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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000279.txt from 1994/05

From: Karen Noel-Bentley <karennb@-----.CA>
Subj: Re: Reeds. . . a general observation for your comments
Date: Tue, 17 May 1994 22:30:23 -0400

On Tue, 17 May 1994, Jordan Selburn wrote:

> I do have a question about the Gaia strengths:
> Gaia 3 1/2 = Vandoren 4 1/2 (from Karen's message)
> Gaia 3 = Vandoren V12 3 1/2
> but the Vandoren V12s run about a 1/2 softer than the regular Vandorens
> (i.e., a V12 3 1/2 is equivalent to a regular 3). The above would
> indicate that the Gaia 3 1/2s are much, much harder than Gaia 3s. If
> this is the case, it may be very difficult to find Gaias that are the
> right strength.

Sorry if my previous message was misleading. I realized as I was just
finishing the note that I hadn't specified that I meant "V12's" when I
said Vandoren, so I added it to the end. In my comparisons, I was
consistently referring to V12's when I said "Vandorens."


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