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Ericpd,

I never played Fibercells long enough to like or dislike them- they just didn't speak to me. So I can't comment.

The Bari * is a very buzzy reed. My issue with them is their flex- all synthetics flex at the heart when they get warm. Some flex more than others and some are made to respond better at optimal temperature. The Bari reeds seem to flex too much. If you are playing hard, loud, and aggressive, they simply can't take the pressure and flex right up to the piece, causing squeaks. Plis, their glass-smooth table side makes spit and moisture control aweful! There's no grain to channel or direct it- it just gets all over the corners of the lips!

Now for Légère:

The Classic series is the darkest of the three options, recommended for the concert player requiring a reed more conducive to ensemble environments.

The Studio Cut is an edgy, aggressive reed with a degree of buzz that is easy to blow and perfect for the pop/rock, and R&B player- a perfect soloist reed.

Finally, the Signature Series is very similar to the Studio Cut in that it has the potential to blow with an aggressive tone, but is designed to physically feel thicker and have a more solid, centered tone similar to American Jazz cut reeds while still allowing the performer to produce a bright, clear sound.

The difference in the tonal experience between the Signature and the Studio Cut reeds is like finding a cleaner fuel source for a fast car. Whereas the Studio is more down and dirty, the Signature is a bit more controlled, with a slightly cleaner altissimo register. Both are wonderful performers!
I am currently on Signatures for all my horns!

I hope this helps!
 

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Sorry for the delay, I've been in Canada.

I'm glad to help, Ericpd!

I really think you'll like the Legere Signatures once you find your appropriate strength. Legere's factory, though not huge, holds extremely tight quality standards! The reed temperances are really closely checked (REALLY CLOSELY!) and strength designations are much more accurate than ever before! Their staff are musicians and engineers and are obsessed with both form and function of the reeds. The new Signatures are their pride & joy, selling so fast that they can barely keep up with demand! You'd be surprised how many big name artists use them nowadays- especially those that are not on the website!!!

Enjoy, and if I can be of help, let me know!

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