} "padding-bottom": "15px", "max-width": "100%", if (window.ShopifyBuy.UI) { I found a heavier beveled knife worked well for the back of the reed, and a sharper double hollow ground knife worked well for the very tip and sides of the tip. I have been using a Legere Signature #3 for a year now. The response was still not so great so I continued to thin the very tip and sides of the tip. Légère is proud to offer a Exchange of Strength program if you are not satisfied with your purchased saxophone or clarinet reed. A harder reed with a higher number is going to withstand a much stronger current of air before it vibrates. "products": { All Legere oboe reeds are slightly different and will need slightly different adjustment. Improvisation on the oboe has interested me  for the past couple years and find myself jamming along with music I hear on the stereo. ":focus": { Thanks for the post! I was pretty happy with the tone quality of the reed, though it was more of an “open” European sound than what I tend to shoot for in my own tone. "padding-bottom": "15px", node: document.getElementById('collection-component-1589818176326'), Legere Reeds Signature Series Soprano Saxophone Reed. I am not advising anyone not familiar with reed making try to adjust the reed. Most of the PVC is too large, and I think it would be way too stiff, even if made very thin. Legere reeds seem like a tempting shortcut to relearning how to make and adjust reeds, but I'm wondering how much it's going to impact my playing. There are two adjustable screws to adjust the fit of the diameter of the musical instrument with ease. I know myself and would have dug the windows out even if the reed was “perfect”. I really think the Legere reeds are impervious to pretty much everything. That is  not a criticism so much as a difference in taste. Légère reeds are less fragile than cane reeds, however, they should still be handled with great care. "button": { The basic issues with the legere reeds are the adjustment from cane and getting used to a reed that has very defined playing requirements. All Legere oboe reeds are slightly different and will need slightly different adjustment. Please note adjusted reeds will not be considered for any refund or exchange. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination. Synthetic reeds are not likely to  replace traditional handmade oboe reeds in the near future, so I am not worried they will put me out of business as a professional oboe reed maker. [CDATA[*/ var scriptURL = 'https://sdks.shopifycdn.com/buy-button/latest/buy-button-storefront.min.js'; "total": "Subtotal", The American Cut represents the next-generation of Legere saxophone reeds. All Legere oboe reeds are slightly different and will need slightly different adjustment. Medium-Hard reeds now have a blue O-ring. Reed … "padding-top": "15px", Perhaps on this style of reed, with the already thin heart, the back may help to keep the pitch up, though the pitch was not right for me from the start. }, Close search. /*