Légère Reeds Rock!

I became really frustrated dealing with the inconsistency and waste of my cane reeds and thought I would give the Légère Signature Series Saxophone Reeds a try. I was blown away by these amazing reeds so I became a PRO…

What does plating do to the sound?

GOLD – Gold has the most color in the sound of any type of plating. It sounds ‘beautiful.’

SILVER – Silver has a semi-clean and bright tone, but not much color to the tone.

NICKEL – Very clean and pure…

Dark, Bright, Core, Fat...What do they mean?

DARK: A warm, less projecting tone. It has a more personal feel. A dark sound is usually created by a low baffle and floor.

BRIGHT: Loud and penetrating sound. A bright sound is usually created by a high baffle and…

Are you chirping or squeaking?

Squeaking is usually caused by the reed not being flat. It may not be flat in the first place, may have deformed after absorbing moisture, or formed to the shape of the mouthpiece window. Switching between mouthpieces, or moving the…

Mouthpiece Materials Matter

Does mouthpiece material affect the sound?

The answer is yes! Theo Wanne machined multiple versions of the same mouthpiece in every material from vintage to new that they could find. The result was unanimous amongst our team. Metal adds zing…

Is your hard rubber mouthpiece Vintage quality?

It is a well known fact that Vintage Hard rubber sounds great.  But why?  The reason is that vintage hard rubber is more pure than most modern versions and that it lacks the accelerants and additives of the modern hard…

Other Factors that affect your sound

Have you ever wanted to sound like another musician, gotten an identical set-up to them, but then noticed you still sound nothing like them? Simply copying another person's set-up is not very effective because there are other important factors that…

Baffles Explained

The mouthpiece, not the saxophone, is responsible for over 80% of the tone a musician gets while playing. And more than half of the sound that comes from the mouthpiece comes from the baffle. The closer you get to the…