I think these are worth keeping on hand for just such an eventuality, even if you’re not convinced that they’re right for normal performance situations. “If you don’t know which hardness us right for you, you can easily spend $100 for a few useless pieces of plastic that will just sit in your case. After listening to :20 of sample A, I then played sample B. I was absolutely sure that Sample A was [edited] within ten sections, the difference to me was not even subtle. Discussion Starter • #1 • May 29, 2004. I find this minor thing to be vaguely pleasant. But alas, I feel even better about playing it. I mention response first because I think it’s the most important aspect of how a reed plays, but of course the question on everyone’s mind is tone. Posted by A.Lakota on . I just got my Legere 2.75 alto sax reed in today, my first synthetic reed. :) Still can’t believe I went wrong … Very impressed. I find them to be consistent, and they last long time. As I mentioned in the original post, I thought it was likely that I could find/adjust a better cane reed for my recital, and keep the Légère on hand as a backup. Only he can know what his ideal sound is. 78 Posts . Legere 2.5 felt like Vandoren 3.5, and it had a dead sound. Nice tone and good over the whole range. Legere Baritone Saxophone 3.0. Put a legere on my cheap sax and it was prefered to the $5000 sax with cane. After being fitted to the best size for me and my set-up (Otto Link 7*), I was amazed at the response from top to bottom of the horn, including altissimo. I use Fibracell, which happens to be synthetic. I normally use 3 for Jazz, but when I need focused sound, I use 4. Please give us the reason for your assessment in the following text box and – if possible – your e-mail address for further questions. To me the Legere reeds sound good, they sound natural, and they don’t sound synthetic. Legere Oboe Reed Medium Soft. In this test, the [edited] produced the more rich, complex, and desirable tone. Saxophone – Reed Strength Comparison Chart. At around 00:18 the cane reed produces a bit more of a vibration whereas the legere produces a more “stable / smoother” sound, with less “vibration”. I was wearing out a cane at least once per week. However, due to the bold and slightly edgy tone I get, I’m not sure I would use this reed for classical playing but then again classical saxophone doesn’t pay the bills… at least not for me. And all those wrongly sized reeds in my case? Légère is proud to offer a Exchange of Strength program if you are not satisfied with your purchased saxophone or clarinet reed. I heard straightaway the Legere was ‘B’. Legere Signature Soprano Sax 3.0. Yes, I play Jazz and R&R a lot, but I also play classical music in regular basis. Légère Reeds online store is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Related Podcast Episode. $31.00 $ 31. I just got my Legere 2.75 alto sax reed in today, my first synthetic reed. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Other Legere Bb Clarinet European Signature 4.0 Reed (Other) at Amazon.com. If you don’t know which hardness us right for you, you can easily spend $100 for a few useless pieces of plastic that will just sit in your case. The price one one reed is the same as a box of cane reeds but I’ve never had one Legere outlast a box of cane. I figured I might as well offer my own blindfold test, so you can gauge whether the difference is audible with a clarinetist rather less accomplished than the esteemed Mr. Hawkins. £96. http://bretpimentel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/legere-a.mp3, http://bretpimentel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/legere-b.mp3, Signature Series reed for tenor saxophone, Review: Rico Reserve clarinet mouthpieces, part II, Review: Rico Reserve clarinet mouthpieces, Trade in your old reeds for new Ricos, part II, Sharp, flat, and natural symbols on Android and iOS devices, Misconceptions about saxophone-to-clarinet doubling. Required fields are marked *. Report rating… Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason? 5 . I have only recently discovered the Legere reeds, and they seem easier to play with in that they seem to have a consistent even sound, unlike the cane, which can vary according to whether it is dry or wet, or whether it is evenly spaced to produce a good sound overall. I didn’t guess at all but more importantly to me, the quality of the tone in clip [# – edited!] It is effortlessly free-blowing, colorful, and loaded with personality. Legere Oboe Reed Medium Hard. Not things I would risk with reed. You just email, send the reed you don’t like back and they send out a new one of a different strength at no charge. The unique profile design allows for a bright, colourful yet warm and clean sound. Abandoned playing for over one year because of 100 hour/week job. 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