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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000008.txt from 1994/05

From: "Jay Heiser, Product Manager, Govt Systems" <jayh@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Reed physics: help!
Date: Mon, 2 May 1994 10:30:29 -0400

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-->From: "James E. Perone = Music"
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-->Subject: Re: Reed physics: help!
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-->I remember seeing a reprint of an article from The Clarinet when I was in
-->college (ca. 1978 - although the article might have been several years
-->older) in which the authors presented a study of reed vibrations and
-->physics. Some of the issues raised in the recent query were covered, and
-->interestingly, the authors found that a slight "trench" cut along the
-->top of the reed at the point at which the mouthpiece curve breaks was
-->as, if not more effective, than different types of traditional scrapings.
-->
-->James Perone
-->perone@-----.bitnet
I've got a box of tenor sax reeds that actually have a hole reamed in the
reed at that point (doesn't go all the way thru). I forget the brand since
I just got them and have only used them once, but with my horn & mouthpiece
I found them a bit thin sounding.

I used to have some old sax reeds with grooves cut in them. Vibra something?
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