The Wild reeds are cut from wild canes and therefore have a slightly different color than traditional reeds.
Their thicker tip helps them last longer and the thinner bevel allows for a brighter and more punchy sound well suited to contemporary music styles.
Rich in harmonics, Wild reeds also work well in orchestral, big band and jazz settings.
I just recently started playing a Theo Wanne Shiva 3 #9 (120). I have been playing an RPC 120 (baffle) for years. I have tried several reeds on the new Shiva including the Rico Royal, Plasticover and now the "Wild". Never heard about the "Wild" until someone recommended it. The "Wild" reed produces more body, a fuller tone in general and enough buzz for a modern tone for Rock & Roll and the altissimo range speaks with no issue. Excellent reed. I am using the 2.5 and 3.5's to date on this #9. Much fuller tone than the plasti's or the Royal. It can be soft and mellow or raucous depending on your gig. But the main thing is the overall fuller tone. And of course, as with all cane reeds, some have excellent response and some not so. So purchase a couple boxes. Out of a box of reeds (10) you will find many good ones.