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Joshua - Jazz Ensemble Library Level 4
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Fibracell Synthetic Tenor Saxophone ReedThey 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.
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Another guy in my Navy Band turned me on to these reeds. I tried them and I really like them. I use them for teaching and playing shows. When people hear this reed they cannot tell that it is not a cane reed. They are shocked when I show them the reed.
I tried Bari and Legere and Fibracell out performs them both with a better sound, intonation and control.
I still use my very best cane reeds for my Jazz jobs, but who knows that to may change.
One note, go up a 1/2 strength from your regular reed. For cane I use Rico 2.5, for Fibracell I have to use a # 3. If it feels to hard I adjust it down a bit from the tip of the mouthpiece. The 2.5 Fibracells are to soft for me, the 3's are perfect.
I don't mean to sound overly dramatic, but these are the best reeds I've ever played! They all play great right of the box and stay just as good for, well, I've been playing on the same one for about 2 months now and it's just as good as the first day. These reeds NEVER warp, so a good sound is assured. Also, Fibracell reeds have as good of better sound quality than any cane reed. Getting a tenor reed for myself has prompted me to tell all my friends about them, and now we've ordered bari and bass clarinet reeds. All play beautifully. I'd really want to post a downside to these, but I see none. They pratictally last forever, they play BETTER than cane reeds, and they last for months. I can't say enough about these reeds. I'm sold for life.
I purchased one of these on the advice of a friend. I wanted a very bright sound since the gigs I play include Rock, Blues and Salsa. When I first tried it on my piece I was excited because of the immediate response but at the gig it felt like it couldn't handle the challenge when I played LOUD and crapped out (especially in the higher register). So after the first couple of songs, I put on a Rico JS and to my surprise the rico was more versatile. Looks like I'll stick to cane
In my opinion, Fibracells are completely different than any other synthetic out there. Don't let the fact that this is a synthetic scare you away. I use them exclusively on alto and about 50% of the time on tenor. They are definitely brighter, louder and more efficient than most cane reeds, so you'll probably need to back off on the air speed a bit. Other than that, they play and feel like a good broken in cane reed. They play the same way every day no matter the conditions, humidity, weather etc and I get about 50-100 playing hours out of a single reed. They're obviously great for playing outdoors or doubling, but they're great for all kinds of playing. I agree that the numbered strengths run a bit soft, so I'd order a half strength harder than what you play in cane. Also check out the traditionally graded, regular Fibracells. Sometimes those work a bit better for me. My only complaint is that there is some noticeable variability between reeds of the same type/strength and it's not even up for debate. You may want to order a few at a time just to experiment. Highly recommended.
Definitely a reed that's ready and consistent! Versatile for all genres and feels/responds with "cane" reed familiarity. Truly, a solid performer!
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