Call Us: 020 8662 8400
Planning on visiting us? Please book an appointment prior to travelling.
** Royal Mail strike action will cause delays from 24th November. If you require your order urgently please select an alternative shipping carrier **

Légère American Cut Synthetic Alto Saxophone Reed, Strength 1.75

£27.52
£22.93 excluding VAT (UK Export and VAT Assisted Purchase price)
You currently have cookies turned off in your browser. You won't be able to place an order until you turn them back on.

Add to Basket

Select strength

Live stock levels are a guide only. Full details
Sign in or create an account to create a wishlist

Manufacturer's Description

Legere-Reeds-American-Cut-Saxophone-Personality-1 The American Cut represents the next generation of Légère saxophone reeds. From the first note, the reed speaks with total ease while giving players just the right amount of edge. It is free-blowing, colorful, and loaded with personality.

Available for all saxophones, the reed’s free-blowing and responsive nature is due to an entirely reinvented profile and heart. The American Cut features a slightly wider vamp with material moved from the outer edges to the spine. This change is simple but has dramatic effects on the playability and tone of the reed. By making the edges of the reed thinner, it can vibrate freely, providing a full, clear low register and vibrant altissimo.

 

What do players think of the American Cut?

Many of Légère’s endorsing artists are switching to the American Cut, including Gerald Albright who has been playing and recording on the reed for several months. This was Gerald’s response upon receiving his first American Cut reed…

“Let's just say this… I wish I had a reed "exactly" like this one every time I applied it to my mouthpiece! It has the "buzz", the edge, the projection, and the consistency up and down the alto sax. The notes speak a lot better than the Signature reeds. Bravo!”

- Gerald Albright

 

Légère also sent reeds to a sample group of professionals, educators, and amateurs, most of whom were dedicated cane players. Here is what some of the testers had to say…

“Consistent throughout all registers in tone and articulation every day, regardless of temperature and precipitation changes. Solid tonal core that projected, yet was not extremely edgy, bright, or buzzy."

- Kaleb K.

 

"Very consistent over many days of playing. It is also consistent through the entire range."

- Matthew H.

 

"This reed has a warmth and a center that other synthetic sax reeds I have tried do not."

- David Y.

 

"It just feels perfect."

- Georgeanne T.

Specifications

  • High-quality synthetic reed
  • Feel and sound very natural
  • Requires no prior soaking - plays out of the packet
  • Easy to clean and sanitise
  • Tough and durable
  • Consistent and reliable
  • Graded in ¼ strengths

Downloads

  • Saxophone Reed Comparison Chart

Item Details

Manufacturer: Légère Reeds
Category: Alto Saxophone Reeds