Well, Ive tried so many synthetics over the last 3 decades, and this was a very welcomed moment for me.
I had been using the Fibracells on tenor for the last couple years, but the quality control seems to have disappeared with those, as the sizings are all WAY OFF now. I ordered 6 of the Fibracells a few months ago, and they went right into the trashcan.
Now onto better news! I talked to my friend Danni at Fiberreed, and had him send me a package so I could see what they were up to these days, since its been so long since I tried those. Ive played on all of the different cuts and materials now, and wanted to check in here and share the great news.
Well, all the reeds played and did what they were designed to do. …ALL OF THEM. I prefer one of the cuts the most for what I want, but all the others were very good.
This was a joyous day for me!!!!!! Finally, a reed brand I can really love again, since my old Hahn reeds stopped being made.
Never thought the day would come, but its here. After the Hahns, I went to Legere and Fibercell, but the love affair faded with those, and the Forestone weren’t for me either.
I ended up on the Fiberreed Carbon for tenor, which is their black and white reed, and they are amazing for what I want.
A beautiful pairing with my Robusto!!! Clean, clear, full, with great response, character, and depth.
Excellent subtones and great altissimo too.
Happy as can be!!!!!!!