Skip to main content Skip to footer

Top Rated
Fibracell Logo

Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed

  • Write a Review

They have brilliant overtones for a full, resonant tone, a quick response for better articulation, and excellent pitch stability and intonation, even...Click To Read More About This Product

Choose Style:

Please Select a Style...  
  • Strength 1

    $11.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Strength 1", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "pimStatus": "R1", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 11.99, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "11", "decimalValue": "99", "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,5300002,6 Months Promotional Financing,01/01/2019,Special 6-month financing. Valid through,11.99,true,/pages/Gear-Card-Rewards.gc", "msrp": 18.50, "salePrice": 11.99, "listPrice": 11.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "priceDropPrice": "", "savingPercent": "35.19", "promos":["topRated","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site8sku462666000772000", "displaySku": "462666 000772000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "partNumber":"FASR1", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/462666000772000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"60", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1.0", "checksum":"5851674973", "isEducatorPrice": false, "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Strength 2

    $11.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Strength 2", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "pimStatus": "R1", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 11.99, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "11", "decimalValue": "99", "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,5300002,6 Months Promotional Financing,01/01/2019,Special 6-month financing. Valid through,11.99,true,/pages/Gear-Card-Rewards.gc", "msrp": 18.50, "salePrice": 11.99, "listPrice": 11.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "priceDropPrice": "", "savingPercent": "35.19", "promos":["topRated","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site8sku462666000774000", "displaySku": "462666 000774000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "partNumber":"FASR2", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/462666000774000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"60", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1.0", "checksum":"5851674973", "isEducatorPrice": false, "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Strength 3

    $11.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Strength 3", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "pimStatus": "R1", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 11.99, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "11", "decimalValue": "99", "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,5300002,6 Months Promotional Financing,01/01/2019,Special 6-month financing. Valid through,11.99,true,/pages/Gear-Card-Rewards.gc", "msrp": 18.50, "salePrice": 11.99, "listPrice": 11.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "priceDropPrice": "", "savingPercent": "35.19", "promos":["topRated","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site8sku462666000775000", "displaySku": "462666 000775000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "partNumber":"FASR3", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/462666000775000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"60", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1.0", "checksum":"5851674973", "isEducatorPrice": false, "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Strength 4

    $11.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Strength 4", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "pimStatus": "R1", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 11.99, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "11", "decimalValue": "99", "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,5300002,6 Months Promotional Financing,01/01/2019,Special 6-month financing. Valid through,11.99,true,/pages/Gear-Card-Rewards.gc", "msrp": 18.50, "salePrice": 11.99, "listPrice": 11.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "priceDropPrice": "", "savingPercent": "35.19", "promos":["topRated","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site8sku462666000776000", "displaySku": "462666 000776000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "partNumber":"FASR4", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/462666000776000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"60", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1.0", "checksum":"5851674973", "isEducatorPrice": false, "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Strength 5

    $11.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Strength 5", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "pimStatus": "R1", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 11.99, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "11", "decimalValue": "99", "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,5300002,6 Months Promotional Financing,01/01/2019,Special 6-month financing. Valid through,11.99,true,/pages/Gear-Card-Rewards.gc", "msrp": 18.50, "salePrice": 11.99, "listPrice": 11.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "priceDropPrice": "", "savingPercent": "35.19", "promos":["topRated","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site8sku462666000778000", "displaySku": "462666 000778000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "partNumber":"FASR5", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/462666000778000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"60", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1.0", "checksum":"5851674973", "isEducatorPrice": false, "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Strength 2.5

    $11.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Strength 2.5", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "pimStatus": "R1", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 11.99, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "11", "decimalValue": "99", "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,5300002,6 Months Promotional Financing,01/01/2019,Special 6-month financing. Valid through,11.99,true,/pages/Gear-Card-Rewards.gc", "msrp": 18.50, "salePrice": 11.99, "listPrice": 11.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "priceDropPrice": "", "savingPercent": "35.19", "promos":["topRated","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site8sku462666000901000", "displaySku": "462666 000901000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "partNumber":"FASR2.5", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/462666000901000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"60", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1.0", "checksum":"5851674973", "isEducatorPrice": false, "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Strength 3.5

    $11.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Strength 3.5", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "pimStatus": "R1", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 11.99, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "11", "decimalValue": "99", "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,5300002,6 Months Promotional Financing,01/01/2019,Special 6-month financing. Valid through,11.99,true,/pages/Gear-Card-Rewards.gc", "msrp": 18.50, "salePrice": 11.99, "listPrice": 11.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "priceDropPrice": "", "savingPercent": "35.19", "promos":["topRated","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site8sku462666000902000", "displaySku": "462666 000902000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "partNumber":"FASR3.5", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/462666000902000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"60", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1.0", "checksum":"5851674973", "isEducatorPrice": false, "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Strength 1.5

    $11.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Strength 1.5", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "pimStatus": "R1", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 11.99, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "11", "decimalValue": "99", "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,5300002,6 Months Promotional Financing,01/01/2019,Special 6-month financing. Valid through,11.99,true,/pages/Gear-Card-Rewards.gc", "msrp": 18.50, "salePrice": 11.99, "listPrice": 11.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "priceDropPrice": "", "savingPercent": "35.19", "promos":["topRated","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site8sku462666000903000", "displaySku": "462666 000903000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "partNumber":"FASR1.5", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/462666000903000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"60", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1.0", "checksum":"5851674973", "isEducatorPrice": false, "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Strength 4.5

    $11.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Strength 4.5", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "pimStatus": "R1", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 11.99, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "11", "decimalValue": "99", "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,5300002,6 Months Promotional Financing,01/01/2019,Special 6-month financing. Valid through,11.99,true,/pages/Gear-Card-Rewards.gc", "msrp": 18.50, "salePrice": 11.99, "listPrice": 11.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "priceDropPrice": "", "savingPercent": "35.19", "promos":["topRated","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site8sku462666000904000", "displaySku": "462666 000904000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "partNumber":"FASR4.5", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/462666000904000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"60", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1.0", "checksum":"5851674973", "isEducatorPrice": false, "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Shipping (48 Contigous U.S. States)
    FREE WITH FIRST CHAIR REWARDS
  • Your Price :
    $11.99
Add to Cart
Product 462666
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 60 reward points.

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
Aren't affected by heat or humidity

Try a Fibracell reed and discover the advantages. Order today!

Reviews
Questions & Answers View All
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
FibracellPremier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed
 
4.5

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'd rather play on my 10yo cracked Legere

I went out on a limb and purchased a Fibracell Premier 3.5-strength reed and one other synthetic reed of a different brand after reading up on reviews and comparing prices.
Read complete review

I went out on a limb and purchased a Fibracell Premier 3.5-strength reed and one other synthetic reed of a different brand after reading up on reviews and comparing prices.

I have to say this is the first time in almost 10 years that I have ventured into the synthetic reed territory after trying a Legere 3.25 plastic reed. Even though it had a noticeably different tone than a real cane reed I was still surprised at how similarly it played to one. The reason I didn't stay on Legere was because of the fact that after playing for about an hour the reed would change in behavior, becoming noticeably softer and harsher-toned.

I decided to wait a while before taking the plunge again. I recently figured that by now surely someone had improved or even perfected what had come before. I wanted to get back into the habit of playing and didn't feel like dropping approximately $30 on a box of 10 reeds to find 5-6 of those unsatisfactory. I resolved that after I had run through the reeds I had already purchased, I would try synthetics again.

I read many reviews claiming that they were worried about having it play soft and bright only to be presently surprised, however my person experience did not go the same.

I have to say, that this is NOT what I had hoped for. Strength comparison charts indicated that a Fibracell Premier 3.5 would be comparable to a Vandoren 3 when at the absolute best they are more comparable to a Vandoren 2.

The reed itself also seems to have some production flaws including inconsistent density in parts as well as what looks to be its own fibers clinging to the tip of the reed. These can be seen in the attached picture.

One of the main selling points of synthetic reeds is consistency. If you cannot deliver even on this, then there is no point.

All the fears I had about trying this reed were spot on. I won't be getting this again.

Reviewed by 46 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

I would buy this reed again

By 

from Kansas City

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

I started by ordering the recommended reed strength of 1 plus my normal cane reed strength. The 3 1/2 was too soft, so I ordered a 4 . . . still too soft. I ordered a 5 (highest available) that is still slightly soft but is OK for my playing requirements. I do like the sound it produces, very close to the Rico Jazz reeds I've been using. I play outdoors during the summer and don't have to worry about my reed drying out in the heat and wind - just pick up the horn and play! I'll see how long this reed lasts before I order again. In the meantime, I've converted to Premier Synthetic on all my horns.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Too soft

By 

from New Hartford, NY

About Me Alto sax player

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lasts a long time. Easy to use without prepping

Cons

  • Softer than regular cane.

Best Uses

  • Emergency use.

Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

Tried to find a synthetic reed to match my #3. I thought this #4 would fit the bill because other reviews said they run soft, but it is too soft. When the band tuned up, the leader said I was "wavering" in my sound although I saw from my tuner that I was on the right tuning note. With a cane reed I am usually spot on. Have a hard time staying in tune through the whole registry moreso than with other reeds. I ordered a #5. Hope it is what I am looking for.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Recommended

By 

from Erie Pa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lasts longer than cane..not as long as Legere
  • no wetting...instantly ready to go.

Cons

  • Not as consistent as Legeres

Best Uses

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

    I play a couple of hours a day (alto sax) or 50-60 hours a month. Reed will last 3-4 weeks. I've been using Fibracells and Legeres for over 3 years. With the mp I'm using now (Vandoren Jumbo Java 4.5) the Fibracells work better than the Legeres but don't last as long. Fibracells are less than half the price. Specific gear is very subjective...for me a typical Fibracell works / sounds better than any cane reed I've ever tried.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Disappointed

    By 

    from Cape Cod

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

    I have used Fibracell alto reeds for several years. Recent purchases do not have the lasting life I used to appreciate. Seem to lose resiliency quickly. I am seeking a replacement.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Consistently Playable

    By 

    from Seattle

    About Me Visual artist and musician

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

    I find the Fibracell reeds to be the most consistent reeds I've every played. I use them on soprano, alto, tenor sax and clarinet. Fibracell reeds last far longer then cane. I also get the preferred sound that I'm looking for. My method for use is to buy 4 or 5 reeds at a time and rotate them each day. This method insures that the reeds last for months and, in the long run, cost much less then cane reeds.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I will definitely purchase Fibracell reeds for you again.

    By 

    from Paducah, Kentucky

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

    Soprano, Alto and Tenor saxes, I use only Fibracell reeds on them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great reeds!

    By 

    from New Bloomfield, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

    These are my favorite synthetic reeds! They are always ready to play and they feel like cane!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I use Fibracel Premier Synthetic Reeds Exclusively

    By 

    from Winchester, VA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

    I play Fibracel Reeds Exclusively. All the saxophones and clarinet. I find them very consistent and they play well longer than a cane reed.
    I recommend using one number harder to get a "like" sound of a traditional cane reed. If you normally play a #3 cane reed, then try the #4 Fibracel.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I was surprised by how good this reed is.

    By 

    from DeBary, Fl

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

    I have been using their other reed for years, now I regret I didn't use the Premium sooner.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I will buy these reeds for my ENTIRE playing career!

    By 

    from Charlotte NC

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed:

    For me the PERFECT sax reed...it's durability and playability is unequalled...I have tried MANY different cane reeds and I have NOT found them to be superior to my synthetic one...I HIGHLY recommend you try it..I warn you...You're gonna love it...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    Questions & Answers

    © Woodwind & Brasswind. All rights reserved.     Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Statement

    Bizrate reviews (opens in new window)
    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.