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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000257.txt from 1996/01

From: Floyd Williams <f.williams@-----.AU>
Subj: Re: Oliveri Reeds
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 03:29:18 -0500

Steve,if there is such a thing as a reed which tends to squeak for some
players and not for others, the Oliveri is it. I played them for a while
years ago when I was trying to wean myself off Vandorens, and some would
squeak and no amount of balancing would make that reed reliable. Other
people, like my friend,doug Cornelsen of the Detroit Symphony, played them
without any problem.

>I have been told on numerous occasions that Oliveri reeds were great reeds.
>So I decided to try a box. I usually use a V12 #4 reed. Anyways I seem to
>get a lot of chirping with the Oliveri reeds. When I go back to the V12
>the chirping stops. Any suggstions as to why this is happening?
>BTW : I was using #4 Olivieri.
Floyd Williams
Queensland Conservatorium of Music

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