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Forestone Synthetic Clarinet Reed  

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      Forestone

      The most "Cane-Like" synthetic reed both in sound and appearance.

      Forestone is a new synthetic reed from Japan that has most of the advantages of cane but none of the drawbacks. It is the ideal choice for clarinet and saxophone players at all skill levels who seek to free themselves from the problems of inconsistency and instability associated with cane reeds.

      Forestone reeds are made with a special material that contains wood fiber, more than 50 percent of which is actual bamboo. The result is a clarinet or saxophone reed that not only sounds and feels like a good cane reed, but looks like one too. Forestone reeds have a robust timbre that is clear and strong, with just enough buzz in the sound to ensure good projection and carrying power. Intonation is stable and the reeds articulate well from the lowest to the highest registers.

      Forestone reeds were developed in Japan over a 30-year period. Intensive research into appropriate materials and a new fabrication method for this type of product - injection molding - has resulted in the finest synthetic reed on the market.

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      ForestoneSynthetic Clarinet Reed
       
      2.0

      (based on 3 reviews)

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            4.0

            Use them for what they're intended

            By crzydrvn

            from Portland, Oregon

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            Pros

            • Consistant
            • Consistent Response
            • Durability
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • No Wetting

            Cons

            • Soft -2 Rating
            • Tone Quality

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Warm Up

            Comments about Forestone Synthetic Clarinet Reed:

            Are the other reviewers using this reed for concerts? If you're playing live, and don't have a salt box of five ready to go reeds, then you shouldn't be playing live, IMHO. These have been great for personal practice and wood-shedding. Maybe even early concert rehearsals, but nothing more.

            I'm ordering two more while on sale.

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            1.0

            'Softer' than you think - -

            By SLOClarinet

            from California Central Coast

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                  Comments about Forestone Synthetic Clarinet Reed:

                  Based on their chart and my experience with Rico Royal, LaVoz and Legere, I purchased a 3 and a 3.5. The 3.5 was too soft so the great folks here let me exchange the 3 (unopened) for a 4. This still seems to me like a Rico #2 and is useless for me.

                  The description sounds good but start with your normal strength and maybe add TWO to it for test reeds. I also won't spend more to explore - too bad they don't exchange at the factory as Legere does - it MIGHT have been worth more testing.

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                  1.0

                  Too soft, not enough heart!

                  By clarinetdog

                  from Austin, Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Horrid Tone
                  • Not Functional
                  • Poor Quality
                  • Usually Play 3 Needed 5
                  • Way Too Soft
                  • Where Are The Harmonics

                  Best Uses

                  • NONE

                  Comments about Forestone Synthetic Clarinet Reed:

                  I am done with synthetic reeds. These were the worse yet. Clipped them until they were about 5s and still a lousy tone, poor articulation. Strength rating is incorrect on these, way off the mark. Bought 2 reeds, more than $50+ down the drain in 15 minutes! Don't do it!

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