed from the tapered/shaved part.

    On the unfiled reed the taper blends into the rounded base forming the shape of a U.

    The filed is the  red evidently.  

    In the future, try a using a sharpie when you open the reed up for the first time.  

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