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Several people have commented on apparent inconsistencies in the strength of Legere reeds bearing the same number when they replaced them. Something like that has happened to me, but I wonder to what extent we can actually blame the Legere people.

As far as I know, Legere reeds are made by a Canadian company that has good idea of what it is doing. And I would not like to start a thread by blaming them.

As I reflect on my own experience (the new reed being harder than expected), it occurred to me that I had been playing the old one for many hours, and that it would have softened imperceptibly over the weeks and months. The process was slow, and I adjusted easily to it. The new reed is back at the original strength.

The easiest way for me to deal with this problem is to use a different mouthpiece. If the T35 is too big, the T20 will do just nicely. No grinding required. My attempts in that regard with cane have been brilliant failures.
 

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