Choose Your Fiberreeds
Which Reed Strength is Right For You?
Fiberreed follows the Rico cane reed brand very closely:
- 1.5 = Soft
- 2 = Medium Soft
- 2.5 = Medium
- 3 = Medium Hard
- 3.5 = Hard
- 4 = Very Hard
- 4.5 = Extremely Hard
*NOTE – Unfortunately this chart was slightly off for me. I play a Vandoren #3 cane reed and found the medium Fiberreed was perfect for me. If I followed the chart I’d pick the medium hard which would be a little too hard.
- Order what you think is your perfect strength and hope that it is
- Order 2 strengths to cover yourself just in case
- If your Fiberreed is too stiff get some fine grit sand paper and work on it a bit
There is some very helpful information on how to adjust a reed that is either too hard or too soft on the fiberreed site here: https://fiberreed.de/en/working-on-fiberreeds