Since the initial development in the early 1990's, the Alexander DC Reeds have been one of the most consistent brands available, born out of a frustration often associated with throwing half the box away. Alexander reeds are very reliable and offer guidance to help nurture the few that may not be up to scratch into playable reeds.
The Alexander DC Reeds have a slightly harder tip and more wood in the heart and sides than the Superial cut and therefore produces a more powerful and solid tonal core. They have an enhanced projection and a little darker harmonic timbre than the Superial, but still one with the kind of "edge" and authority needed in soloing or lead work. Influenced by the "Blue Note" era, jazz players should take note.