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Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed  Strength 4

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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 lighweight 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
  • Aren't affected by heat or humidityKevlar and lighweight 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 Tenor Saxophone Reed
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Good quality (22)
  • Functional (19)
  • Improves sound (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Concerts (16)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great synthetic reed!

I needed a synthetic so I could have a reliable practice reed, that could cross over to be a backup if needed, and this one works great! It doesn't have quite as warm...Read complete review

I needed a synthetic so I could have a reliable practice reed, that could cross over to be a backup if needed, and this one works great! It doesn't have quite as warm of a sound as a cane reed, so I personally wouldn't necessarily want to use it in a concert, but I could if I had to. It still does sound very good. Using it, I have good tone, intonation, articulation, steady air flow, and appropriate resistance. The only thing I would reccommend is to get one in a softer strength than you're use to playing with. Fibracell's strength comparison chart can be found here: http://www.fibracelldirect.com/compchart.htm So, I currently play with Vandoren Java #2 reeds, a Rico Royal B5 Graftonite mouthpiece on a 1963 Buescher Super 400, and I purchased the Fibracell 1.5 strength. I also have to say that their customer service was excellent! I initially purchased a Bari * M reed and it's strength was much harder than their comparison chart suggested. Since they don't do refunds on reeds (understandably so), and since I was a first time customer, they cut me a deal on this Fibracell reed and it all worked out beautifully! Thank you guys very much for your great care of me as a customer, and for sending me a great quality product!

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Perhaps, it may be better for someone a lot more experienced than me, or maybe a student that wants to save some cash on reeds. It just didn't sound right, no soul in...Read complete review

Perhaps, it may be better for someone a lot more experienced than me, or maybe a student that wants to save some cash on reeds. It just didn't sound right, no soul in it.

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5.0

best synthetic!

By dosch4sure

from PA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

    The other, more expensive synthetics don't feel the same, They are too smooth, and don't provide any "grip" for your lip.

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    5.0

    best reed ever

    By lars (gavacho loco)

    from ventura ca

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

      It is more flexible than cane reed, (usually I use a soft or a #2 ) this is the first time I have used synthetic reeds. your reeds dont need to soak or warm up .they will obviously outlast cane reeds - I dont know by how much as I haven't worn out either my alto or tenor #3 synthetic reeds yet. Thanx ,they are so worth the money. I will probably never use a cane reed again- some are worthless right out of the box , others go bag quickly and they all give up much sooner than synthetics and leave me looking for a reed again and again. I will save money and grief over time using your reeds , Thanx a million Lars Nelson

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      4.0

      Excellent

      By Real Rob

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

          I played Java 2 for years with a Meyer 7 mpc, I tried the 1.5 then the 2 fibracell but had problems with altissimo especially high g, the 2.5 is the good strength for me so far, high notes pop out. I don't really feel any difference though in the feeling, the 2.5 doesn't feel harder tp play which is interesting so i will keep trying the higher number reeds and see what they do. Great reeds for extreme weather conditions and/or doublers.

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          5.0

          Excellent

          By H-Alto Horn

          from Cleveland

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

            I tried several reeds and various strengths for my tenor horn. I wasn't happy at all until I tried the 2.5 fibercell. I've used strengthstrengths as low as 2 and as high as 3.5 and I couldn't decent sounds. Since trying the 2.5 fibercell my intonation is much better. Other issues are related to me.

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            5.0

            I have bought this product several times

            By saxman

            from central penna.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • the price is absurd.

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

            I love the reeds and love the idea that there is no pre-wetting, at least for me, so I can make an instant change on the fly.. Blows easily and tone is clear.
            The price is absolutely outrageous. I have also found that the later versions do not last as long as they once did, so with the high price and relatively short life, I need to consider whether they are really the good buy that they once were.

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            5.0

            I bought this product over & over

            By Austin

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

              I tried many "non-cane" reeds as a remedy to the common problem of dry/warped reeds to no avail. It either interfered with high notes or low notes or both. I play three different woodwind instruments for most of my events, so I've tried to find the right non-cane reed for years. I purchased this one for my son--- for marching band. When he didn't like it, I tried it & was so amazed at the results. My reed lasted for more than three months & a little less on alto, because I play the alto more. I normally play a size 3 reed & didn't think this 4 (tenor sax) would work, but it was perfect. I actually play the altissimo register better & lower notes are great, too! It holds in any climate indoors & outdoors.

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              4.0

              Good sound, easy to play

              By Ibexman

              from Las Cruces, NM

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                The 2 1/2 is similar to a Vandoran 2, or like 2 1/2 Rico.
                I hope it lasts longer for me than a friend indicates that it will.

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                4.0

                Fibracell Alto and Tenor sax reeds

                By Saxman222

                from Connecticut

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Convenient
                • Durable
                • Great For Practice
                • Long lasting
                • No Prep
                • Play Instantly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                  I have found that each reed plays differently. Most play well but sometimes I get one that is muffled,or hard to blow. There is nohing you can do to adjust or alter it's performance, per the manufacturer.

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                  5.0

                  The only reed I use

                  By Dan

                  from McCormick, SC

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing
                  • Use Exclusivly

                  Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                  Years ago I would buy a whole box of high quality cain reeds. Sometimes only half of the box were really good. Firbrecell changed that. I use both metal and hard rubber mouthpieces on my tenor sax depending on the style of music I'm playing. No tonal qualities are sacraficed and response is great.

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                  5.0

                  Fibracell tenor sax reeds

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                  By saxguy

                  from Sidney Ohio

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • I Use Them For Everything

                  Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                  I have played sax for over 55 years and have used every kind of cane reed imaginable. I just got tired of sanding and conditioning and breaking reeds in and decided to try fibracell...4 years ago. Its all I use. I like the sound, a little more edge than cane. I use a very open mouthpiece and a soft reed and play miced. I love the sound I get and they tend to last longer than cane. If you don't want the hassle of cane, try one but get just a half number softer than you normally use. I use a rovner lig and by adjusting it,I can get a different sound. Just experiment with things and see for yourself///

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