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Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed

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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 lighweight 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 humidityKevlar and lighweight 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!

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FibracellPremier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed
 
4.5

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

About as close to a good cane reed as it gets....

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality control poor

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...Read complete review

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. L R 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.

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5.0

I always get these reeds hear

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from ferndale washington

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

every reed was performance ready .I always hope for one good reed out of purchase, but this last batch was great. usually all reeds are usable but it is especially nice to get all great ones.

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5.0

Have used the fibracell reeds for years

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from Richmond, VA

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

Excellent product. Have only had i reed wherein the plastic covering on back of reed loosened

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2.0

I would probably purchase again as I am used to playing them

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from Bath

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

If you are lucky to get a good one, they work great with good timbre and easy to control. I have found them to be very inconsistent. I usually purchase 2 or 3 at a time, same strength. I'm lucky if I get one that performs the way I want I to. The rejects play with a dark sound and stuffy feel. On occasion they will develop a split near the tip. Eventually the backing material will begin to slide off to the left or right and you will need to trim off the excess. The price of these reeds has also been creeping up quickly.

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again.

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from Waycross,Georgia

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Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

This product seems to work best on tenor saxophone.

 
5.0

THIS PRODUCT IS HIGH QUALITY AND I WOULD PURCHASE AGAIN.

By 

from Perris, Ca

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Pros

  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

    Do not have to prep it is always ready even when it's dry

     
    5.0

    NO MORE WASTED BOXES OF REEDS

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    from Maryland

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

        I had heard about synthetic reeds but was afraid to try them. Sometimes in life you have to take risk and I'm so glad I did. I LOVE this Fibracells. The only thing is you may have to buys several at different strengths to find the correct size for your particular Mouthpiece. I play them on Tenor and Soprano and love them so much that I'm adding them to my Alto rotation. There is no wetting warming up, or breaking in period. You just play and the sound is just as good as any wood reed. NO MORE BOXES OF REEDS THAT DON'T PLAY.

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        3.0

        Backing tape on reeds comes off -- making reeds unplayable

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        from Mentor, OH

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        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

            I like the fibracell reeds --however the reed comes apart over time. The plastic backing comes off the back.

             
            5.0

            Excellent!

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            from Garland, TX

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jazz

              Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

              Excellent out of the box! Exactly what I needed! I expect that this reed will last me a long time and provide the tone and edge I need for playing jazz!

               
              5.0

              good value and great sound

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              from san felipe, baja

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                Ready quick, consistant and long lasting..

                 
                5.0

                Good Quality

                By 

                from Miami Florida

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fibracell Premier Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

                    Very good product I have been use for many years and I love it.

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