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Go to the legere.com web site to find a chart of relative strengths. Hi Sheryl, thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the article. Of course you would have to charge for that though, and the reeds are already a bit pricey. The pitch was also flatter than what I like. ":hover": { Double reeds are not eligible for our Exchange of Strength program and exchanges or refunds will be reviewed on a case by case basis. The only downside was the pitch really did not want to “sit up” and required some embouchure manipulation to play in tune, even while crowing a “C”. Chris Luke - Shaving or adjusting a saxophone reed (Bari reeds) Légère Reeds LTD: Reed Strength Chart. I used to waste lots of time adjusting reeds, but the Légère Signatures are always ready to go. ":hover": { It  dropped the pitch slightly which made me somewhat wary that I may end up with a “flarpy” ( my own word, meaning flat and dull) oboe reed. Hi Stephen, I would be very interested to try some to make a reed. "imgWithCarousel": true, These are mere suggestions to hopefully facilitate your decision. "img": false, Légère Reeds online store is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Related Podcast Episode. Maybe you could get a discount from Legere if you buy in bulk, lol. The basic issues with the legere reeds are the adjustment from cane and getting used to a reed that has very defined playing requirements. }, } This would have raised the settled pitch of the reed. The basic issues with the legere reeds are the adjustment from cane and getting used to a reed that has very defined playing requirements. i've experimented with the legere reeds off and on for a few years now -- the most recent ones (last 6 months or so) seem much better, but i'm still bugged by the too-closed-tip problem. if (window.ShopifyBuy.UI) { "padding-top": "15px", Open quick view dialog for Legere Reeds Signature Series Soprano Saxophone Reed. } "styles": { (function () { I take no responsibility for any attempts you may have in adjusting the reeds. "button": { "font-size": "14px" Disclaimer  I am sharing this information for the curious oboist wondering about adjusting the Legere oboe reed. I was quite surprised when I first tried the Legere reed… script.async = true; Home › Forums › Reeds › The Oboe Reed Room › Adjusting Legere Reeds for American Oboists This topic has 0 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated 3 years, 8 months ago by Delmar Williams. } I think they will need to compensate pitch somewhere, my suggestion would be in the staple opening. "quantityInput": { Exchanges or refunds will be reviewed on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed. While the Legere oboe reed is very different than what I would normally choose to play I feel it does have a lot of good qualities. "height": "0" Open quick view dialog for Legere Reeds Signature Series Soprano Saxophone Reed. I wrote about it here; Legere oboe reed update. This ligature is compatible with most of the reeds as it is easy to install, easy to maintain and easy to adjust as per our needs. } I also saw on the bassoon reed adjusting video (on youtube) that she had to try several Legere reeds to find the right one for her bassoon. First Impressions. Double reeds are used on the oboe, oboe d'amore, English horn, bass oboe, Heckelphone, bassoon, contrabassoon, sarrusophone, shawm, bagpipes, nadaswaram and shehnai.They are typically not used in conjunction with a mouthpiece; rather the two reeds vibrate against each other. Before I discovered Légère Signature Reeds, I wasn’t a fan of synthetic reeds. There are two adjustable screws to adjust the fit of the diameter of the musical instrument with ease. For best results, wrap the product around your Légère in the same manner that you would wrap a cane reed. The tip needs to be a bit thinner, the heart every so slightly thicker to compensate for the cane being taken from the back. "product": { }, All Legere oboe reeds are slightly different and will need slightly different adjustment. Some people like this quality, I am lazy (I like to think I am efficient) and prefer an oboe  reed  that works for me and does not need too much help in terms of embouchure manipulation. I pulled out my micrometers and measured the internal dimensions of the reed. Sales on the Legere reeds … Legere Soprano Sax Signature Reed: Légère Saxophone reeds come in two different ranges, Signature and Classic, and in multiple cuts. Légère Classic Reeds – From $28.99. I take no responsibility for any attempts you may have in adjusting the reeds. There have been plastic reeds for years, my band director in high school in the 90's tried to get me to play on plastic ones then, probably the Fox Renard reeds, but they were always notoriously bad.… }, We recommend rotating between two Légère Reeds to elongate their lifespan. The synthetic reed basically plays the same way every time I pick it up. "background-color": "#1280d9" "button": { } I look forward to seeing what the American style reed will be like when they are released. The solution would have been pretty simple on a cane reed, simply squeeze the back directly above the thread slightly. "product": { I know from my experience that if I attempt to get the pitch right it is going to be a never ending spiral of clipping and thinning. } else { }, Cancel. "contents": { "button": "Add to cart" We are proud to offer Medium-Soft, Medium and Medium-Hard European Scrape Oboe reeds! For your health and safety, we advise against sharing your reeds with others. I welcome high-quality synthetic oboe reeds into the market and look forward to seeing where they go. As a pro player I found them too bright, or too edgy, or not durable enough. I had the thought about adjusting Legere reeds for other people, but as you said they are so expensive that I would need to either drastically increase the price or work out something with Legere. }, Experimentation around reed design, and the technology to make them, has really excelled in recent years. I clipped the reed to a “C”. The reed didn’t drop too much in pitch from working on the tip, which was a comforting sign. I am not advising anyone not familiar with reed making try to adjust the reed. I concluded that I was not going to get the reed to play exactly as I like due to the intonation, but it was close. So before you start into me, hear me out… I think the Legere Signature reeds are great, and every saxophone and clarinet player should give them a try. The American Cut represents the next-generation of Legere saxophone reeds. } ui.createComponent('collection', { Synthetic Reed Recommendations. A  smaller opening of the staple area could easily compensate for this deficiency if Legere goes ahead with the American style oboe reeds. The basic issues with the legere reeds are the adjustment from cane and getting used to a reed that has very defined playing requirements. } Légère Reeds online store is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. I was playing on a Rigotti Gold 2 1/2 strong reed on a new D’Addario Select Jazz hard rubber tenor mouthpiece this week and thought it was a good time to try this experiment. }, }, } The Utah Judiciary is committed to the open, fair, and efficient administration of justice under the law. Most players can use the same reed for several months – some have even played the same reed for over a year! /*]]>*/. Many European oboists are really liking the Legere oboe reeds, and I have heard a couple professional American oboists playing them with success. "background-color": "#1280d9" Maybe it was the recordings, but the Legere reed sounds a little bright, and the Laubin seems to tame this a little bit better. } "margin-bottom": "50px", Is … It is effortlessly free-blowing, colorful, and loaded with personality. Episode 15 – Tim Elvy of Légère Reeds. Buy MMEA oboe audition music; Western District, http://aaronlakota.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Adjusted-Legere-Reed-Crow.m4a, http://aaronlakota.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Adjusted-Legere-Long-Tone.m4a, http://aaronlakota.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Adjusted-Legere-Noodle.m4a, http://aaronlakota.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/adjust-Legere-Noodles.m4a. With these Légère reeds, every time I pick up my horns they play the same way. Scraping the windows did loosen the reed’s vibrations in the lower overtones. "padding-top": "15px", I am not sure whether I am close to a TAP plastics store, but I have not really searched. 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