The Rico Royal reed combines the features of the traditional Rico cut with a French file. Designed for advancing players, Rico Royal offers an even response across the registers and more clarity in the sound. Rico's updated reed-making machinery and state-of-the-art process have made today's Rico Royal reed more consistent than ever before. Rico Royal reeds are offered in a wider strength range than Rico "Orange Box." Traditional Rico cut with a stronger spine Strength 2.0, Filed cut, package of 3 reeds Works well for both classical and jazz applications.