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Has anyone heard of or know where to get Clarion Fibercane reeds. Very old. I think they are out of business. I am trying find some that still may be around for tenor sax.
21/2 or higher strength.

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I remember these reeds. I seem to remember that Selmer offered these for a while. They played pretty well but the newer Fibracel are better. much better.
 

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A very few used ones or new old stock have shown up on eBay. The listings say they are no longer made. My suggestion is to find a substitute.
 

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The reason they are long since out of production is they were made of fiberglass and the fibers would cut your lip and draw blood. I liked the way they played but couldn't take the results. This was in 1963. Fibracell is a much better choice anyway.
 

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I think I actually have one somewhere. If you are still interested send me a private message.
 

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The reason they are long since out of production is they were made of fiberglass and the fibers would cut your lip and draw blood. I liked the way they played but couldn't take the results. This was in 1963. Fibracell is a much better choice anyway.
I believe the famous fictional Bleeding Gums Murphy played Clarion Fibercane reeds.
 

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Well if he rubbed his gums with one they would bleed. Honestly as I remember they really did play great, but I was like 17 at the time. These days if you put a product like that on the market, you would get sued almost immediately. I don't remember 'Clarion', just Fibercane, and I think by the time I was buying them Selmer already owned it. Apparently it took about 50 years after that debacle to come up with a safe similar reed, the Fibracell. I'd have to say the Fibracell has a long way to go to equal a Fibercane but then again at the end of a set you won't look like a vampire who just ate.
 
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