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Description
Moree-style cut.
  • Moree-filed cut
    Made from Argentinean Cane
    Quantity: 10

Gonzalez F.O.F Bb Clarinet Reeds
The F.O.F. (For Our Friends) Bb Clarinet Reeds from Gonzalez come from organically grown Argentinean cane that is CNC controlled and hand worked. With a Moree-style cut (high shoulder, long heart, thick blank) they produce a deep, full and focused tone.

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by Kevin - 10/22/2010 2:06:34 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student Classical Richmond, KY

These reeds have a very warm sound and are very consistent throughout each box. Even the reeds that are not as good are playable for practice reeds etc.

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"Great Reeds"


by Samantha - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Massachusetts
2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

These reeds have great response. I love the fact that this company gives you the option of chosing 1/4 sizes as well. Great tone.

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"Great Clarity"


by Thomas - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
performer, student Classical, Jazz, Marching and Concert Band Ohio
5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

I've used these reeds for a little over a half a year. I get a great orchestral tone with it. The reed didn't warp when I left in the rain and then hot/ humidity for a week. They're also good because they come at least 7 years aged.

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"No lies here, just perfect reeds :-)"


by Seth M. - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
PA All-State Clarinetist, 9 years of Bb clarinet etc. Symphonic, Classical, Orchestral etc. Pennsylvania
44 people out of 46 found this review helpful

I have gone through different companies over the past decade for reeds. Rico, Vandoren, Michele Lurie were my major brands that I have tried. My experience with Gonzalez F.O.F 3.5 Bb clarinet reeds is nothing short of spectacular. When you open a box of these reeds, you are going to get an almost full box of high quality "concert ready" reeds as they claim. They are not exaggerating. One point to test, take a Vandoren, or whatever you were playing, and a Gonzalez reed over a light, and compare the grain. The consistency of Gonzalez reeds material-wise is exceptional. The grain is perfectly even, with little to no bark. These reeds will not squeak easily, so they are dependable reeds. The sound is so full too, because of the butt of the reeds. Take a Michele Lurie, Vanoren, and Gonzalez reed, and compare butts. The Gonzalez gives you that thick dark "German" sound, with the articulation of "French" reeds. I am most satisfied with them, and would not dare to change reed companies.

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"Ideal Reed for All Levels of Players"


by KJB - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Private & Public Teaching, Player = 25+ yrs. Symphonic & Marching Band Ohio
11 people out of 12 found this review helpful

I've used Gonzalez personally for several years and I have yet to get an unplayable reed. With Gonzalez, you get great, easy tone in all registers no matter what style of music you're playing. I recommend Gonzalez reeds to all of my reed players because they come in 1/4 strength increments and it makes it much easier for a student player to transition from one reed size to another. Specifically, the jump from 3 to 3.5 or 3.5 to 4 for student players can feel like you're playing on a 2x4. The 3.25 and 3.75 strengths are perfect for conditioning embouchures into accepting a harder reed. If a student plays on a 4 in concert band, then the 3.75 is a great, softer, easier strength for marching band.

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"Great reeds, but YOU have to be ready for them."


by John - 7/23/2012 4:36:36 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Orchestral and Chamber Music Professional Orchestral and Quintet Sedona, AZ

These reeds are modeled after the old Morre reed that Marcellus used to use. Their profile is steeper then the Vandoren V-12 which a lot of people use.. thicker heal and thinner tip. But, if you are the kind that likes to "chew on the reed" as Marcellus used to say, you are probably not going to like them. They work best on close facing mouthpieces, and ARE NOT CONSISTENT in terms of strength; I can use about 50% of them. But when you get a good one, there is nothing like them for that Marcellus sound.

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"Excellent"


by Brian - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
High School All-State Musician Classical Davie, FL
11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

I have tried many reeds before, including Mitchell Lurie, Rico, Rico Royal, and Vandoren, but none came close to the performance and consistency of Gonzalez reeds. The reeds have a dark, rich tone, and I find that high notes, starting with two above the staff, are easier to play than some other reeds, but with better quality. The reeds are very consistent, 80% of the reeds in the box are performance quality, whereas some other brands only have 10 to 30%.

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"Just Perfect!"


by Matthew G - 7/16/2012 11:16:27 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student Classical, Jazz Pelham, NH

After trying several reed brands, including, Mitchell Laurie, Vandoren Traditionals and others of Vandoren, I came across the Gonzalez F.O.F. Reeds, let me just say right out of the box i saw they were all well centered except for two and even with the 4 3/4 I ordered, they respond almost perfectly to light and staccato, these are just great reeds!

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"Terrible"


by Austin Hernandez - 11/26/2010 6:14:05 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
8th grade student anything Texas
1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

I think someone told a fib on the quality of these reeds. Out of the box, only 1 was actually usable, and it wasn't even all that good anyways. Let me tell you whats wrong: I took all the neccesary steps to break in each of these reeds and they seemed to work for a bit, and then every reed went downhill(except for the par reed). They were especially unstable in the lower register, most notably open G, D, C and low G. Each and every note was accompanied by a faint but EXTREMELY annoying airy sound that no other reed gave me. So then I did a little research and found out that Gonzalez F.O.F 3.5s were harder than Vandoren V12 3.5s. So then it all made sense and I knew I would eventually get used to them. Well after a month they're still unstable and I knew I got used to them because they were more responsive. I play on a Vandoren 5RV Lyre, suited for 3.5, 3.5+ and 4... for Vandoren reeds. Maybe I got a bad box or the reeds were a bit too hard for my mouthpiece. Next time I'm getting 3s

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"The Best Reeds Ever"


by Clarify - 3/6/2011 7:33:06 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
High School Marching/Concert Band, 4 years Blues, Classical, Concert-style, solos, ect. Palm Harbor, FL
0 people out of 1 found this review helpful

I have tried Rico, Vandoren, Mitchell-Lurie, and Vandoren V12 reeds, and went to Gonzalez just this year. The only other reeds that come close to comparing with these are the V12's. These reeds give a nice, dark sound, and I recommend these for any students and maybe any professionals.

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