Legere Alto Saxophone Reed  

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The Legere Alto Saxophone Reed made of a new low density material that is extremely similar to conditioned cane. Legere reeds represent the best in synthetic reeds. Perfect for ALL types of playing. Sold individually.


Alto Saxophone Reed Specifications:

  • Cut: Filed
  • Material: Synthetic
  • Quantity: 1
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By Ben Big Noise Allen

from Wakefield, RI

Comments about Legere Alto Saxophone Reed:

I played a Legere 2 1/2 and a Legere 2 1/4 on my Alto for some time. After several months, getting a replacement seemed like a good idea. I play on a jumbo java A45 mouthpiece, which is very open, and I can get it to really wail with my current Legere. When I took out my new Legere, I noticed that the surface was ribbed unlike my older reed. I never remembered Legeres being ribbed like that. Thinking nothing of it, I tried it. It was the WORST, NASTIEST, EAR THROBBING TONE I HAVE EVER GOTTEN. I might as well have thrown my ears through a blender. I gave it a chance, experimented with position, messed with everything else, changed the ligature position,but could not get it to work. Instead what I found was that the Tenor Legere that I had ordered for my Tenor saxophone worked flawlessly on the alto mouthpiece, just like the older Legeres i knew and loved. I played Legeres in professional gigs, and for fun, and am saddened at my experience with this reed. I hope i just got a dud, but one $16 dud is enough for me. I will however keep experimenting with plastic reeds, as I do enjoy not having to deal with cane, and the more bell-like tone that I have found with plasticovers and other plastic products. Happy playing!!! Big Noise Ben

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Good for the Road

By William Semple

from Alexandria, VA

Comments about Legere Alto Saxophone Reed:

I have tried Legere reeds from time to time. They are the closest to cane I have ever found, but no synthetic reed has ever matched the harmonic complexity of cane. Legeres are excellent in pinch, or when the player may have to march outdoors and the humidity is overwhelming. They are excellent practice reeds and will always be there if at some moment you accidently step on your best cane reed. The sound of the Legere is very good, not great: smooth, consistent and fairly well centered; but as stated does neither as rich nor the sonic flexible or power of cane. If I can hear th difference with my aged hearing, you can hear it. But you can't beat the reed for out-of-the-box consistency. Every player should have a few of these in his or her case. You can't lose playing a Legere, but if you are planning an audition or a solo, I'd stick with the cane. However, if you are one of a hundred in a band, the Legere could last you months and save you $ without any noticeable detraction to the sound you are contributing to the ensemble. Arguably, a clarinet section would have a chance of achieve greater intra-section intonation if they all played Legeres.

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