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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000168.txt from 1995/01

From: Jim Freeman <collnjim@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Mouthpieces, Reeds, & Clarnt FAQ
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 02:00:30 -0500

Most of my younger students are using Clark Fobes' student mouthpiece
with great results. They are easy to play, priced very reasonably,
very consistant, and emit
much more pleasing sounds than others I've tried (Yamaha, B45, Rico,
Portnoy, etc.). Clark is a frequent
contributer to this list; I'm not sure what the appropriate etiquete
(sorry, spellcheck isn't working) is in terms of posting other people's
phone #, so to be safe, perhaps you could Email him if you are

Jim Freeman (

On Sun, 8 Jan 1995, Troy Davis wrote:

> First off, I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on beginner
> mouthpieces for Bb clar. I like a reasonably loud, (usually forte) sound,
> and usually play lighter, spunkier (lack of a better word) songs. I have
> only been playing for 2-3 years as a hobby and use a Rico C4 mouthp that came
> w/the clarinet.
> Second, I am wondering about reed suggestions for same type of sound.
> Currently I use the Rico and Rico Royal brands primarily.
> Third & finally, about a week ago someone volunteered to create a Klarinet
> list FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and I urge this person to create one.
> Although I'm not very experienced, I would be willing to assist in the
> creation of a FAQ.
> Thanks for any ideas,
> Troy Davis
> Seattle, WA

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