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 Re: Legere reeds
Author: Kalashnikirby 
Date:   2019-12-09 17:17

When placing my reed, I try to align it with the tip rail, or just a tad below it (never more than 0.5mm). I'd completely agree with that being extremely important, but admittedly, I wouldn't have guessed thick tip rails were relevant with plastic reeds.

Another 2-3 things about Legeres I've experienced over the years:

-Ligatures: Wow, you these reeds truly behave differently. A Vandoren Optimum recently bought for soprano clarinet actually restrained me way too much and I went back to an old, boring metal clamp with 2 screws. My teacher and I immediatly agreed that that Vandoren ligature was no option, given that the dynamic range with that metal clamp is much better, without really creating a "harsh sound".
On Bass clarinet, I'm using a modified ligature with a pressure plate
In general I've found ligatures that dampen the sound as little as possible to be the best. Using string works fine, too.
-Reed wear: Though long-lasting, these eventually become softer, maybe even more flexible. I've noticed how my BC reed started squeaking more easily and I wondered wether something was wrong with my BC. No, the reed had just reached the end of its lifespan.

The way these wear is very subtle and might at times feel like the reed lost 1/4 of its strength, but there definetely are tonal changes too.
At least in my case, I still cannot confirm these reeds vary out of the box. There may be slight difference, but personally, I feel I can rely on what strength they're sold as.

Best regards
Christian

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