Of course, we don't need to tell you that wicker is important for both the playability and the sound of a sax. As a result, Vandoren has developed a large number of different sizes of wicker, to meet every wish! After all, each player is different and has his or her own preference of the reeds. These reeds from vandoren's V16 series were launched in 1993 to meet the demand of American Jazz musicians. The V16 has a thicker tip than the traditional wicker and has a medium thick heart. The profile of the reeds is created to provide a powerful, rhythmic attack with a deep, rich sound.