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 Re: Legere reeds
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-11-09 16:03

I have to respectfully disagree quite vehemently.



The cut, thickness of tip, overall dimensions and type of plastic of the Legeres (and I refer pretty much to the Bb European Signatures and the Signature Soprano Saxophone reeds) all function together to make them work as close to cane as possible.



I find that they work on ANY good mouthpiece. The claim of "Legere Friendliness" is just as much a marketing ploy as "Dark Sounding" or any other subjective description of a piece of vulcanized rubber (or acrylic.......which by the way may be a superior material for mouthpieces).


As long as you know the basic facing dimensions of the mouthpiece that work for you, and you are willing to put in the time and effort (usually a couple of months to really get started from scratch) to find the correct strength of Legere, there should be no undue problem with them at all.




Now I am willing to admit that in a direct side by side comparison with a good broken-in cane reed, there is a bit more vibrancy in the sound to cane. But this difference is inconsequential to the advantages of constancy (particularly during unfavorable climate conditions) one gains with plastic.



But you have to put in the work. I compare this to changing systems (Boehm to Oehler). It can take a good six months just to get to the point where you are comfortable enough with the difference to BEGIN any true assessment.





I say it is worth it.





.....................Paul Aviles



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