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 Re: Adjusting Forestones......YEA!!!!
Author: William 
Date:   2010-07-16 16:01

I agree that you should not try to clip or sand Legere reeds as they tend to shred or crack--I know, because of personal experiance :>) And Legere does offer to replace any reed that you are not satisfied with. However (also from repeated personal experiance) it takes almost a month to receive the replacement--and then, it may not be much better than the one you mailed in.

Forestone reeds play great "right out of the box" without needing adjustment. They are perfectly balanced, articulate cleanly and produce a full sound in all registers--all the time. However, the good news is, that--unlike Legere--if the reed is a bit too soft, it can be easily (please note, EASILY) adjusted by conventional clipping and sanding or scraping with a knife as I reported above. No need to send it back and wait weeks for a replacement.

For all of the reasons that JJM so eloquently indicated above, I also believe that synthetic is the future of clarinet and saxophone reeds. However for me, that reed is not Legere--I've tried them all and do not like them--but rather, the new Forestone. In addition to their excellant clarinet reeds, they are also marketing superb saxophone reeds and are in the process of developing a reed for the bass clarinet. Also, FWIW, I am playing a Forestone Bb reed, clipped short to fit, on my Eb clarinet mpc. (Forestone has an Eb reed in its future plans)

One thing is for sure, since I have discovered Forestone reeds, I will never go back to cane reeds. They play great "out of the box" and can be--an adittional "plus"--easily adjusted (even by me :>)

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CWH 2010-07-16 20:51 
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