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Fibracell Synthetic Tenor Saxophone 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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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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FibracellSynthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Good quality (16)
  • Functional (13)
  • Improves sound (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (13)
    • Concerts (10)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (7)

    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!

    VS

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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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    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 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

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Use Exclusivly

      Comments about Fibracell 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

      By saxguy

      from Sidney Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • I Use Them For Everything

      Comments about Fibracell 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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great reed

      By norwegianwoodwind

      from New Orleans

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

            Love these reeds, needs no prep time. Less resistance. Great control. These reeds are all I buy at this point. Can't imagine going back to regular cane reeds.
            They do have a lifespan, at some point they just kinda "die" but they last a LONG time.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            love these Fibercell reeds

            By splashmktg

            from San Felipe, Baja

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

              Long life...no need to condition...consistent sound.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT!

              By TenorSax

              from PA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                I love it! I didn't tell my director I had bought and been using a synthetic reed & her reaction when I told her was priceless! She said this is a pretty great reed if she couldn't even tell the difference!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great synthetic reed!

                By Mikey

                from Augusta, ME

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fibracell 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!

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  worked for my daughter

                  By band director

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • No Allergic Reaction

                  Cons

                  • Decent Tone Not Perfect
                  • Tone Not As Rich

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                  I bought this reed for my daughter that plays the tenor saxophone. She was having an allergic reaction to her cane reeds. The fibracell reed has allowed her to continue to practice daily, without having a reaction. She still uses her VanDoren reeds at her lessons and for performances. The fibracell reed was a perfect solution for her!

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                  (1 of 1 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
                  • Good sound

                  Cons

                  • Softer Than Other Reeds

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                    I like these reeds because they need no prep/conditioning, and they are long-lasting. My only complaint is that they are NOT numbered the same as other reeds, so I've got several that are too soft. Other types at the same number are stiffer than these.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent reeds

                    By Ski Nutter

                    from Holman, NM

                    About Me Novice

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • No Need To Soak

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing
                      • Short Practices All Day

                      Comments about Fibracell Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                      Living in New Mexico, which is very very dry, I decided to go for synthetic straight away. These seemed to be closest to real reed, and they work beautifully for my son, at school and home. He likes to leave his sax on a stand, and pick it up throught the day and play for a few minutes. The reed stands up to this treatment and sounds good every time. I am very pleased with these reeds and will be buying more as needed.

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