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Fibracell Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed  

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Overview
  • Kevlar and lightweight rosin material
  • Brilliant overtones
  • Quick response
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    $18.50
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  • Your Price:
    $1199
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      Fibracell

      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

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

       
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      FibracellSynthetic Alto Saxophone Reed
       
      4.7

      (based on 30 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (25)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      93%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (13)
      • Good quality (11)
      • Functional (10)
      • Improves sound (10)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (6)
        • Practicing (6)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Novice (6), Experienced (5), 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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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        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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        3.0

        Inconsitant quality

        By elsaxo

        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 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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          5.0

          Lives Up To It's Reputation

          By Michael L

          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 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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Never dries up, always ready to play

          By Barb

          from Branson, MO

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Can't Decrease Strength

          Best Uses

          • Dance Band

          Comments about Fibracell 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

          By GoldenEar

          from ArkLaTex

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Buyer

          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 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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          5.0

          Fibracell/Synthetic Reeds

          By Saxmind

          from Auburn, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

            I was a bit leary after trying Plastic coat reeds years ago, finding them too stiff, and I couldn't sand them to exactly the thickness I wanted. Decided to give these a try in the heat of the summer-my cane reeds were warping and seemed unreliable. These babies are solid, and play like cane only stronger. I can trust my tone from top to bottom straight out of the box (I NEVER got the low notes so easily), and they don't warp. The sound is crisp, and I can smack 'em for a yakety sound w/o any concern for splitting the reed. At least give one a try...they will wear out (up to the lite and see the strips) after awhile, so ya gotta keep an eye on 'em. I guess I'm no purest afterall...am growing my own cane, but I cannot walk away from these reeds!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            softer than other reeds

            By Rox

            from Undisclosed

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can Use Immediately
            • Easy To Use
            • Long lasting

            Cons

            • Softer Than Other Reeds

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

              These reeds need no prep and are durable. However they are numbered differently than other brands. A #3 plays like a #2-1/2 wood reed, or even a #2. Now that I know they are softer than others, I buy higher numbers, and recommend you do the same.

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              5.0

              Long life and no having to get wet

              By Crank It Up!

              from West Central MN

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

                I bought this for my daughter hoping it would last longer than the natural reeds. She was using 2.5's before, so that is what I got with this one. She says it works great and seems to be easier to play with. She really likes that she doesnt have to wet it before playing or worry about it drying out. I dont see us buying the natural ones any more. And made in the USA! Awesome!

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                5.0

                Great for Beginners No Water Required

                By Happy Camper

                from U.S.A.

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Great For Beginners
                • Improves Sound
                • No Water Required

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Great For Beginners

                Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

                This synthetic reed makes for easier play --and best of all -- it requires no "breaking in" and soaking in water. I have no idea why this key feature is not advertised more. The higher price is well worth it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ESPECIALLY FOR BEGINNERS.

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                5.0

                Not real wood?

                By happy camper

                from usa

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

                    My son was not happy with me for purchasing because its "fake wood". However after he used this reed a.couple of times he was raving about it. Not only did he sound better but he says its easier to use and aftee a.couple of weeks hes saying he wants to throw away the rico reeds we bought from the music store that they recommended.

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                    3.0

                    Standardize reed strength

                    By emmyvango

                    from Camarillo, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Previous 25 Was Too Stif
                      • Too Soft

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

                        Previous 2.5 reeds were too stiff, but the 2.0 was too soft. Need to find a way to alter reeds. I thought they would be more standard.

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