The Baritone Sax American Cut offers a robust to sound. This works especially well with my Berg Larson Mouthpiece, I’m currently playing the Motown musical ’Dream Girls’ and sound cuts through beautifully, especially on the low ‘A’s’. I’m using 2.25, that said I would like something slightly more firm but the 2.50 is way too hard. I wish there was something more gradually. Still it’s the most consistent and best sounding synthetic reed available.
I have tried the different synthetic reeds out there and I was not all that excited about them. I gave Tenor Legere American Cut reeds a try and fell in love with them. I just purchased one for my baritone to give it a try and again it did not disappoint. I love that this outfit is Canadian. Good work folks!!
The Legere American Cut (baritone sax) is surprisingly easy to play at all dynamic levels. I got this reed for outdoor brass band gigs, but it is so good that I could see myself playing this in an indoor ensemble like a big band. This reed isn't just "good for synthetic reeds" its better than some (and more consistent than nearly all) cane reeds I've played on. Definitely worth the buy. I would find the strength equivalent to your preferred reed choice and then maybe go up a quarter size. It will be a little tougher play at first, but this reed does get slwoly softer over time (much slower than most cane reeds mind you).
If you have the money, I'd get a second one if you like the first so you can rotate between them. That should last you for months.
The reed plays well for me in all settings. Jazz, Marching Band, and Concert Band. There was a small Adjustment period that you should be aware of but other than that it worked great!
I’ve just started using my first legere reed — and I’m ordering another one. Love not having to fuss with my reeds.