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Forestone Black Bamboo Alto Saxophone Reed

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Special formulation optimized for maximum tonal response.

Forestone reeds are a true evolution in synthetic reeds: they have the same functional properties as cane reeds but are more consistent and not affected by fluctuations in temperature or humidity like traditional cane reeds. The Black Bamboo reeds are a cut above even the standard reed, employing a special carbon mixture for improved resistance and unparalleled projection. These are truly the best Forestone reeds ever made.

FEATURES
Lasts longer than traditional cane reeds
Not affected by temperature or humidity
Available in strengths 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, and 4.5

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ForestoneBlack Bamboo Alto Saxophone Reed
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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    (2)

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5.0

sweet tone

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from WA state

About Me Professional Musician

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      Comments about Forestone Black Bamboo Alto Saxophone Reed:

      well I'm always searching for a reed that really speaks and I'm very happy with this one.It has a little different buzz to it than cane but it does make a beautiful sound and responds wonderfully .It makes my yani 991 alto with a meyer 6 m very easy to play from a whisper to FFF with a nice singing tone.I have boxes of reeds including red javas , ponzol,rico jazz select ect.. all these are good if you find a good one but the woodstone plays right when you put it on the piece with no break in period.I've tried it on tenor and don't like it as much as cane but alto for me it's great!

       
      3.0

      If I could, I would exchange it for a higher strength

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      from Fort Worth, TX

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        • Softer than anticipated

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          Comments about Forestone Black Bamboo Alto Saxophone Reed:

          I got the 3.5 (listed as M on the reed itself).

          I was fully prepared to love this reed, but I was again disappointed. I tried this and a Fibracell Premier 3.5 Alto Sax reed and was disappointed with both of them, but not nearly as disappointed with the Forestone.

          While the sound itself is still brighter than a cane reed I could see myself practicing on one of these if it were 1 to 1.5 strengths higher. Even going by strength-comparison charts this isn't quite comparable to what I was lead to believe. As it is I cannot afford to keep playing the game of "spend $25 and hope it's the right one". I was hoping to save money on cane reeds, but it looks like I am going to have to get cane anyways in the end.

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          5.0

          Pretty darn good

          By 

          from Cincinnati, OH

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          Comments about Forestone Black Bamboo Alto Saxophone Reed:

          Took the plunge and bought one of these out of frustration with inconsistent cane reeds. I was not expecting much as synthetic reeds have a very bad rap. The 5 stars is because my expectations were low and I was pleasantly surprised. This reed does not suck, in fact it sounds better than many of the cane reeds I have used. My standard alto reed is a Vandoren ZZ 2.5 and I selected the MS version of this reed. That is a pretty good match up as the Forestone MS seems very equivalent. Advantages with synthetic is immunity to humidity and inevitable aging issues. Is it as good as a killer natural reed, not quite but very serviceable. I'll buy again when it is time.

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