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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000332.txt from 1994/05

From: Robert Foster <indy@-----.ORG>
Subj: Re: Reeds. . . a general observation for your comments
Date: Thu, 19 May 1994 21:12:43 -0400

>By the way, I have been trying Glotin's latest line of reeds, called
>GAIA. I don't think they're available in North America yet. There's a
>store in Montreal (Twigg Music) that orders them from France. These reeds
>seem much more consistent than Vandorens, with better cane and a good
>cut. They also seem to last longer. I highly recommend them! If you
>decide to try them, keep in mind that the numbers are different than
>Vandorens. Gaia 3 1/2's are similar to Vandoren 4 1/2's, and Gaia 3's
>seem to lie somewhere between Vandoren (V12) 3's and 3 1/2's.
>Has anyone else tried these reeds?


I use Glotin for my alto sax and have found them to be better than the Rico
Royale and Fred Hemke's I was trying before. Mind you I have just started
playing and for the past two years have always wondered if it was me or the
reeds; good for a sax newbie to hear stuff like this so I don't whine and
give up on my chops. Any experience with Winslow ligature or others and
making reeds better out of the box or last longer?

Has anyone ever gotten stuck in the soundproof room of a music shop trying
out mouthpieces? Unforgettable.

Bob Foster (a frequenter of Twigg's)
Bob Foster

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