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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000078.txt from 1996/01

From: Teri Herel <Herelt@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: corks & pads
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 13:01:21 -0500

In a message dated 96-01-03 08:26:24 EST, mdmoors@-----.US
(Michael D Moors - Alpena) writes:

> My upper joint is all corked also, it is a fairly
>common practice and isn't stuffy at all. If the horn seals it doesn't
>matter if you have they cheapest bladder pads on it.

I disagree, Mike

I find playing on a corked upper joint is too percussive: The pads seem to
cover the holes too quickly making the response too abrupt. I like the more
squishy response time of regular pads, it seems to soften the note response
eeeeverrr so slightly. Teri

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