£20.60. https://www.mcgillmusic.com/articles/legere-synthetic-saxophone-reed-review JavaScript is disabled. I do very little classical playing…mostly jazz standards playing with trios, quartets and big bands. Recently, at the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) convention in San Antonio, TX, Legere had a booth present with an artist performing on tenor sax using the Signature series reeds. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Legere Reeds Studio Cut Alto Saxophone Reed Strength 2.25 at Amazon.com. And all those wrongly sized reeds in my case? Legere Signature Soprano Sax 3.0. It is very free blowing, but mabye because its a little soft to my liking. £22.50. I would be much more likely to ask the player which he preferred. They aren’t adjustable. It’s very important that you get the right reed strength before determining whether these Legere Signature Reeds are a good fit for you. Your email address will not be published. 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. 00. Music is about creation, not preparation! As I mentioned in the previous post, I have used Légère reeds (not the Signature Series) on the largest clarinets, but have not, until now, experimented substantially with the smaller Légères. I just got my Legere 2.75 alto sax reed in today, my first synthetic reed. If not for persofmances, i would really reccomend this teachers. Legere company logo. However, after recording myself, I’m convinced that it’s not audible to a listener. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. 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. Either may be better. 4.8 out of 5 stars 30. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Review and blindfold test: Légère Signature Series clarinet reeds. The first several hours on a new reed sound and feel awkward, and the moment it get soft, it’s unplayable. Not sure which is “better” sounding.. a matter of taste, but I certainly notice it quite clearly – although without such a close “side by side” comparison where I can replay a certain section, it would probably be much harder to tell. Leave me a Comment- Would You Buy One? I tried Tennor Sax Signature reed for 15minutes and I was quite happy with it, so my question is, is Bass clarinet reed better or worse than the TennorSax Signature? Related Podcast Episode. On soprano I played a C* (no jazz mouthpiece). I continue to use my cane reed of choice on my R13 Prestige. I got a Legere 3 a few days ago (for my alto) and found it to be extremely hard. Legere 2.5 felt like Vandoren 3.5, and it had a dead sound. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. I'm quite surprised that you find this reed soft. I normally use 3 for Jazz, but when I need focused sound, I use 4. Legere Soprano Sax 2.5 . I have yet to find a distributor that will allow me to try them before purchasing. Reed for Oboe European cut. From the first note, the reed speaks with total ease while giving players just the right amount of tonal edge. The sound difference is hard to describe but there is slightly less ‘wind’ at the start of a tone, as if the reed is slightly better controlled. The reeds are very well-balanced. Nice tone and good over the whole range. Mouthpieces the same. I thought that clip [# – edited!] Legere Signature Baritone 2.75. Shop and save on our amazing selection of Legere Reeds instruments & accessories at The Woodwind & Brasswind. Rumors are that this reed was invented in a lab and grown from a test tube. I am pleased to report that the Signature Series are highly playable reeds. Overall very good reed. 00 $41.99 $41.99. Légère clarinet reeds provide instant response, are highly durable and consistent every time. £118. Used regular cut Legere #3 with Vandoren M30-lyre and later #3.25 signatures. Clarinet and soprano, I just suck it up and deal with a few wrinkles here and there like everyone else. Standard Delivery Times. Learn how your comment data is processed. The oboe community has been buzzing lately about the new synthetic Legere oboe reed. Clarinet – Reed Strength Comparison Chart . Please give us the reason for your assessment in the following text box and – if possible – your e-mail address for further questions. I think legere are awesome. On a related note: How warm is too warm? Did you know that Legere (the factory) will happily exchange your “wrong-strength” reeds for different strengths until you get it right? 78 Posts . However, I believe I have found the “perfect reed” for me. The musician here says that he could get a slight edge with a well adjusted cane reed. 209 talking about this. A few months ago, I posted about plastic reeds, and reported some of what I had read on another woodwind blog about the Légère Signature Series and Forestone clarinet reeds. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Other Legere Bb Clarinet European Signature 4.0 Reed (Other) at Amazon.com. Legere Reeds Signature Baritone Saxophone Reed Strength 2.5. 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. They both sound great, but with the Legere I notice a richer core / less of the upper partials in the sound as compared to the cane recording. Now playing Ridenour instruments (an improvement, I think …) and decided to exclude cane reeds from my life if possible. Everything I can do on a cane reed, I can also play on a Legere signature reed. Inside my head, there seems to be a little more articulation noise with the Légères. Music is about creation, not preparation! “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. Only 15 left in stock - order soon. 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. It really surprised me. This is indeed what I ended up doing. Let’s discuss the drawbacks. Question then, is the cane reed what you consider a good one? Some say it’s average life expectancy could perhaps surpass hundreds of cane reeds. I played the legato piece for a solo, and I wasn’t that good; the legere’s amazing! 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. Légère is proud to offer a Exchange of Strength program if you are not satisfied with your purchased saxophone or clarinet reed. I would. Reinvented Profile. In casual demonstrations, the consensus is that these sound like the “real” thing. On the Légère website, you can take the blindfold test with Richard Hawkins playing the Légère against a cane reed. Sold and/or gave away Buffets and everything. I heard straightaway the Legere was ‘B’. I also find them comfortable to play. Do You Have One? But that changed when I discovered the Signature range, which are usable and sound great too. The unique profile design allows for a bright, colourful yet warm and clean sound. I was very impressed. I was wearing out a cane at least once per week. On my alto I played on a Jody Jazz hard rubber and a Selmer C*. I hope you don’t mind that I have edited your comment so as not to give away the answer. £17.80. I find this minor thing to be vaguely pleasant. 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. Let’s face it, the wrong Legere reed feels and sounds awful. Everyone should. I just ordered a legere contra alto clarinet reed because of the mostly good i have heard about them like the consistancy and durability. The American Cut represents the next-generation of Légère saxophone reeds. As a pro player I found them too bright, or too edgy, or not durable enough. Posted by A.Lakota on . Reply. Quit old job for new 40 hour/week job. From the first note, the reed speaks with total ease while giving players just the right amount of edge. The [# – edited!] To me the Legere reeds sound good, they sound natural, and they don’t sound synthetic. For the middle reeds, I soak them 24 hours a day. Okay, so we all agree that the right hardness of Legere reed can sound just as good as a cane reed, and be considerably more consistent. Although a newcomer for Steve, some say this reed’s strength and stamina are far superior. The American Cut is unlike any reed you’ve ever played. FREE Shipping. Introducing the new Legere oboe reed. Useful stuff to know about Legere. is better. I have edited it so as not to give away the answer. I haven’t seen a review with this mouthpiece combination for either Forestone or Legere – so maybe someone will comment??? No water required, just add air. £96. 16. I think it is hard to talk about ‘better’ or ‘worse’ it’s just which characteristic one prefers. Legere Bb-Clarinet French 2.25. Before I discovered Légère Signature Reeds, I wasn’t a fan of synthetic reeds. $38.99 $ 38. I have been playing Legere Signature on clarinet for nearly two years. I received three reeds from Légère at no cost, but I was not asked to do anything, including writing a review, in return. I agree with duckmaster. 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. Legere Signature Reeds – From $38.99. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Thanks for your comment. Légère Reeds online store is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. My only complaint with it is that it isn’t as wide as my mouthpiece which makes it a little hard to put the reed on correctly. I guessed it right (might be a lucky guess). It plays beautifully, but I am wondering if the Legere might be slightly wider and/or a better fit with my mouthpiece. I think I will try the Signature Series. Legere Signature Soprano Sax 2.5. Disclaimer: As with all Clarineat reviews, this product was provided by Légère for review purposes. Saxophone – Reed Strength Comparison Chart. Discussion Starter • #1 • May 29, 2004. I did choose the correct sample based on tone difference. 5 . I didn’t guess at all but more importantly to me, the quality of the tone in clip [# – edited!] I have a Genusa “Exellente” GE (star) Z – which has greatly eased my problems with upper register issues. In tests such as these where both results seem professional, the small differences could easily be explained away by player variations and not equipment. 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. Music is about creation, not preparation! * They asked about my current cane reed preference, and sent three reeds in different strengths close to what I currently use. The Legere reeds seem to give a good sound first time with hardly any additonal effort, which is relative to the cane reeds. In fact, they respond nearly identically to my current cane reeds of choice (a popular, leading brand). I get a new Legere Bassoon reed. It is very free blowing, but mabye because its a little soft to my liking. 129 talking about this. They also play well without wetting or sanding. This was a great review. I am reviewing the reeds in what I believe to be an unbiased manner. I have tried various Forestone, Bravo, FiberReed and a few other synthetic reed brands in the past but actually have not had a chance to test play the Légère Signat… I’ve been playing saxophone for over 30 years and have been searching for the “Perfect reed” for a majority of that time. All Thoughts are My Own! With the usual traffic of students and colleagues in and out of my studio, there have been a number of raised eyebrows at the sight of a plastic reed on my clarinet. Liked the expensive one more. I kept snagging my reed on things so I am a bit careless. I have a question for anyone playing bass clarinet, which is better; Legere Bass clarinet reed or Tennor Sax Signature reed? £15.30. The flat side of the reeds seems slightly more slippery than cane, which means I have to take a little extra care to get them positioned just right on the mouthpiece. 15 . 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. I’ve dug some left-over V12s out of my archives (some still in flow packs) and just can’t use cane reeds again! The Legere really came close, though. In this test, the [edited] produced the more rich, complex, and desirable tone. (Phew!). Being a Signature player I was a bit afraid that this is the cane reed so the answer was a relief! Since they are releasing a tenor reed and not an alto reed (yet?) At Légère Reeds we give woodwind artists the Freedom to Perform. Life is beautiful with Legere! The American Cut represents the next generation of Légère saxophone reeds. £15.30. For the hearing test i couldn’t really tell much of a difference. I also wouldn’t hesitate to use them for ensemble playing. 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”. Légère Reeds LTD, has become one of the most popular synthetic reeds on the market today. I pass them over the guys next to me who are struggling with their warping cane reeds an they thank me. I understand that Légère is in the process of releasing a Signature Series reed for tenor saxophone, which I am anxious to try as well. I just went to Legere’s web site and tried their comparison test challenge and I guessed it wrong :(. I assume that the saxophone Signature Series is geared more toward jazz players. Let's take a look at the Legere Signature Series synthetic reed. 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