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The Légère Contrabass Clarinet Reeds are made of a new low density material that is extremely similar to conditioned cane. Légère reeds represent the...Click To Read More About This Product

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  • Strength 2.75

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  • Strength 3

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  • Strength 3.25

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  • Strength 3.5

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  • Strength 2.5

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The Légère Contrabass Clarinet Reeds are made of a new low density material that is extremely similar to conditioned cane. Légère reeds represent the best synthetic reeds on the market today. Sold individually.


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Legere ReedsContrabass Clarinet Reeds
 
4.8

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5.0

Recommend 2.5 for Stock Leblanc Mouthpieces

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from Madison, WI

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Comments about Legere Reeds Contrabass Clarinet Reeds:

I am currently playing one of the "paperclip" style LeBlanc contrabass clarinets with a stock LeBlanc mouthpiece and Rovner Dark ligature. I ordered strength 2.25, 2.5, and 2.75 Legeres and found 2.5 to be the best fit - although others might disagree. 2.75 definitely felt too strong and didn't respond well dynamically or with responsive articulation. I have to pull out the mouthpiece slightly from the neck, otherwise the reed is forced too high above the tip for my taste (the butt of the reed hits the end of the neck). I keep the reeds stored by turning them horizontally on a (discontunued?) Selmer bass clarinet case, rather than vertically. Works great as long as I don't add a 4th reed (then the case doesn't close).

I did order a Vandoren contrabass mouthpiece and will share results as soon as it arrives in terms of ideal reed strength (assuming the Vandoren mouthpiece fits the LeBlanc neck).

Again, mouthpieces can vary, so take this with a grain of salt. I'd love to see comments from others with a similar set-up.

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5.0

Excellent alternative to cane reeds

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from Minneapolis, MN

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Comments about Legere Reeds Contrabass Clarinet Reeds:

I am not a fan of synthetic reeds, generally speaking, but after the last box of five contrabass clarinet cane reeds cost me $53, I decided to try the Legere reed.

For contrabass clarinet, this reed is fantastic. The tone quality is not noticeably different from that of a cane reed, including in the upper and altissimo registers where synthetic reeds tend not to provide a characteristic tone on smaller clarinets. I was happiest that the Legere reed made going over the break easier than with a cane reed.

I was so pleased that I bought an additional two Legere contrabass clarinet reeds; I expect these three Legere reeds to meet my needs for years to come, perhaps for the rest of my career. They will definitely save me the expense of purchasing more cane reeds.

I chose strength 2.75 (I used a strength 3 Van Doren).

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4.0

Good "reed" playable directly out of the packaging

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from Las Cruces, NM

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

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    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Legere Reeds Contrabass Clarinet Reeds:

    The "reed" played right our of the box. I was not happy with the response or resonance, but found that it was easily adjusted the same as a cane reed. After some minor adjusting to the corners of the tip and shoulders of the reed, it plays well with good response and resonance.

     
    5.0

    A must for contra players

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    from Lake Bluff, IL

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    Pros

    • Easy To Play
    • Great Response
    • Very Consistent

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        Comments about Legere Reeds Contrabass Clarinet Reeds:

        Highly recommended.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        These are the best synthetic reeds out there!!!

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        from Eau Claire, WI

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        Comments about Legere Reeds Contrabass Clarinet Reeds:

        I Love the Legere synthetic reeds. They play wonderfully, and allow for the same or better resonant tone of a wooden reed!!

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        It fits, it works. Get one.

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        from Virginia Tech

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        Comments about Legere Reeds Contrabass Clarinet Reeds:

        This is basically the only option for contrabass (BBb) clarinet. I tried using the Vandoren reeds for contra, but I found the quality to be very poor compared to the clarinet reeds and the reeds would only last two or three rehearsals before dying. These reeds definitely sound like any other Legere reed in that they're not quite as good-sounding as a good cane reed, but the most important aspect of a contra is getting a consistent reed that seals well, and nothing will beat one of these reeds in that regard. Missing one star for tone, in my opinion. Legere needs to make their reeds out of a denser material for contrabass for this to really work.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        gain of progress

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        from Germany

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        Comments about Legere Reeds Contrabass Clarinet Reeds:

        very easy to play, indestructable in comparison to other brands

        (43 of 73 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect

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        from Idaho

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        Comments about Legere Reeds Contrabass Clarinet Reeds:

        These are the ultimate reeds for Bb contra. Many players use Rico reeds, which are actually too small for a Bb contra mouthpiece, resulting in weak tone and increased air consumption. Vandoren reeds are large enough but incredibly expensive and most are defective. These reeds are too large for an Eb contra mouthpiece and will sound terrible on it; I use a Legere bari sax reed for Eb and it's much better.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great alternative to worn-out reeds after a few practices!

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        from PA

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        Comments about Legere Reeds Contrabass Clarinet Reeds:

        The most important piece of advice with any reed you have of this size and material vibrating is to get a glass bed reed case. These reeds will not experience warping in the same fashion, but it's still a good idea to keep them on a piece of glass. I started on size three Vandoren Contra Bass clarinet reeds, but had problems with the reed wearing out very quickly. They would warp beyond all recognition and this being within a couple weeks of playing twice a week. With this synthetic reed, I have greater response in all ranges of the instrument (Leblanc Straight BBflat contra, old). This is very important in contemporary music, where the contra does a lot of jumping octaves. I also felt my tone darken, providing me with a much rounder and focused sound. The other performers seemed to enjoy my sound better, because the reed "chatter" was reduced. If you are one who is stuck on playing wood reeds, give this a try. Even if you keep it for backup (I admit, for my soprano I have a Fibracell just in case) you will not be disappointed!

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