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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000070.txt from 1997/09

Subj: Re: ass clarinet reeds
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 11:33:27 -0400

Dan.....You mentioned using tenor sax reeds on the bass. What brand,
strength, etc?

At one time, several centuries ago it seems now, I used tenor sax reeds with
good effect. I tried LaVoz, VanDoren, and Oliveri. The Oliveri tenor reeds
were VERY good for awhile. This was in the mid-70's, but then it seemed like
the quality fell WAY down.

Just for information....I now use a Borbeck mouthpiece, with a Rovner
ligature, and Vandorens. In my opinon, the Vandorens are only so-so, but I'm
not playing bass enough right now to bother doing a lot of experimentation. I
only got the Rovner recently...but I am really excited about how it opened up
the sound generally and took away the "fuzziness" of the throat Bb.

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