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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 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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FibracellPremier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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The reed that solved all my reed problems....

I don't know what the very last review on here could mean since I use this reed on a C* mouthpiece and it works just perfect. He must have gotten a dud but I...Read complete review

I don't know what the very last review on here could mean since I use this reed on a C* mouthpiece and it works just perfect. He must have gotten a dud but I won't ever need to know what he meant because I've been using this reed for about 2 months now and it plays EXACTALY like it did on the first day. This reed is a great money saver if youÆre starting to get sick of buying new packs of $20 reeds every week. Move over that hassle and experience what one of these reeds is truly capable of. Just imagine your best playing cane reed you've ever broken in now imagine that reed never dying or chipping. That's what a Fibracell could imitate if you just simply get a thick one of these(like say the 4 or maybe even 5) and then learn to use a small tool that's not too sharp, but sharp enough to shave away the reed to make it thinner until it feels right when you play it. I did this and it's worked great for me. But if you don't want to have to go through with that just get a size that's about 1/2 strength higher then what you use in cane. Trust me, if never want to have to buy reeds again, let this be the last reed you buy. You won't regret it!

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OK if you get the right one

These reeds will play without soaking so if your horn has to sit on stage unused for awhile, these can be the solution. Be sure to order at least a full step harder than...Read complete review

These reeds will play without soaking so if your horn has to sit on stage unused for awhile, these can be the solution. Be sure to order at least a full step harder than you would normally. I use a 2&1/2 so I got both a 2&1/2 and a 3. They are both too soft. The 3 is close but not playable in the upper register. They are too expensive to be buying one of every stiffness and, of course, you can't return reeds.

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5.0

Fibracell Reeds

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from Stamford,CT

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      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      I have been using these reeds for years now and have found them to be consistent and long lasting all the time.

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      3.0

      OK if you get the right one

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      from jacksonville, fl

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      Pros

      • Playable

      Cons

      • Too Soft

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      These reeds will play without soaking so if your horn has to sit on stage unused for awhile, these can be the solution. Be sure to order at least a full step harder than you would normally. I use a 2&1/2 so I got both a 2&1/2 and a 3. They are both too soft. The 3 is close but not playable in the upper register. They are too expensive to be buying one of every stiffness and, of course, you can't return reeds.

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      5.0

      Bright crisp sound

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      from Hollywood, FL

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      • Lasts Up To Four Weeks E

      Cons

      • 1 Of 5 Are Inconsistent

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      • Plays Wellfrom The Start

      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      These reeds play well when you get one that's good. Unfortunately, not all reeds are consistent so the loss ads up when you have a new Fibracel that's too thin, thick or not dry enough.

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      5.0

      LONGER LASTING-READY TO USE

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      from OAKLAND, TN

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      Pros

      • Comparable Tone To Cane
      • Consistent Quality
      • Longer Lasting
      • No Soaking

      Cons

      • Higher Cost

      Best Uses

      • Studio Gigs

      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      I love these reeds.Unlike cane reeds there is no more soaking or warming up and each reed is consistent in playability. No more just one or two reeds of 10 that are usable as with the cane.Tone is also as good as cane and you get more gigs/reed than cane. If you haven`t already tried them do so and I think you`ll be happy. Besides if you use Fibracel you save a cane plant for a fisherman!!

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      5.0

      Awesome screaming sound

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      from Charlottesville, VA

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      Pros

      • Reliable Quality

      Cons

      • Not For Quiet Playing

      Best Uses

      • Funk Soul Jazz Fusion

      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      The reed can be the most important part of your setup. With my combination Mark VI alto, a Ponzol stainless M2 Plus mpc, and a 3.5 strength Fibracell reed, I can consistently hit altissimo and low tones reliably. The sound is bright and driving, but may not be your solution for quiet or classical playing. I use Fibracells for my alto, tenor, and soprano, but could never find the right setup for clarinet. All reeds play consistently out of box, no more need to throw out half the reeds and keep the good ones. Individually these are pricey reeds, but if you consider how many Vandorens or Ricos you threw out in the past, never knowing which will play and which will not, it is worth it. These are long-lasting, and typically give service for a couple of years or more. No pre-soak needed, they start up instantly, and don't warp at the tip. Each individual player must find a unique solution for their own playing needs. Just because you use one of these reeds, don't expect to play like Sanborn, Brecker, or Pickett unless you have chosen the right horn and mpc and have done your homework with embouchure and breathing. This reed was part of my solution, and may be part of yours.

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      5.0

      I haven't purchased a cane reed since

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      from Tampa

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      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      I have new cane reeds as old as 30 yrs as a result of considerable inconsistency in play character throughout the box. I'm very sensitive to considerable variance between reeds of the same box where I initially expected years ago and quickly changed to wishing they were more consistent throughout. The art of playing the sax to me should be just that, playing, not trying to correct a finished product (reed) to perform more favorably. I found my way to Fibracell reeds after one experience with an old Fibercane reed given to me with a horn purchase. I was very impressed with it. After playing Fibracells over alto and Tenor for about 8 months now, I am well adjusted to the reed. I admit they do tend to have some +/- variance in stiffness over the same reed strength but that is well within my tolerance. I do believe they are mouthpiece sensitive and I have found that they perform well with rather wide rail sealing surfaces. I've also noticed that my control over them has improved as there was an occasional squawk that could sneak in around high G if not careful to adjust for it across both the Tenor and alto and all of my mpcs but that has since disappeared as a result of my embrochure, or possibly a subtle change in the reed character due to break in like changes. The only way I would buy cane reeds at this time would be at a very steep discount. It's subjective yes but for me Fibracells play great. I've tried Legere studio cut for Alto and that reed seemed to lack certain characteristics of feel when played. Someone described it as playing too clean in their review and I understood what they meant. The horn/reed combo gives off vibrations that can be felt through the hands and teeth that are pleasant in some ways that affect how well we connect with the instrument as well as determine which horns we do and do not like as a result. At this point my mouthpiece of choice is the ESM (Ernst Schreiber) Classic and Jazz series and Fibracell reeds. I don't see it changing anytime soon.

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      3.0

      Good most of the time...

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      from Indianapolis, IN

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      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      Fibracell reeds are generally good, but not great. If you find one that works, it will really outlast cane. I order about 3 at a time (same strength) and each one plays differently. Some are too hard, some too soft, and maybe one that is just right. They end up being as expensive as cane, but last longer.

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      5.0

      Free blowing reed

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      from Córdoba, Argentina

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      Sounds awosome in my metal mouthpiece, and makes playability so easy. I hope this reed can last forever.

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      5.0

      Yours vs Mine

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      from Elmwood Park New Jersey

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      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      I just got the three reeds I sent for from your company. I use a #10 Rovenr for the tenor and #8 Rovner for the alto and #8 Otto Link on the soprano. I found that the Alto and the Tenor play now with a darker sound. I use Platic coat Ricco's #2.5 on the alto and Tenor and #3 on the soprano. The big difference is that the sound that I have now isn't as crisp as the platic coats. I wanted to get and I do get a 50'60's sound (Also s sweet sound on the Alto and Soprano) on my instruments with the plastic coats. I am debating whether I should send the reeds back as they are really exspensive and don't play the same as or better than the Ricco's to me at least

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      5.0

      Not Worth the $$

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      from Oakley, CA

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      Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

      I've been playing on a 2.5 Rico Plasticover with a great sound and no problems. I ordered a Fibracell because of the longevity/sound quality claims. I don't doubt that the reed will last a long time. The midrange sounds thin and the reed has an overall thin sound. I am most annoyed that I ordered three different sizes 2.5, 3, and 3.5 only to find that the Fibracell 3.5 is not as stiff as a Rico Plasticover 2.5 The reviews online suggested ordering down (maybe a 2) so I ordered a 2.5 It was too thin so I ordered a 3. The 3 was a little warped in the tip so WWBW sent me a replacement, 3.5 this time. The next step would be to order a 4....but I think I'd rather just stick to cane reeds because of the superior sound quality. The cane reeds do wear out but at least they sound good...

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