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Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed  Strength 1.5

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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 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
 
4.6

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (31)
  • Easy to use (30)
  • Functional (25)
  • Improves sound (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (28)
  • Concerts (22)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (14), Novice (5)

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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Synthetic reed 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...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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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

softer than expected

By Rox

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

This #3 is softer than other reeds of the same number. I have also noticed that I am not getting as clear a tone and previously with reeds from this manufacturer (they were rated "medium soft"). It is somewhat baffling to me, but I still prefer them to wood and most definitely prefer them to the other synthetic reeds I've tried.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best reed ever

By Anna Kilmer

from Philadelphia

Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

It doesn't wear out- well, not like a wood reed- the sound is reliably amazing. No cracks, so way fewer squeaks. No soaking- ready to go when you pull the horn out, and no mold (eeew a wind player's dark secret). I don't miss trying to break in a reed that won't go, or running out of backups. Having TWO fiber cells is practically a life insurance plan
It doesn't wear out- well, not like a wood reed- the sound is reliably amazing. No cracks, so way fewer squeaks. No soaking- ready to go when you pull the horn out, and no mold (eeew a wind player's dark secret). I don't miss trying to break in a reed that won't go, or running out of backups. Having TWO fiber cells is practically a life insurance plan
Its a huge improvement in a wind player's life, at very little cost.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great synthetic reed!

By Mikey

from Augusta, ME

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Feels Like A Cane Reed
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone 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 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!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding

    By Follower of Christ

    from Norman, OK

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    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

    I opened the little box, put the reed in my mouth for MAYBE 5 seconds and then put it on the horn. Shortly after I got the best tone I've ever had on the saxophone. This reed will not disappoint. I love this and am reccommending it to anybody I can.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great reed

    By Mark6sax

    from Prescott, AZ

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

      Tried this reed after not having played for 30 years. My practice time is whenever I get a chance. I really like just picking up the horn and playing without having to prep the reed. Very convenient.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome reeds!

      By Saxoffroad

      from Pine River,MN

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Replaced Bari
        • Replaced Cane

        Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

        Very nice reeds! My "go to reed" on Tenor. Replaced BARI* and cane reeds I was using, as well as the more expensive Carbon Toptones!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best new development for sax in years

        By Dr Squid

        from California

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        Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

        I have been playing professionally for over 40 years. I tell every sax player I know about these reeds. The comment about 1/4 strengths is valid as the reeds are a bit off normal strengths. HOWEVER, the playability is amazing. They are solid all the way through the horn. I switch sometimes from guitar to sax for a solo and back to guitar a lot. Sometimes there is a good hour or two before I touch the horn. These reeds are completely reliable. Every single one of them. I would suggest buying one of each strength to test which is best for you. I landed on a 3 which is a touch stiffer than a "real" 3. I have not played a cane reed for 3 to 4 years after I found these. Two thumbs up!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bought a second lot

        By ProDigit

        from Miami, Fl

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        Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

        Like in my previous review, I was so happy with them, that I bought a second lot of reeds from fibracell.The tenor reeds sound awesome, and in fact the #4,5 I received sounds even better than the #3 I was using before!In fact, I've noticed that the higher the number, the better the sound is.#4.5 gives way more bottom push on the tenor, #1.5 is shallow and sharp sounding, and only minimal softer in volume, something most musicians won't even notice.I found fibracell to be the best in the larger reeds, and the higher numbers.The difference between a #1.5 and a #4.5 reed in playing was nearly identical on my sax. Perhaps there is the sensation that #4.5 feels thicker, but they largely feel the same.This also supports my other review on the fibracell Soprano reeds I bought, they sound plasticky, and shallow (sharp), and not very nice.On my soprano, I prefer real reeds. On the tenor and alto, I'd suggest #4.5 or 5 reeds if you want some push in the lower end on a plastic reed.My overall conclusion is I will not buy the soprano versions of this. But I will the tenor and alto ones!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I Like It!

        By Art

        from Norfolk, VA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

            I got a Fibercell Tenor And Bari sax reed, and they work great! I've used them for 3 gigs so far and I'm quite impressed. I play mainly Tenor and double on Bari, Alto, and Soprano. I just purchased Fibercell reeds for the Alto and Soprano. They're great for doubling - just wet 'em and go!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Ill be buying and placing orders shorly

            By PACOPEPE

            from PTO RICO USA

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

              GOOD PRODUCT . ALL ON THE CONTRARY TO LEGERE REEDS. THEY HAVE A POOR SOUND. THATS WHAT I EXPIRIENCE. IL HAVE TO KEEP ON WORKING IT. THATS IN ORDER TO GET USED TO IT

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