Alto Saxophone Reeds
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Great for long 2-4 hour rehearsals. Because you never have to re-wet the reed. Pick up and play. Always consistent.
While I use an American Cut 2.5 for my alto, I found the 2.5 to be a little softer than I prefer for the identical setup for my bari sax (JodyJazz hard rubber, 6). As always, Légère's strength exchange program is superb, and the 2.75 reed is right where I need it to be. Thanks for a spectacular product!
I have seen people say good things about whichever is their favorite, and bad things about whichever is not their favorite, but everyone has a different favorite. It's important to remember that the whole combination of player-horn-mouthpiece-reed is what really goes together to make the music - there is no one-size-fits-all "best reed". I buy both American cut and Signature because I use them with different mouthpieces (SYOS and Berg Larsen, respectively) and even that could vary based on room acoustics from gig to gig. I applaud Legere for producing the variety that lets artists have more choices to fine tune our sounds. I started trying synthetic reeds 20 years ago and since then Legere has dramatically advanced the state of the art! Thank you, Legere!
I have tried every brand of cane reed and Legere synthetic outperforms them all on baritone. The Legere is solid and nimble all at once - few cane reeds ever achieve this and when they do it is fleeting even for the best reed in a box. With a Legere I get a sound very similar to VanDoren JaZZ but better, easier to control, and way more predictable and durable! I use the signature series with my Berg Larsen mouthpiece and the American Cut with my SYOS mouthpiece - I have no explanation for that - it's just what sounds best. I recommend people experiment with reeds as much as with mouthpieces and don't be a "purest" - if synthetic sounds better, then play it!
F.ull bodied tone especially in the lower .
I’ve tried the Bari brand in the past and it was good, but Legere, speaks so well for me. I’m hooked what can I say!
Ken Knox, Saxophonist for Chairmen Of The Board Group
Great reed, always a please to play with Legere, I use them for everything (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax, soprano sax, etc)
Bb Soprano Clarinet Signature
No matter which Legere reed i put on my mouthpiece, it is perfect every time with great consistancy
Bright and responsive. I bought another version years ago and it was fantastic. Then I bought a replacement and it was a dud. Decided to try one again after several years of cane reeds and this one is spot on. I also ordered an additional reed up a quarter strength to test out as the 3 was just a touch too soft. But the strength comparison chart does seem accurate.
Easy to roll out quiet low notes on my Mark VI bari s Legere 2.0 Signature reed.
I like that Legere reeds last a long time with the same performance values.
As a doubler I use Legere reeds on my clarinet, bass clarinet and all four saxes. Once I have the right reed for each instrument, I can pick up the horn and know it going to play, whether in my practice room or on a gig. I get in more practice time not having spend time finding cane reeds that play, breaking them in and having to adjust them. The convenience of not having to take the reed off the mouthpiece and moisten it again if it has not been played for awhile, is wonderful on a gig and a time saver in the practice room.
Legere has managed to engineer the ultimate time saver: a reed that frees up scores of hours normally taking up by cutting/shaving/cursing/balancing/sanding traditional reeds. All the Legeres are better than most cane reeds out of the box and a Legere that matches your set-up can last for months.
It’s really quite amazing. The Legere is capable of smooth silky legato and doesn’t fail in the upper register. To be clear, not every Legere is the "perfect" reed. Some are "better" than others. And when you find "the one" it won't get water-logged, or chip, or warp...
I put my new 2.25 Signature reed on my tenor thinking it was going to give me some trouble like some cane reeds do. Boy was I wrong!!! I got such a sweet sound right out of the box. I am overjoyed with how fantastic this reed plays and I am looking forward to how consistent it is going to be compared to conventional reeds. Thank you so much to the Légère company for creating such an excellent product.