History of Rico :
In 1928, Frank De Michele, practicing the clarinet, and installed in the United States application to his uncle, Joseph Rico, a former seminarian, Italian musician and confirmed him find reed.
He noticed that near his holiday home in the Vars grow reeds of quality. In paying tribute to his uncle, and with the help of four partners, Frank launched his first line of reeds " Rico ".
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He managed very quickly to develop due to the interest that he has for the engineering he uses to develop new tools and manufacturing techniques.
Moreover, Rico is the only manufacturer to cultivate the whole of his reeds in its own plantations in France and Argentina.
In 2004, Rico is entering a new phase in its development, when the brand becomes the group property Of d'addario, a manufacturer of musical accessories which has allowed him to benefit from all its know-how in research and development.
The Beak Rico Reserve Rico :
The oci Reserve for clarinet bb Boehm made by Rico, is born from the collaboration between art and technological innovation.
It modernizes the beaks vintage thanks to a clever manufacturing process that relies on a leading-edge technology replicating industrially the craftsmanship that had made the fame of these beaks in the years 20.
In the interests of standardization of nozzles, the use of a variety of hard rubber, whose composition is patented by D'addario and the use of the milling instead of casting has allowed for a closer control of the manufacturing process, down to its smallest details.
Beyond its smooth curves and harmonious, its polished angles as well as the originality of its materials, it is in his sound that we perceive the quality of the oci Reserve. Practicing clarinet Boehm who tried it all agreed to highlight the richness and complexity of his sonic palette and its ease of use.
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