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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000209.txt from 1996/04

From: Mike Cavin <mikec@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: ligatures
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 20:01:49 -0400

Try roughing up the inside of the ligature a bit with some sandpaper.
Sometimes the playing process makes the inside too slick to grip the
mouthpiece. I would NOT suggest you rough the mouthpiece, as this is far
too valuable to be scratching on. Mike Cavin

On Sat, 6 Apr 1996, Gary Van Cott wrote:

> Since we are on the subject, let me ask another question. I am using
> a reverse Bonade on a recently acquired Vandoren mouthpiece. The
> problem I have is that the ligature tends to slip up toward the tip
> of the mouthpiece.
> I would hate to rough up either the outside of the mouthpiece or the
> inside of the ligature. However, something needs to be done to give
> it more grip. What are the recommended solutions?
> Gary Van Cott
> Las Vegas, NV

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