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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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I have been playing Fibracell tenor sax reeds for the past 4 months without switching back to a cane reed. I rotate between 7 reeds and have found great consistancy in volume, timbre, and ease of playing. Some of the reeds have been played 20 to 30 times and still sound good. They don't warp, chip, splinter or lose resonance. After a while some of the Kevlar fibers appear along the edges but can be trimmed off. My biggest concern is a bit of the clear bonding material used on the table side of the reed has peeled off a few reeds. It has happened to a small percentage of the reeds I have purchased. However, the benefits of playing the Fibracell reed still outweighs any problems I have encouintered. I have no desire to switch back to cane reeds. I spend my playing time playing, rather than searching for a good cane reed all day. I have far less mouthpiece issues now, which is a great relief for a saxophone player.
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.
This is the first synthetic reed that I have tried, so I cannot compare it to other brands. I think it may be the original though. I now it's been around for over 30 years anyway. I am a big fan of cane reeds and pretty fussy about them too. My main set-up is a stainless Berg Larsen .120 tip. My mouthpiece is fussy about what reed I use. I've had the best results with Rico jazz select cane reeds. I play in a rock/dance band that does a lot of outdoor gigs and am a doubler so have had a hard time keeping my reeds moist enough. This reed solved the problem!
The latest Fibracell (tenor, 4.5) I purchased was grossly asymmetric. The cut at the base of vamp was not centered (I should have just sent it right back without opening). The reed played poorly. Measurements of the "C" line with a PerfectaReed gauge shows the left side of the reed is thicker than the R down the whole length of the vamp.
1 13.5 12 (each unit is .001")
2 14.5 13
3 20 16
4 29.5 25
5 40.5 35
6 52 44
7 64 55
8 79.5 67
About 15 minutes with a razor and sanding block to even off the high side got the reed playing decently, but now it plays like a 2.5.
The first true word that comes to mind about this reed is WOW! I am a gigging musician and play on a Conn Naked Lady tenor, and for that old beauty, with a Runyon rubber mouthpiece, this reed makes this old horn come to life! It works instantaneously out of its container, with NO WARPING!!! This reed is going through its ultimate test right now because I am currently playing in a musical, and I have multiple horn switches. I don't have time to wet and re-wet all of my reeds after they haven't been played for a while. So, I use a fibracell on my alto, and soprano as well, and I am going to buy one for my clarinet! I love it, and would recommend it to anyone with any sort of playing experience! It's well worth the price, and lasts for a VERY long time!
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