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OVERVIEW

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 Bass Clarinet Reed
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

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Great reed - always ready to play

I first tried this reed on a recommendation from another Bass Clarinet/Utility player. I was looking for a reed that would be ready to play at any point in a concert without wetting...Read complete review

I first tried this reed on a recommendation from another Bass Clarinet/Utility player. I was looking for a reed that would be ready to play at any point in a concert without wetting it first. I was amazed at the instant "playability" and free response. I also love the true sound of the tone - I get compliments on my rich and full woodwind sound from other clarinet players. Fibracell is now the only reed I use for Bass Clarinet. I highly recommend this reed for the Bass!

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These used to be good reeds....

I have played Fibracells for over 20 years, and loved the way they would play my upper registers, and they didn't require a lot of wetting. Unfortunately, now they are being made...Read complete review

I have played Fibracells for over 20 years, and loved the way they would play my upper registers, and they didn't require a lot of wetting. Unfortunately, now they are being made poorly. They used to last me for several years, being played about 6 hours a week. Now I have gone through 6 reeds already in less than a year. For the price, I expect them to last longer. I am moving on to Legere's reeds. I got one for the bass and contra, and they are my "It is the middle of the concert and the reed just died" emergency back-ups. Plus, they play the high notes.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Durable, full tone, easy blowing

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from State College, PA

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

I've been using a pair of Fibracells off and on for over a year. Very easy to obtain full tone -- perhaps dangerously so for a beginner, since they are very forgiving of my sometimes poor embouchure. In stiffness, I find a Fibracell 3.0 roughly equal to a Rico Royal 2.5 or Vandoren 2.0.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Durable, full tone, easy blowing

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from State College, PA

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

I've been using a pair of Fibracells off and on for over a year. Very easy to obtain full tone -- perhaps dangerously so for a beginner, since they are very forgiving of my sometimes poor embouchure. In stiffness, I find a Fibracell 3.0 roughly equal to a Rico Royal 2.5 or Vandoren 2.0.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good for beginners

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from CA

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

I bought her a Fibracell reed because standard reeds irritated her lip a bit. This reed helped her lip and s a beginner, her tone as well. She gets a fuller, richer tone and can play louder now as well.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good for beginners

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from CA

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

I bought her a Fibracell reed because standard reeds irritated her lip a bit. This reed helped her lip and s a beginner, her tone as well. She gets a fuller, richer tone and can play louder now as well.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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These used to be good reeds....

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from Pueblo, CO

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

I have played Fibracells for over 20 years, and loved the way they would play my upper registers, and they didn't require a lot of wetting. Unfortunately, now they are being made poorly. They used to last me for several years, being played about 6 hours a week. Now I have gone through 6 reeds already in less than a year. For the price, I expect them to last longer. I am moving on to Legere's reeds. I got one for the bass and contra, and they are my "It is the middle of the concert and the reed just died" emergency back-ups. Plus, they play the high notes.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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These used to be good reeds....

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from Pueblo, CO

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

I have played Fibracells for over 20 years, and loved the way they would play my upper registers, and they didn't require a lot of wetting. Unfortunately, now they are being made poorly. They used to last me for several years, being played about 6 hours a week. Now I have gone through 6 reeds already in less than a year. For the price, I expect them to last longer. I am moving on to Legere's reeds. I got one for the bass and contra, and they are my "It is the middle of the concert and the reed just died" emergency back-ups. Plus, they play the high notes.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ridiculous

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

I have been playing the Bass Clarinet for 7 years now. I have tried hundreds of different reeds... all of them fall short to this one. The fibracell is extremely responsive and enables the player to use it for any style of music. It is also EXTREMELY loud when necessary, so it works great for those who march in HS band. This reed has that added punch, especially in the middle octave, which is something marching Bass Clar's constantly look for. I still own my first fibracell, and it has lasted one full year for me. (Including Marching Band, Concert Band, and Pit Orchestra) Just buy one, at least a half size stronger than your typical Vandoren, and play around with it. I guarantee you will love it within days! In case it helps, I use a Selmer C* and a 4 ? size fibracell. I find that this is very easy to play on once you get used to the way these reeds work. If you are accustomed to a cane 2 ? or 3, don?t try anything stronger than a 3 ? to begin with. Good luck!

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5.0

Ridiculous

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

I have been playing the Bass Clarinet for 7 years now. I have tried hundreds of different reeds... all of them fall short to this one. The fibracell is extremely responsive and enables the player to use it for any style of music. It is also EXTREMELY loud when necessary, so it works great for those who march in HS band. This reed has that added punch, especially in the middle octave, which is something marching Bass Clar's constantly look for. I still own my first fibracell, and it has lasted one full year for me. (Including Marching Band, Concert Band, and Pit Orchestra) Just buy one, at least a half size stronger than your typical Vandoren, and play around with it. I guarantee you will love it within days! In case it helps, I use a Selmer C* and a 4 ? size fibracell. I find that this is very easy to play on once you get used to the way these reeds work. If you are accustomed to a cane 2 ? or 3, don?t try anything stronger than a 3 ? to begin with. Good luck!

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty good if you warm it up.

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from Northern NJ

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

Pros:Great sound. Clear and easy to hear. Good range. Cons: Sound will stop completely if not warmed up. I love the clean, clear sound of this reed on the bass clarinet. However, I noticed that it would sometimes stop working completely. I used a 2 1/2 Fibercell reed with a Pourtnoy mouthpiece. I tried a stock Leblanc mpc but had the same problem. I tried the usual tricks like varying embrochure pressure and moving the reed and ligature but no fix. Then I found that I was trying to play it too loud too soon. If I warmed the reed up with some soft playing for a few minutes it worked perfectly with a good range. Now I am happy.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty good if you warm it up.

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from Northern NJ

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed:

Pros:Great sound. Clear and easy to hear. Good range. Cons: Sound will stop completely if not warmed up. I love the clean, clear sound of this reed on the bass clarinet. However, I noticed that it would sometimes stop working completely. I used a 2 1/2 Fibercell reed with a Pourtnoy mouthpiece. I tried a stock Leblanc mpc but had the same problem. I tried the usual tricks like varying embrochure pressure and moving the reed and ligature but no fix. Then I found that I was trying to play it too loud too soon. If I warmed the reed up with some soft playing for a few minutes it worked perfectly with a good range. Now I am happy.

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