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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000878.txt from 1997/09

From: "Robert S. Spring" <>
Subj: Re: Zonda
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 20:44:14 -0400

I visited the Zonda factory this past summer, and had a wonderful
traditional Argentinian Bar-B -Que at the the cane plantation. I was given
a large number of samples to bring back for my students to try.

I have been making my own reeds for 11 years, and will probably continue to
do this. However, for my students, this reed has proven to be the most
consistant of any I have seen! In the factory.... really just a small
shop, anyone along the line can throw away a reed or a piece of cane that
they feel does not match their standanrds.... and they do! I came away
with a new respect for this company. They really have my highest
recommendation! I do not want to make this post too long, but I will say
that I find the RTF (ready to finish) reeds a great concept! My more
advanced students are getting great results from these.


Dr. Robert S. Spring, Professor of Music (Clarinet)
School of Music
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0405
President-elect - International Clarinet Association
Office - 602/965-4306, FAX - 602-965-2659, Home - 602/345-8013

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