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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000569.txt from 1997/09

From: deerich@-----.net
Subj: Re: mouthpieces (yes, I said it)
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 22:31:56 -0400

> >I am seriously considering buying a new Buffet R-13. I am a sophomore in
> >high school. Anyway, I have a Rovner ligature and use Vandoren V-12 reeds
> >or Grand Concert reeds. I have a $20 plastic mouthpiece and a B-45
> >mouthpiece. I like the plastic one better. I find that the B-45 has a
> >sort of stuffy sound that I don't like. Has anyone had a similar
> >experience?

Possibly this comes from the fact that you are not accustomed to the
B-45. It probably has a significantly different lay and tip opening.
When I first got mine, I found that I needed to use better breath
support. Once I did that I got a marvelously better tone than I had
from my old mouthpiece. You may also need to use a different reed
strength than your plastic one takes due to this different lay and tip
opening.

Dee Hays
Canton, SD
deerich@-----.net

   
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