Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed  

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The BARI Reed is machined (not molded).

Bari is the top-of-the-line brand for synthetic reeds. Synthetic reeds will usually last several times longer than traditional reeds. They can still be chipped or cracked, but they will not wear out like traditional cane. The reeds are formatted to sound as similar to cane reeds as possible, but there is a slight difference.


 

Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed Specifications:

  • Material: Plastic
  • Quantity: 1
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BariSynthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed
 
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(25 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow, was astounded.

By jazz lover

from Albany, NY USA

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I just received my reed, and as I played on it for the first time I was amazed. It was the first time I had played on a synthetic reed, and it was awesome. The reed is awesome but a bit bright, it will be great for jazz. This reed will be great for when I double, it requires no soaking whatsoever, YEA! I bought a medium strength reed. So anyone that wants a great synthetic reed, I would highly recommend it.

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(35 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By Don W

from Syracuse, NY

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I've played on all the major brand cane reeds, and this is the best reed I've ever played on. It works very well for effects like false fingering and harmonics.

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(32 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tenor Sax Bari Reed Is The Greatest

By Reg Owens

from Elberton, GA

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

Forget seasoning. With a new Bari Reed, my Vandoren T75 Java Mouthpiece, and a fabric ligature, I'm playing immediately. Lowest low to high highs. I'll never go back to cane. It will take a little getting used to, but when you've found your sweet spot you start to soar. You'll love the Bari Tenor Sax Reed. I use the "soft" which requires less wind and performs like a 2 1/2 cane.

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(14 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MIRACLE

By The Bop Master

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I've played thousands of reeds in the past but when I got this BARI reed, I was determined to stick with it. The nicest thing about this reed is not only it's natural reed sound, but the fact that you don't have to wet it to play. Just pick up your horn and blow. I'm using it with my vintage Selmer soloist hard rubber mouthpiece.

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(54 of 82 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great reed

By Saxman195

from niagara falls ny

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I am an 18 year old tenor sax player, and while browsing online, I saw this reed, and I thought about it and said what the heck, so I ordered one. I don't think I'll go back. It's so great not having to set up the reed and it just plays beautifully every time. I have recommended this reed to some of my sax playing friends.

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(46 of 80 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't go back to Cane

By A. Feldenkris

from Washington, DC

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

Yes, I try every so often to go back to cane -- maybe its the purist part of me that feels I need to, and play as all the greats before us did!However, it just doesn't work for me. The ability to pick up your horn and instantly be able to speak up and down the complete range with consistency gig after gig -- practice after practice -- is just too great a benefit to ignore. The brights are great, and the sub-tones are as mellow as I need them to be. My biggest problem is that I probably keep them too long, though as long as they play consistently, why change?

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(29 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing product!

By Patrick-NzKxf

from West Virginia

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I've used a single Bari hard reed through 2 marching seasons, 2 concert seasons, and one summer of practicing. It is a truly durable reed. I am still playing on it as of today! I would strongly recommend this to marching players, as it will last a LONG time. The reed gives better sound projection than cane reeds, and is very consistent. Another plus is that it doesn't dry out, because it really doesn't need to be wet. I've used it for jazz as well as concert band ensembles. I STRONGLY promote this reed to people wanting to try out a plastic reed.

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(42 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dedication is key

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I've been playing Bari reeds for 20 years! I have tried every brand of reeds you can think of and no other reed does it for me. It is simply mind over matter, omit "cane vs plastic" from your subconscious mind and it will respond as you wish! The key is learning to control it, which takes time and diligent dedication. My sound is always consistent and I have performed with major Orchestra's, pop, R&B, jazz, and Hip-Hop artist and studio sessions and no one ever knew I was playing on a "plastic reed!" So make the switch and eliminate that time consuming process of trying to fine "one good cane reed in a box 10!" P.S One reed lasts me 2 to 3 months!

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(23 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like this reed!

By Daryl D

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I've been using Bari reeds for the last 5 or so years. I have found them to be extremely reliable and flexible enough to use in a variety of settings, from duets with clarinets or flutes in the teaching studio, to jazz standards with pianists, to show bands and r&b, whatever. It'll split tone, it'll sub-tone. I will add that I like a "modern" sound, and that these reeds work well with metal mouthpieces.

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(58 of 112 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is a great, long-lasting, reed for R&B/Fusion!

By Tom S.

from Sacramento, CA USA

Comments about Bari Synthetic Tenor Saxophone Reed:

I've been using Bari tenor and soprano reeds for the last two years. When lightly sanded, the sound can be very robust with a bright edge. Works best on a high-baffle mouthpieces. Large chamber, low baffle mouthpieces such as Otto Links can sound a bit hollow. Keep in mind that it takes about 3 weeks before you become used to the change over to a cane reed.

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