Legere Alto Saxophone Signature Series Reed

Professionals tend to prefer Légère's Signature Series reeds, which produce a warm, rich tone in all registers. Signature Series reeds are made from a stiffer material and are cut thinn...

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This product was updated in our catalog on Friday 17 May, 2019


Professionals tend to prefer Légère's Signature Series reeds, which produce a warm, rich tone in all registers. Signature Series reeds are made from a stiffer material and are cut thinner than the Classic reeds. These changes make the Signature Series reeds more flexible across the tip, producing a full spectrum of overtones and a beautiful sound with minimum effort.

No matter which reed you choose you always get the same Légère quality and the durability Légère has become famous for. All Légère reeds are offered in ¼ strengths.

Materials

Légère reeds are made from polypropylene, which is approved by the FDA for use in direct food contact applications, so the reeds are completely safe to use.  Recently, there has been concern expressed in the media about a chemical compound called Bisphenol-A (BPA) which is used to make some plastics.  Polypropylene does not contain BPA.  Those expressing concern about BPA in baby bottles often suggest polypropylene as a safe alternative.   

Légère process the polymer in a special way that lines up the molecules themselves in order to precisely match the stiffness and density of moist cane.   They do not add glass fibres or any chemicals.
  
 Some characteristics of the materials:

  • It doesn’t have to be preconditioned before playing.
  • It does not absorb water.
  • It is completely non-toxic.
  • It can be sanitized.
  • It is extremely tough and it will last a long, long, time.

Of course, the best thing about the materials is its sound.  Even with all of the advantages of a synthetic, you wouldn't spot their reeds on the stage at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra if the sound wasn't wonderful. 

Did you know?

It takes two weeks from the time they first process their plastic until they put the reed in its final package!

Some people imagine that these reeds are stamped or moulded out of cheap plastic in a few seconds.   This could not be farther from the truth.