78 Posts . Saxophone, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and world and electronic woodwinds. In this test, the [edited] produced the more rich, complex, and desirable tone. 15 . 5 . I agree with duckmaster. We can only know what our goals are, and any two artists have different desires. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. At Légère Reeds we give woodwind artists the Freedom to Perform. I have yet to find a distributor that will allow me to try them before purchasing. I use Legere and Hahn reeds on soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, therefore feel I am fair in judging a product category of which I am familiar. Music is about creation, not preparation! The up side is that it does provide quicker articulation and faster ‘snapping in’ to pitch when slurring. Say what you want, they play just as consistently as a Legere, they’re completed adjustable, they last 6 months of constant playing, and they’re cheap. The oboe community has been buzzing lately about the new synthetic Legere oboe reed. In casual demonstrations, the consensus is that these sound like the “real” thing. Music is about creation, not preparation! I’ve dug some left-over V12s out of my archives (some still in flow packs) and just can’t use cane reeds again! Legere Signature Baritone 2.75. cut does seem woody and natural. 9 . I just got my clarinet 5 days ago, and I’m still struggling with how to blow to produce a sound at all, and learned that the strength reed 1.5 and 2.5 that I have aren’t “strong” enough for the high register – right or wrong… I don’t know so I am looking at trying out stronger reeds… and in my research stumbled on Legere and this site. More Buying Choices $125.00 (10 new offers) Legere American Cut 2.50 Alto Saxophone Reed (ASA2.50) 5.0 out of 5 stars 3. Still, perhaps it will push me to further refine my tonguing. For the middle reeds, I soak them 24 hours a day. The downside is that it is slightly less flexible (pitchwise, not enough to be a problem) and has a little more tendency to chirp/click on fast note transitions…I’m told that nobody but me hears this…, Your email address will not be published. 8 . 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. I have edited it so as not to give away the answer. I thought I would give the Legere reeds another try since it was a different model than the previous Legere reed which I didn’t especially care for. And how about value. It gets abused on my practice clarinet by being left on the mouthpiece and put away wet etc. Sold and/or gave away Buffets and everything. Disclaimer: As with all Clarineat reviews, this product was provided by Légère for review purposes. It really surprised me. For reasons unknown to me, the post from which I originally quoted has been removed, but there are similar thoughts expressed in a more recent post. It plays awesome right off the bat no soaking. The comprehensive strength charts below compare popular cane strengths to the matching Légère reed strength and cut. I played the legato piece for a solo, and I wasn’t that good; the legere’s amazing! I’m going to get one soon. I think legere are awesome. Reinvented Profile. As for Legere, I hated it. In listening to my own comparisons, I have noticed that note-to-note transitions are quicker on the Legere than on cane (I used to use Vandoren V-12). I bought two legere for my tenor sax, I play for 1 to 3 hours depending on the day. I too, guessed wrong. I tried the Legere reed (studio cut) a few years ago and couldn’t find a size,tone or response that I was satisfied with. Anyway, I got a kind offer from someone at Légère to send me a few samples. By the way, don’t try a Legere outside on a really warm day! Let's take a look at the Legere Signature Series synthetic reed. Legere Soprano Sax 2.5 . On a related note: From that playing sample, I would have to go the the Legere. But in a pinch I would gratefully fall back on the Légère, and I think no one would be the wiser. Legere Signature Soprano Sax 2.5. I have been playing Legere Signature on clarinet for nearly two years. £17.80. And with a smile. Again the spreading is probably because a thin reed. I considered looking for a really excellent one for the side-by-side comparison, but it seemed to be a better real-world test if I used what I had immediately at hand. £96. Either cut shows a delightful tone, sensitivity and good intonation. I also wouldn’t hesitate to use them for ensemble playing. I guessed right on the A/B test, which is no surprise, since I’ve played a Legere Signature reed for a while now. Saxophone – Reed Strength Comparison Chart. Introducing the new Legere oboe reed. I’ve tried to do the same with Harry Hartman reeds, and they won’t even respond to my emails. And it’s a delight knowing that one can put on a Legere, and being confident that it will work, regardless of the circumstances. In fact, they respond nearly identically to my current cane reeds of choice (a popular, leading brand). 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. And all those wrongly sized reeds in my case? Your email address will not be published. It is free-blowing, colorful, and loaded with personality. I guessed wrong on the blindfold test. Do You Have One? At this point, I think I can find and adjust a cane reed that will outplay the Légère by a small (very small) margin. £118. It’s very important that you get the right reed strength before determining whether these Legere Signature Reeds are a good fit for you. This was quite clear in Sample B and I guessed correctly. Send report . Please give us the reason for your assessment in the following text box and – if possible – your e-mail address for further questions. Before I discovered Légère Signature Reeds, I wasn’t a fan of synthetic reeds. I kept snagging my reed on things so I am a bit careless. :) Still can’t believe I went wrong … Very impressed. To me the Legere reeds sound good, they sound natural, and they don’t sound synthetic. I have been using a Forestone B-flat clarinet reed for the past 2 1/2 months and love it!! Reed for Oboe European cut. 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. The cane, in my opinion, actually had better tone, projection, and smoothness. Discussion Starter • #1 • May 29, 2004. I heard straightaway the Legere was ‘B’. I did choose the correct sample based on tone difference. Question then, is the cane reed what you consider a good one? Legere company logo. Legere Signature Soprano Sax 3.0. I do very little classical playing…mostly jazz standards playing with trios, quartets and big bands. Reply. On a separate note, I’m curious – how long does this reed last? I would. Mouthpieces the same. However, while I prefer a really good cane reed, the reality is that the Legere outshines the average cane reed. Leave me a Comment- Would You Buy One? FREE Shipping. I find them to be consistent, and they last long time. Good review, but I actually guessed right – there was a really small difference in sound. $38.99 $ 38. Legere Baritone Saxophone 3.0. Now playing Ridenour instruments (an improvement, I think …) and decided to exclude cane reeds from my life if possible. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. I actually thought the Legere sounded noticeably better than the cane reed. 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