Legere Oboe European Scrape Reed
The Légère European Scrape Oboe reeds have been specifically designed to work for instruments and players that have used European scrape cane reeds in the past. Players accustomed to American scrape reeds may find our oboe reed to be too resistant or otherwise less than ideal. We are developing an American scrape reed in collaboration with some very prominent players in the US, but it is not ready for release, and we do not have a target date.
At present, Legere only makes oboe reeds in one strength, and they do not recommend scraping or adjusting Légère reeds in any way.
Legere uses an o-ring system to ensure a good fit between the reed and the well, but this system is a bit less flexible than conventional cork. Some players have had fit issues with older instruments, but our reeds should fit most oboe wells.