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Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed  Strength 4.5

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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 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Good quality (25)
  • Functional (20)
  • Improves sound (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (24)
  • Concerts (19)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (13), Novice (3)

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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1.0

Unpredcitable quality....very upsetting!!

By al

from nyc

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Each reed should be indentical.

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

    I'm allergic to cane, so I'm stuck with these guys.
    They're man-made....each one should be identical, but they're not!

     
    1.0

    I will never buy this reed again they are not the same !!!

    By Jazzman

    from Chicago

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Not Functional
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

      I try to come back because I was having problems with cane being consistent .These reeds are not the same.

       
      5.0

      im addicted to fiber cell reads ..

      By bobby g...................

      from Delray Beach, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

        i have been using Fiber cell reeds for tenor , alto and soprano and they are the best ever for one who likes to play at different intervals during the day without having to wet their reed repeatedly ..
        ive been hooked on them for at least 15 yrs ,, yes they are more expensive than ordinary reeds but they also last longer without ever curling or changing their dynastic-ism for longer periods of time .. worth the price and Musicians Friend saves me a long trip to any good music store which are not to convenient to where i live .. bobby g..

         
        5.0

        GREAT PRODUCT !

        By NASZ

        from NEW JERSEY, ST.PETERSBURG FLORIDA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

          REALLY SATISFIED

           
          5.0

          Excellent reed.

          By Dick

          from Crawfordville, Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

            I am 73 years old and I play in a band twice a week. This reed is easy for me to blow, sounds great and can be played dry with no prior wetting. This is important for me as the sax may sit for long periods between song sets and the reed is always ready.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By Ruben

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

            I have been using this Synthetic reed for many years, to me is one of the best.

             
            5.0

            A Good Bet

            By DarrellK

            from Massachusetts

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

            I really like these. You don't have to worry about consistency.

             
            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.

               
              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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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