Légère Signature French Cut Bb Clarinet Reed
LEGERE HAVE PUT THEMSELVES AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE SYNTHETIC REED WORLD AND ARE STILL PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE.
Looking to expand upon their Signature and European cut offerings, the French Cut looks to offer the sound and response synonymous with certain French style reeds. Maintaining the instant response of the 'Signature' range reeds, the added body mass offers more resistance, providing evenness of tone and control, as well as a warmer, more natural sound than has previously been available. The flexibility and tone these reeds provides will appeal to both Classical and Jazz style musicians alike!
WHERE TRADITION MEETS INNOVATION
Marrying scientific research with a love for reed-making, the creation of the French Cut underwent countless refinements, considering feedback from devoted Légère artists. The aim: a synthetic reed that meets the sonic quality of traditional reeds while maintaining all the advantages of a synthetic reed. Responding to players' desires, the French Cut stands as a combination of age-old preferences and modern innovation.
AN EXPANDING TONAL PALETTE
The French Cut is an expansion of Légère’s flagship reed series. Using the same advanced material technology featured in our Signature, European, and American Cut reeds, the French Cut now gives players new choices to optimise their tone, resistance, and sound.
A DARKER, DEEPER TONE
The French Cut’s revamped profile emphasises an even material distribution but retains a thin tip, providing artists with the ideal mix of quick response and subtle resistance. This design produces a sound that's rich and resonant, all while catering to the orchestral performer.
The new cut features a dark tone, specifically designed to offer a deep and centred sound, allowing for a wide range of sonic expression. Unlike other cuts, the French Cut intentionally suppresses high-frequency overtones, delivering an intense body and depth in its sound.Available in strengths 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.25, 4.5
- 1 x Reed
- Made from polypropylene (Does not absorb water / 100% non-toxic / Can be sanitised)
- Extremely durable
- Made in Canada by Légère Reeds Ltd
Established in 1998, Guy Légère and Mark Kortschot joined forces to produce high quality synthetic woodwind reeds. Based in Toronto-Canada, Légère Reeds use state of the art computer controlled machinery and produce precision cut reeds with a worldwide distribution. Guy Légère combined his background in Chemistry (as well being an amateur clarinettist) together with Mark Kortschot’s background in Chemical engineering and applied chemistry to produce reeds from a special polymer compound.
1. On arrival, every Clarinet & Flute is checked & adjusted in-store. This is essential as every instrument requires some attention after its long journey from the factory.
2. Once sold, every Clarinet & Flute is checked & regulated for a second time as the set-up can be affected by the new materials expanding & contracting according to environmental conditions.
3. New instruments purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE check over and adjustment.