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Offline BD

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Legere Reeds
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:09:14 PM »
I am interested in hearing opinions & feed back- I have always used Vandoren cane reeds & purchased a Legere for the first time the other day- I'm undecided on whether I like it or not yet
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Re: Legere Reeds
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 05:48:22 AM »
I'm tempted to get one. I'm so tired of fighting with reeds I put my clarinet in its case, out of the way.
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Re: Legere Reeds
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 02:19:58 PM »
I have recently had my own reed battle. But it has to do with not being satisfied with my G clarinet mouthpiece and reed combination.

For the Bb or A clarinet, I really like the Legere Signature series. I recommend that you don't get the cheaper non-signature ones.

I recently tried the Fibracell brand (USA) and also the Forestone brand from Japan. For jazz, I bet a lot of people would find a Fibracell strength they would like. For more classical players or band, the Legere Signature gets my vote. I've been playing them since around 2004, or before they had the Signature kind.

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Re: Legere Reeds
« Reply #3 on: Today at 12:03:09 PM »
How are the Plasticover reeds?
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Re: Legere Reeds
« Reply #4 on: Today at 08:35:23 PM »
I've never tried Plasticover; I have read mixed opinions.

As I understand it, it is functionally a cane reed that is layered with a plastic coating, which means that you no longer have to soak or suck on the reed at all.

Just by thinking about it, it seems like a Plasticover would give you the timbre and feeling of a cane reed with the ease of use and durability of a plastic reed.

As far as synthetic reeds, I use:
Legere for Eb, and contra-alto
Fibracell for soprano
Bari for bass

Out of the three, I much prefer the Fibracell in general for tone quality and mouth-feel.

However, when I got them, Legere was the only option for Eb and contra alto, and Bari was cheapest for bass.
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