Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2017
I made the switch to synthetics after hearing about them here - Legeres work very well for me. A big advantage is for doublers in live situations too as they don't warp and are tough. Another is the consistancy. Over time, I think your playing improves with one less variable in the mix. I have done many side by side comparisons with legeres vs cane. They have a bit more "buzz". Some of us like that. You can also over time train that buzz out of your playing just as you can adjust your tone with other variables. When I first tried them, I went back to cane. Several months later I tried again but I sanded the reed a bit and found a sound I really liked. They run a bit hard. I still used cane in the studio but the legeres were perfect for doubling and especially outside. These days, even though I have at least 30 good to excellent cane reeds from Rico - Hemke - La Voz and everything in between - I never use anything but the Legeres. I guess I'm saying I actually prefer them to cane.