Klarinet Archive - Posting 000130.txt from 1996/01
From: Michael D Moors - Alpena <mdmoors@-----.US>
Subj: Re: corks & pads
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 1996 17:21:44 -0500
Do you Mike Balter, Payson or Ludwig pads?
Thanks for letting us in on your money making scheme!!
On Sat, 6 Jan 1996, Laurence Liberson wrote:
> >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
> Well, I have cork pads on *all* my upper joints -- and even a couple of cork
> pads on my lower joints...but, it's strictly a financial consideration for
> me, as I get a doubling fee (as per our collective bargaining agreement) for
> playing a percussion instrument, since my personal contract says "Assistant
> principal clarinet, E-flat clarinet and Clarinet" and nothing else! The
> other clarinetists in the section have seen me grow wealthy beyond belief
> through no other reason than having cork pads on my clarinets and are
> quickly following suit. After all, there *is* life beyond the orchestra!
> (It's not true, however, that members of the percussion section have been
> seen working on reeds in their spare time!)
> Larry Liberson
> Detroit Symphony Orchestra