Woodwind.OrgThe Clarinet BBoardThe C4 standard

  BBoard Equipment Study Resources Music General    
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 
 reluctantly giving up legere on alto clarinet
Author: super20dan 
Date:   2021-09-24 01:36

i have to go back to cane for the first time in 20 years because legere nor anyone else makes an altoclarinet synth reed. the legere alto sax reed is too wide and the edge cuts into my bottom lip. i cant make it tru a 1.5 hr rehearsal. plasticovers may work and i will give them a try next . i bought some cheap orange box ricos for alto clar and they are quite comfortable to play . may just have to go with these

Reply To Message
 Re: reluctantly giving up legere on alto clarinet
Author: Simon Aldrich 
Date:   2021-09-24 05:19

Perhaps your mouthpiece's window is narrower than that of other alto clarinet mouthpieces.
For basset horn I use an alto clarinet mouthpiece with Legere reeds. On both my 5RV and B40 alto clarinet mouthpieces, two types of Legere alto sax reeds (original and Signature) are actually a fraction of a mm *narrower* than the mouthpiece window.
Some alto clarinet mouthpiece windows (like those on Vandoren mpcs) are quite a bit wider than others. Legere alto sax reeds will come closer to fitting those wider windows.

Reply To Message
 Re: reluctantly giving up legere on alto clarinet
Author: super20dan 
Date:   2021-09-24 05:30

yes the window on my stock noblet mpc is quite a bit more narrow than most. i continue to use it only because its a really good mpc. i was suprised -didnt expect it to be any good . i will try the vandoren next as i have a b44 that i bought for my bundy alto clair a long time ago. i bought a legere american cut reed and thats the one that bothers me. i do have an original version i also will try and see if it fits better.

Reply To Message
 Avail. Forums  |  Threaded View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 

 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Remember my login:
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org