Developed in 1983 for jazz and popular music. A thicker tip and a more flexible pallet* than the Traditional reed allow vibration over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. This type of bertebral column gives the musician much greater playing flexibility, as the resultant elasticity zone is very large.
*Pallet: zone where the waves are propagated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are absorbed further in the JAVA reed.