Klarinet Archive - Posting 000322.txt from 1995/03
From: Bill Hall <b_hall@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Ligatures and reeds
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 1995 12:37:40 -0500
>Plenty of us who double on sax for marching band use Bari brand.
>When yer out there snapping the horn up and down, Bari reeds
>take a lot of punishment and still keep playing.
>I actually use FIBRECANE for my other alto playing. Anyone else?
After two practice sessions on the thing, I find that I have more
control than with the Plasticover, and my family (my wife is not a
musician but what she likes is usually good, and my son is a music
major) tells me that it sounds the same.
So I'll continue to use it for now. I only play in the church
"orchestra" (1 each: organ, piano, guitar, electric bass, trumpet,
trombone, and alto sax) for accompanyment to the hymns and for solos
played while we're "passing the plate".
I checked on the Fibrecane, and the local Dallas music chain
(Brook-Mayes) doesn't carry them.