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Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed  Strength 2.5

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  • Strength 2.5

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  • Strength 1.5

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They have brilliant overtones for a full, resonant tone, a quick response for better articulation, and excellent pitch stability and intonation, even for clarinet. Best of all, they have the same woody tone as cane but with better projection. Fibracell reeds even have the same weight and stiffness as cane (cane floats and so does Fibracell!) but they last up to 4 times longer with no unplayable reeds and aren't affected by heat or humidity. With their high strength and long-lasting durability, they're less likely to give out on you in the middle of a performance, too.

What is Fibracell?

Fibracell is a sophisticated composite of aerospace materials designed to exactly duplicate the way nature constructs the cane that goes into the very best cane reeds. Very stiff but sound-absorbing Kevlar fibers are suspended in a lightweight rosin using extremely exacting production standards. Each reed is precisely machined and trimmed for a consistently perfect shape, so you get the same reed time and time again.

Fibracell reeds deliver vibrant tone with great longevity.

FEATURES
  • Kevlar and lightweight rosin material
  • Brilliant overtones
  • Quick response
  • Excellent pitch stability and intonation
  • Powerful projection
  • Same woody tone as cane
  • Same weight and stiffness as cane
  • Last up to 4 times longer than cane
  • No unplayable reeds

Try a Fibracell reed and discover the advantages. Order today!

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FibracellPremier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good quality (16)
  • Functional (15)
  • Improves sound (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Jerry Stitt uses Fibracedll Reeds exclus

I have used the fibracal Reed for 23 years since another professional introduced it to me. It gives me instant response without soaking and lasts for at least six months. The cost is well...Read complete review

I have used the fibracal Reed for 23 years since another professional introduced it to me. It gives me instant response without soaking and lasts for at least six months. The cost is well worth it.
Jerry Stitt
Inductee into "Houston's Gospel Music Legends."
Author, "Benny to Beyonce."

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Inconsitant quality

I've been useing these for a few years now. At first they were great. They all played well. I think they changed the formula for them. I get so many bad reeds now...Read complete review

I've been useing these for a few years now. At first they were great. They all played well. I think they changed the formula for them. I get so many bad reeds now I may be better off buying a box of cane reeds and hoping for one good one.

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5.0

This sax reed works very well for me and I keep coming back

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from Winston-Salem, NC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

    The orders always come promptly, unless the weather is like we're having now....ice and snow. Mail delivery is iffy!

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    5.0

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    from Jackson TN

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      Highly recommend if you want that professional sound....

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      5.0

      Worth the quality

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      from Tempe, AZ

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

        Great for Marching Band

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        1.0

        I would never buy this again

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        from Denver nc

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

          Terrible sound can't reach upper or lower octaves

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          5.0

          Great product

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          from Lodi, CA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

              Better sound from synthetic reeds than conventioal ones. Ready to use all the time. Use a higher reed strength when ordering these reeds than conventional ones.

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              4.0

              OVERALL CONSISTENT, BUT RUNS SOFT

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              from Pine River,MN

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

                These are excellent reeds. They do run a little soft (I now play a 3 1/2 to 4 on Soprano and Alto, and 3 1/2 on Tenor in these reeds), and do wish for a 5 on Soprano at times on my Yamaha 4C mouthpiece I use on Community Band. They generally last me 6 mo to a year.

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                3.0

                Inconsitant quality

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                from Greenfield, MA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Last A Long Time
                • Slap It On And Play

                Cons

                • Expensive
                • Not Consistant

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

                  I've been useing these for a few years now. At first they were great. They all played well. I think they changed the formula for them. I get so many bad reeds now I may be better off buying a box of cane reeds and hoping for one good one.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lives Up To It's Reputation

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                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Feels Like Real Reed
                  • Natural Sounding

                  Cons

                  • Plays Softer Than Number

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

                  I was looking for a good synthetic because I was getting tired of spending so much on box after box of cane reeds. I had heard great things about Fibracell, so I decided to give one a try. The reed plays great - it feels like a real reed unlike other synthetics, and the sound is dead-on. I'm a convert! One caution: the reed plays way softer than the number indicates. I first tried a 3, and it played like a 2. I ordered a 4 1/2 to go with my Otto Link Metal 8 on my tenor, and' it's just about right. I may even go up to a 5. On my alto, I use a 4 with my metal Berg 95/1 SMS, and I love the sound I get with it. Pick one up, you won't regret it.

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                  5.0

                  Never dries up, always ready to play

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                  from Branson, MO

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Can't Decrease Strength

                  Best Uses

                  • Dance Band

                  Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

                  I play 3 to 4 hour dances switching between alto and tenor saxophone and singing. The horns set without being played depending on what I am doing, and when I pick up either sax that both use the synthetic reeds, the reed has not dried out, the sax is ready to play, and I have good tone quality.

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                  5.0

                  Consistency

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                  from ArkLaTex

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Good Roi
                  • Great Longevity
                  • Improves Sound
                  • No Preparation
                  • No Surprises
                  • Storage Case

                  Cons

                  • Pricey Initially

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

                  I love the fact that I know what I am getting, every time I put on a Fibracell reed. The strength, quality, response, and tone are consistent. No trimming, no pre-wetting, just put on, slightly moisten and play. Spend more of your valuable time doing what you enjoy as opposed to trying to get the reed, 'just right'.

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