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 Re: Legere makes me think.... hmmmmm
Author: kilo 
Date:   2019-07-27 17:52

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One thing that I found for me was that there is a VERY narrow window of strengths that work for me. Going up a quarter or down a quarter from the "right one," came off more as though there was a massive leak somewhere toward the top of the horn. But going back to the right strength brought the whole horn into focus!


Paul, I recently had the exact same experience while trying out a new bass mouthpiece I got from Mojo. I put on the reed that has worked best with my Fobes SF mouthpiece, a #2¾ Legere Signature tenor, played a few scales, and immediately began checking my instrument for leaks. I checked my reed placement (which is very important with Legeres) with a magnifying glass — everything was okay. So I dug out a regular #2½ Legere B.C. which sounds buzzy and tinny on the Fobes and it sounded fine on the new piece, especially when pushing a lot of air through it.

That got me thinking. I never throw old plastic reeds away but save them to use as shims and glue spreaders. In my workshop I found a hardly-played plastic Bari Star tenor reed from years ago which I'd found to be virtually unusable on my tenor — and discovered that it worked perfectly well on the new bass mouthpiece. Darn, I guess it goes back into circulation and I'll have to wait a few years to assess its glue-spreading properties.

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