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The name may be Bari Reeds, but don't think for a second that baritone reeds are all that they make. You'll find options here for most saxophones and clarinets, so whatever instrument you play, there's a Bari reed ready to go onto your mouthpiece. The philosophy at Bari is to make reeds that are as consistent as possible, and they've definitely pulled it off: when you're playing with one of these reeds, you can always count on the stability of your woodwind's performance. In fact, the search for consistency is exactly how Bari got started in the first place. The company was founded by Wolfe Taninbaum (also known as Wolfe Tayne), a professional saxophonist who was growing more and more frustrated with reeds that just couldn't cut it. So he decided to make a better reed on his own, starting with cane and then moving on to synthetics in 1952. These were some of the earliest synthetic reeds, and they were the first ones to show the world's top woodwind players that they could sound just as good as cane. On top of that, using synthetic materials was the perfect way for Wolfe to achieve his goal of making the most consistent reed on the market. Today, there are two varieties of Bari reeds to choose from: the original series, and the Bari Star line. It's fairly simple to decide which of the two is best for your style, since they're each aimed at a specific sort of acoustic character. Choose an original reed if you like your sound brilliant and vibrant, with above-average projection. If you'd prefer a more rounded tone that's darker and warmer, then take a look at the Bari Star reeds instead. Whichever type of Bari reeds are the best fit, you can expect the same level of quality and consistency from any of them. For more than sixty years, Bari has been setting the standard for synthetic reeds, and they deliver world-class performances every time.
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