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Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed   

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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...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Fibracell reeds deliver vibrant tone with great longevity.

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.

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
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FibracellPremier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Forget Cane Reeds!

I've played clarinet for too many years to mention. I recently ordered one each of the various brands of synthetic reeds to give them a try. The Fibracell reed is amazing! I will...Read complete review

I've played clarinet for too many years to mention. I recently ordered one each of the various brands of synthetic reeds to give them a try. The Fibracell reed is amazing! I will never play a cane reed again.

Something worth mentioning is there is no break in or conditioning needed and they don't need to be wet. I place my reed and immediately have a consistent, crisp tone - every time.

I'm playing a concert that starts off with a high C which can be terrifying when there's a few thousand people waiting for that first note! Fortunately, this reed allows me to know I'll be ready to go with no worries.

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Somewhat disappointing

I was impressed with other reviews, & very curious, so I bought 1 reed, taking the advice of others & getting one a little stiffer than I play with in a...Read complete review

I was impressed with other reviews, & very curious, so I bought 1 reed, taking the advice of others & getting one a little stiffer than I play with in a cane reed (i.e., 3 instead of 2 1/2. That was good advice.
Overall, I found the reed to be inconsistent. It produced drop-dead gorgeous tones in the lowest notes. My clarinet plays a little sharp (I need to get a longer barrel), but it was in tune with the Fibracell -- until I got to the higher notes (highest C & D), which ran flat, & didn't have the nice tone I can get with a cane reed.
It'll be useful in orchestra until I get a new barrel, & can be a spare to use in a pinch, but that's all.

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2.0

Not suitable

By 

from hendersonville NC 28739

Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

I purchased a 3 strength and should have a 3 1/2 or 4. The 3 strength is inadequate for me.

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5.0

Quite pleased.

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from Los Angeles, CA

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  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

      As a rank beginner this reed eliminates the "is it the reed, or am I doing something wrong?" scenario, very durable and consistent over time.

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      5.0

      Best reed ever!

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      from Valdosta, Georgia

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

        I have played the clarinet for over 25 years and have always used the traditional Vandoren reeds. A bass clarinet player in our church orchestra was using a synthetic reed and loved it. Her tone was excellent, so I decided to try one, since the price was very reasonable. I am extremely pleased with every aspect of this reed! No "break in" time needed. Has a great tone with my Jody Jazz mouthpiece I bought a few months ago from Musicians Friend. High notes very easy to achieve and no squeaking! I bought this one as a back-up, since I have no idea how long they will last. I have been using my first synthetic reed for 5 months and it is still firm and sounds great. I read the reviews and was uncertain what strength to get, so I decided to go with a 3. I think it's the perfect strength for me. Next time, I might try a 4 and see if there is a significant difference.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Synthetic/bb clarinet reed

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        from Camden SC

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

          I tend to be short of breath. The ease of playing this reed is of great benefit to me.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exponential step up

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          from New Zealand

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Ease Of Playing
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Kick Start Learning
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

          Learning to play both Zaphoon and clarinet - bought fibracell reeds for both and have now made great progress with fewer squeals. Much easier to get clear sounds.

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          5.0

          Awesome

          By 

          from Logue Town, East Blue

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Traditional Look

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Football Games
            • Marching Season
            • Outside Use
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

            I had no idea it would be this great. It's great as a replacement, A great option for marching season, or just to try during practice. Just remember to buy at least one strength up from your usual.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Somewhat disappointing

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            from New Rochelle, NY

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                  Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

                  I was impressed with other reviews, & very curious, so I bought 1 reed, taking the advice of others & getting one a little stiffer than I play with in a cane reed (i.e., 3 instead of 2 1/2. That was good advice.
                  Overall, I found the reed to be inconsistent. It produced drop-dead gorgeous tones in the lowest notes. My clarinet plays a little sharp (I need to get a longer barrel), but it was in tune with the Fibracell -- until I got to the higher notes (highest C & D), which ran flat, & didn't have the nice tone I can get with a cane reed.
                  It'll be useful in orchestra until I get a new barrel, & can be a spare to use in a pinch, but that's all.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great product

                  By 

                  from El Dorado Hills, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Does Not Need To Be Moist
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Looks And Feels Real
                  • Very Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

                      I have been playing for 15 years. This reed is the best that I have ever used! I have always used real reeds, this is my first synthetic . . . I will not be going back to real reeds.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Too soft

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                      from Visalia, CA

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                            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

                            I have used Fibracell Premier reeds for a couple of years when I need a brighter sound than that from conventional reeds. This batch may have been mis-branded, because the #4 reeds were so soft as to be unplayable. Musician's Friend exchanged the three defective Fibracell reeds for a box of ten Rico Reserve at the same price.

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                            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            mom

                            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed:

                            i guess ok...don't know yet.....first time user
                            My daughter said she squeeked less.
                            she hasn't played with it long enough to really tell.
                            I can't really assess this yet....we'll see how long it lasts my daughter, before she needs to replace it.

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