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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000274.txt from 1996/01

From: "Lorne G. Buick" <mcheramy@-----.CA>
Subj: Re: Oliveri Reeds
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 10:46:12 -0500

>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.

I had this problem for a while when I was using Olivieri reeds long ago.
Sometimes I was able to correct it by taking a bit of wood off the center
or heart of the reed, where most books say you should never touch with the
knife. Eventually I found other brands that played better with less work
(in my particular setup). So my theory is that they chirp because the cut
is too thick in the middle in relation to the thin rails and tip.

LGB Lorne G Buick Draft III Music Wind Music
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