I still play Légère reeds full time, in the Columbus Symphony and at home practicing. I also plan to use them in upcoming recitals, June 5, 10, 12 and 18.
I play a Signature model number 4 strength. However, I may try a few more 4.25 hardness for the recitals.
Though Legere denies any changes to the Signature design, reeds from recent orders play slightly softer than the ones from last Fall and early Winter. At first it was disconcerting, since I had grown accustomed to the hardness of the 4s. However, with the harder ones I also had to work on nearly every reed, softening the tip enough to be able to attack notes comfortably.
The newer ones are so well balanced they no longer require any adjustments. I have four #4s which I have played for several months, and all of them play equally well with no adjustment.
A colleague in the Columbus area, Bob Pfeifer, has also reported very good results with Legeres, saying, "I did Pines of Rome tonight on the Legere Signature...it's an AMAZING little piece of plastic! Thanks for all your tips and recommendations on the subject!"