Home › Forums › Reeds › The Bassoon Reed Room › Reaming Legere Bassoon Reed? This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by William Safford 1 year, 9 months ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts February 17, 2018 at 9:47 pm #102851 Bernhard MehligParticipant Hi, I tried some Legere bassoon reeds yesterday, medium hard. They played well, but they did not fit all the way on the bocal as I’m used to. And they were a bit low in pitch for my taste. Has anyone tried to ream a Legere bassoon reed with success? Yours Bernhard February 19, 2018 at 2:34 am #119342 William SaffordParticipant I have reamed legere reeds successfully. Be gentle and go slowly. Make sure you are using a sharp quality reamer. It is also possible to clip a Legere. I think you’ll find advice on the Legere website. Don’t just stick it in a Rieger or equivalent tip clipper — there’s more to it, to keep it from cracking. Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.