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Forestone Soprano Sax Reed - Black Bamboo Synthetic

Forestone Soprano Sax Reed - Black Bamboo Synthetic

$30.95Price

Forestone Black Bamboo

  • French filed cut
  • Harder resistance for more control
  • Dark classical sound
  • Tonally perfectly balanced
  • Contains bamboo fiber and special carbon mixture
  • Resistant to changes in temperature, humidity and dehydration

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Materials

The Forestone material is a mixture of polypropylene resin and cellulose wood fibre. More than 50 percent of the wood fiber used is bamboo. The material is brownish in colour, tasteless, odourless and non-toxic. The exceptional sound, resilience and flexibility of Forestone reeds is due mainly to this special material.

FABRICATION

Forestone reeds are made by proprietary injection molding developed in Japan.  This results in reeds with optimally smooth vamps that are exceptional uniform and consistent, reed to reed.

CONSTRUCTION & PROFILE

Forestone reeds are perfectly balanced side to side and front to back. The more or less standard profile tapers down to 0.1 mm thickness across the tip. Held up to the light, the reeds display the classic upside-down “U-shape” associated with cane reeds.

PERFORMANCE

Forestone reeds tend to maintain their strength / resistance over time. They vibrate well and hold the centre of the sound in a manner similar to that of a good quality cane reed. The basic timbre is robust, clear and strong, with just enough “buzz” to ensure projection and carrying power. Intonation is stable and the reeds articulate well throughout the range of the clarinet and saxophone.

FEEL

The difference in feel between Forestone and cane is minimal. That said, it is the wise player who takes some time to get comfortable with Forestone, in the same way as he or she would take time to get comfortable with a new mouthpiece, ligature, barrel or instrument.

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