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The Legere Quebec Cut reed offers clarinet players all of the consistency and projection that the regular Legere reed is known for, but with a darker sound. Sold individually.


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Quebec Cut Clarinet Reed

  • Material: Synthetic
    Quantity: 1
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4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Prety good!

You know the joke...How many clarinetists does it take to change a lightbulb? Only one, but he has to go through a whole box of bulbs to find just the...Read complete review

You know the joke...How many clarinetists does it take to change a lightbulb? Only one, but he has to go through a whole box of bulbs to find just the "right" one! Well, the search for reeds is the source for that joke. I have tried a number of different reeds and ended up playing the Legere Quebec cut 3.5 on my current setup, which includes a hand-faced mouthpiece from Ted Lane. The Legere Quebec suits my playing far better than the standard cut and has a nice, warm tone to it. I get numerous compliments on my sound from fellow section members, and I can count on the Legere Quebecs to be both consistent and durable. While there may be a *few* cane reeds that offer better results, the search and aggravation are not worth the time. Try a Legere Quebec and see if you don't agree!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Definitely not like a cane reed

I bought this reed because I was looking to try something new and I wanted to see what a plastic reed would be like. I really liked it at first because it was easy...Read complete review

I bought this reed because I was looking to try something new and I wanted to see what a plastic reed would be like. I really liked it at first because it was easy to play and it didn't need to be wet. However, after playing it at some rehearsals with a concert band I'm in, I began to realize that the tone it produces really isn't very good. It was nothing like what I can do with a good cane reed. Maybe this is because I didn't order a thick enough reed, but it was just poor quality. Another complaint I have is that, as I was playing, saliva began to build up on the reed and since it's plastic, it didn't absorb anything. This caused my clarinet to make a crackling sound as I began to play. This never happened with a cane reed. I will not be using this product again.

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3.0

Definitely not like a cane reed

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from Shrewsbury, NJ

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I bought this reed because I was looking to try something new and I wanted to see what a plastic reed would be like. I really liked it at first because it was easy to play and it didn't need to be wet. However, after playing it at some rehearsals with a concert band I'm in, I began to realize that the tone it produces really isn't very good. It was nothing like what I can do with a good cane reed. Maybe this is because I didn't order a thick enough reed, but it was just poor quality. Another complaint I have is that, as I was playing, saliva began to build up on the reed and since it's plastic, it didn't absorb anything. This caused my clarinet to make a crackling sound as I began to play. This never happened with a cane reed. I will not be using this product again.

 
5.0

The PERFECT marching solution!

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from Thousand Oaks, Ca

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During marching season, due to weather conditions, I go through my reeds like water. This season, I have decided to try the Legere Quebec Bb Clarinet Reed, and I am thoroughly impressed! I first tried it last night at a highschool football game last night, and it performed consistantly without any hiccups, or dryness! This Reed is a MUST-HAVE!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

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from Wisconsin

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The regular cut in any strength didn't work for me -- they simply were far to bright sounding in the clarion register. After reading a recommendation from someone who uses a similar mouthpiece to me (Grabner K11*) I gave the Quebec version a try. After a week or so of practice, I sound just as good or better on these as I have on anything else. If the sound is getting too bright, try relaxing the jaw and lowering the tongue a bit. Another slight adjustment that improved the tone even further was pushing the tip of the reed just a little past the end of the mouthpiece. This gives a nicer taper to the sound between dynamics. You might have a hard time playing really high with these - like altissimo Bb and up - but maybe a harder strength would help with that.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Predictable and Durable

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from Texas

Site Member

This reed is awesome. Unlike the one in ten chances of a good reed in every box, you get a predictable reed that works every time. It plays just like cane. It's very good for marching band, because it is resistant to bad weather/ climates. The reed is very durable, and doesn't require moistening before playing. Lasts for months and can be played right out of the box. The only trouble I had with it is when a lot of fluid gets on it, and doesn't play up to its best, but that happens with every reed.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent! :D

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from ellensburg, WA

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This product really performs well. It sounds JUST LIKE A CANE REED. Totally awesome. Couldn't ask for more from a synthetic reed. Guaranteed consistency and a great sound. Easy to play. I love it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Amazing

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from Salem OR

Site Member

I have played on cane reeds for many years, and I will say that I can count the number of cane reeds that sounded better than legeres on my left hand. Legeres are hands down better than any cane reed.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Meh

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from Howell, NJ

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This reed is really overpriced considering what it offers compared to their regular reed. Their standard reed is more like the Vandoren blue box and this one's more like the V12, but for some reason I find these just don't compare to the V12 or their regular reed. Harder blowing, more bright. Overall, I just don't like this product and would rather use any regular reed. If it was the same price as their standard reed, I could recommend it as a different sound, but this reed costs too much and offers too little.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Never for classical, okay for jazz

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from Durango, CO

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Like my summary says, I would never use it for classical work. The sound is too bright for that. I bought one and am now using it in jazz band, where I have to double on 4 different instruments. I'm only using it because I'm unable to keep my clarinet reed useable between songs. It's much more convenient when I have to switch back and forth between tenor and clarinet in a short amount of time. If I wasn't doing that, I wouldn't have this reed. So in that sense, it is convenient, but the sound of a cane reed is so much more pleasing and beautiful, even if finding the right one is a pain in the neck.

(37 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Prety good!

By 

from Detroit

Site Member

You know the joke...How many clarinetists does it take to change a lightbulb? Only one, but he has to go through a whole box of bulbs to find just the "right" one! Well, the search for reeds is the source for that joke. I have tried a number of different reeds and ended up playing the Legere Quebec cut 3.5 on my current setup, which includes a hand-faced mouthpiece from Ted Lane. The Legere Quebec suits my playing far better than the standard cut and has a nice, warm tone to it. I get numerous compliments on my sound from fellow section members, and I can count on the Legere Quebecs to be both consistent and durable. While there may be a *few* cane reeds that offer better results, the search and aggravation are not worth the time. Try a Legere Quebec and see if you don't agree!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprisingly better than cane

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from Pennsylvania

Site Member

Ever since I learned clarinet, I had played on a cane reed. As my playing progressed and I understood more about playing, I realized they tended to be very inconsistent - thus the joke about how many clarinet players are needed to change a light bulb: "one, but they have to go through an entire box to find the right one". I bought this reed out of curiosity, and it is definitely an improvement. It seems to be potentially more durable, and my tone and control of volume has improved.

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