I was concerned that the American Cut tenor would be too soft or too hard but it is just right and plays like a dream up and down the horn.
Works well can't wait to try other cuts of reeds you have
easy to play very smooth and great tone
It's been decades since I tried plastic reeds and, after a recommendation from a colleague, I've tried several and have been satisfied with them all.
The Legere sopranino reed is very stable and responsive in all registers. It is much less finnicky than sourcing cane reeds which seem to be extremely backlogged and the Legere remains very consistent which is important for an instrument that doesn't get played nearly as much as the other horns.
I've only been playing alto for about 18 months, but I was struggling with cane reeds that were either too stiff or inconsistent. A fellow player recommended your reeds. The Signature 2.0 made all the difference. I can focus more on my tone and playing and not fight with just getting a sound from the reed. It was truly 'plug and play.' I'm a convert!
Never had any trouble with any Legere reed. I know when I put it on the mouthpiece and keep it lined up when affixing the ligature it will work. Guaranteed. It doesn't care what the temperature or humidity is. If your instrument doesn't play, it's your instrument.
Very pleased with the response, balance of harmonics (notably more highs than most cane reeds), and projection. I've been using these reeds on gigs for the past six months and found they provide more power and consistency without sacrificing tone or flexibility compared to the cane reeds I used before. I would just add that dialing in the hardness is the biggest challenge to finding a successful setup; ultimately, I ended up using a much harder strength number than I normally would (for reference, I use a 4.0 American cut, whereas I would use a 2.5 or medium cane reed).
I tried the French cut tonight for the first time on my Rafael Navarro BAHIA Rojas metal mouthpiece and Buescher Top Hat & Cane tenor sax. I had been having trouble with squeaks on the other reed cuts and this reed really straightened that problem out. I love the open sound and warm rich tone with that reed. I will definitely be sticking to the French cut.
Bb Clarinet French Cut
So good! Closest thing I’ve played to cane so far :)
I purchased the French Cut Reed for my alto sax. I play on a Selmer C** mouthpiece and I ordered a 3.5 strength reed. I found the sound to be darker than the Signature reed. There is also much more resistance. I was working very hard and I felt my tone was stuffy. I requested to swap out the 3.5 for a 3.25 strength. Legere was very accommodating and I received my new reed within a week. The 3.25 was a little easier to play but I still felt my tone was stuffy. The response was slow especially when tonguing. I still like the Signature reeds but I wish the 3.25 had a little more resistance. As a side note, I gave my French Cut reeds to friend who plays on a Caravan mouthpiece and he loved them. They are not a bad reed but as an "older" saxophonist I just don't want to work so hard to get a good sound.
This Reed was purchased for my son. He loves how great the tone is with no resistance. Very nice Reed! Well done 👏 Thanks 👍
This is my second order of reeds. I love the sound I get and it is the same every time. No more hoping the cane reed will sound good!
Although my first reed was too soft, the exchange program helped so much. Not only was the tone improved, but the articulation was so smooth!