Previously, not everything was better ... Traditional blowing instruments, such as a clarinet and saxophone, used to use mouthpieces made of wood in combination with a natural reed. In the beginning, these riites had not yet been made of wood species like now, but from grass species. A major problem of the use of these natural products, such as wood and reed, was that the tone and quality of the riites remained inconsistent over a longer period of use. The mouthpieces and sewers had to be replaced soon and sounded after a while no longer as they should.
When an alternative material was found to produce mouthpieces of the material (ebonite, hard rubber), it quickly took over the role of wood in the production of mouthpieces. In addition to a longer lifespan, the material also provided an improvement in the tone of the mouthpiece. This has not been the case with wicker, most of the players still preferring the sound and the response of natural riites.
Over the years, producers have experimented with synthetic materials in order to provide a more stable product with a longer lifespan than the "real" riites. The biggest problem, however, remained the game behaviour and the response that remained slightly different from that of his natural brother. Légère continued with the development of the synthetic straw, and eventually managed to develop a reed that is not far from a wooden reed, but with a longer service life and other advantages over a natural reed.
Légère rieten is made of a material that behaes as natural riethout in wet condition. Légère's rieten, however, does not absorb moisture, which makes them insensitive to dirt and changes in humidity. An additional benefit is that the reeds do not have to be overplayed. The strength and size of these synthetic riites are exceptionally consistent. This is because it cannot be affected by, for example, weakness of the material or the use of different wood types.