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Author Topic: Who can share experiences with Fiberreeds?  (Read 1808 times)

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Re: Who can share experiences with Fiberreeds?
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2023, 07:14:09 PM »
I also use Fiberreed Carbon Classic Tenor sax reeds on bass clarinet. An old plastic Vito MP seems best of anything I've tried. What mouthpiece do you find best for these reeds?
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Re: Who can share experiences with Fiberreeds?
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2023, 03:16:26 PM »
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Re: Who can share experiences with Fiberreeds?
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2023, 03:17:52 PM »
the old vito bass mpcs were high quality riffault mpcs. i have one also

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Re: Who can share experiences with Fiberreeds?
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2023, 12:25:27 PM »
I have not tried Fiberreed, but will place it on my "need to try" list.  I have liked the Fibracell reeds, but their longevity has changed recently, and they are costly.  Also, their quality has diminished of late.  The bottom of the Reed shifted and delaminated on all of the last batch I bought.  I believe I will return to Rico Royal 3s and stay put. In a box of 10, 3 are typically throw-aways, but for the price, I am okay with this.  The one fiber reed I can caution all to stay clear of is the Bravo.  You get what you pay for, usually, and these were very inexpensive.
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Re: Who can share experiences with Fiberreeds?
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2023, 12:51:47 PM »
I will remind everyone to recognize the distinction between the tradename products Fiberreed™ and Fibracell™. They are both synthetic reeds, but are totally different.
And Fiberreed makes about four versions using different materials.
 
D'Addario Venn is established now. Mine was terrible so they sent a replacement and it was worse. Vandoren has one out now too.

Bravo is a very cheap one for beginning children. They do make a noise.
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Re: Who can share experiences with Fiberreeds?
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2023, 01:12:15 PM »
"Bravo is a very cheap one for beginning children. They do make a noise."
Indeed they do, Windy.  I was unaware a reed could be so bad, and think it provides a disservice to children everywhere.
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Re: Who can share experiences with Fiberreeds?
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2023, 05:06:16 PM »
Back to the original topic:
Dannie Hofmann has been super patient with me.
I tried a whole bunch of Soprano sax reeds, and almost all of them are too soft for me. I play a 3.5 Vandoren reed on the Soprano. I was very surprised that all the M and MH strength reeds were WAY too soft for me. But finally Dannie sent me a Carbon Onyx MH reed, and that was great with my mouthpiece.
I am currently waiting on a Carbon Onyx clarinet reed and have hopes that it will work better than my previous choices for the clarinet.

My suggestion for the Fiberreed company is that it would be good for there to be similarity of hardness similarity between all their reeds with differing composition. The Carbon Onyx MH reed is way harder than all the others. If all their reeds were similar in strength for all Medium Soft, Medium, MH, etc, then players could focus on the tone difference between the different materials.

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Re: Who can share experiences with Fiberreeds?
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2024, 03:41:31 AM »
I had a fibracell that Windy sent me but it was. 1.5, way too soft. Would try a stronger one though
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