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#1 hammer action

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 20:42

Anyone tried the Fibracell reeds and if so, are they any good?  Do you use them "dry" or do you wet them like a traditional reed?  Are they less easy to chip?  What's the tone like?  I've used the Vandoren blue box reeds for the past 25 years but fancy trying one to see what they're like.

 

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 13:11

I used one some years ago until I found the Vandoren v12. It played fine and the tone was ok. You don't need to make it wet, you can play it directly from the box.  The strength is not the same as Vandoren. It is soft material, it doesn't chip easily.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 21:13

Thanks for your reply.  I've ordered one this evening so will wait and see!  It's going to be strange not having to wet it though!


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 22:24

It arrived this morning.  Easy to blow (3), high notes much easier especially, was a bit funny being able to play it 'dry' but i didn't think the tone was as nice as Vandoren traditional reeds.....  I'll try it out on my other clarinets/mouthpieces before i decide if i like it or not!  happy.png


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