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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000150.txt from 1996/04

From: thehat@-----.ORG
Subj: Re: ligatures
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 1996 16:42:10 -0500

In a message dated 04-06-96 INTERNET: mccmis=ACCESSNV wrote to ** ALL **:
Im> Since we are on the subject, let me ask another question. I am using
Im> a reverse Bonade on a recently acquired Vandoren mouthpiece. The
Im> problem I have is that the ligature tends to slip up toward the tip
Im> of the mouthpiece.

Im> I would hate to rough up either the outside of the mouthpiece or the
Im> inside of the ligature. However, something needs to be done to give
Im> it more grip. What are the recommended solutions?

I suggest either putting a mouthpiece patch or some electrical tape on the
top of the mouthpiece, where the ligature makes contact. This may change the
sound of the mouthpiece slightly, you'll have to experiment. The other
solution is to change ligatures. It is possible a different inverted Bonade
will not do this.

By the way, I tried a BG ligature the other day which has an metal insert
similar to the Bonade which contacts the bark of the reed. I liked it very
much and plan to buy one and try it long term. Just for you interested folks.

David Hattner
clarinetist-at-large, NYC
-> Alice4Mac 2.4.4 E QWK Eval:04Feb96
Origin: Hat's Nut House

   
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