Yamaha Synthetic Reeds

Yamaha’s new synthetic clarinet reed makes finding a good reed easy. Normal cane reeds need special care and handling, which can be frustrating and time consuming. The Yamaha synthetic clarinet reed is ready to play right out of the package, so even a beginner can make a great sound. Put your energy into your playing, not fussing with reeds!

Design & Materials
Yamaha designed these synthetic reeds so that even a beginner will find them easy to play with a good sound, and with an appearance and texture similar to natural cane.

    • Material: Yamaha created a new formula based on natural fibrous cane and with a similar tone.
    • Texture: The simulated reed texture looks and feels like a normal cane reed.
    • Shape: The original shape with a stronger central rib gives these reeds a well-balanced playability throughout the instrument’s range.
    • Heat treatment: A special heat treating process leads to a deep tone and smooth sound production.

Durability
Yamaha synthetic reeds have been tested for over 320 hours of playing time, equivalent to 8 months of real-world use*. Even after this extended time, there was no detectable change in stiffness or shape. With such a long lifespan, you’ll buy fewer reeds and spend less money in the long run.
* 2 hours per day, 20 days per month.

Safe and Easy to Clean
The Yamaha synthetic reed contains no toxic substances* and can be cleaned with soap and water or disinfected with mouthpiece cleaner or rubbing alcohol to keep them sanitary.

* Materials tested according to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare standards, and are fully compliant with Japanese, European, and American regulations.

Ready to Play
Unlike natural cane reeds that must be broken in and wetted with saliva or water before playing, Yamaha synthetic reeds are ready to play right out of the package with no seasoning or wetting needed. This makes them perfect for all sorts of situations where keeping your reed wet is difficult, like marching band, cold weather, or for doublers playing multiple instruments.

In addition, the packaging these reeds are shipped in is water resistant and won’t soften or tear with a wet reed, so can be reused as a convenient reed case.

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