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 Re: Legere oboe reed review
Author: jhoyla 
Date:   2018-03-06 17:37

Aaron, thanks for this review.

I tried three Legere reeds in Howarth of London showroom last year, and I also found them a struggle. I play on both European and American scrape reeds - the Legere was much more resistant than my normal European scrape reeds.

when I took out my own reeds to compare - there simply was no comparison. The cane reeds were so much easier to play!

Also, there was a significant difference between the three reeds I tried. One had been "worked on" but the other two had not and I expected, at the very least, consistency. Nope.

And no returns. For a 150 USD piece of kit. Unacceptable, to my mind.

I do hope that Legere keep trying to get this right. I am upset that they decided to go to market with this model in spite of its problems. The result will probably be that Legere will get a bad rep. in the oboe world and they won't sell many reeds. This could make them give up altogether due to lack of sales.


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