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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000105.txt from 1997/12

From: "J. Shouryu Nohe" <>
Subj: Re: Reed cases
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 13:57:44 -0500

> Another consideration for warping is that many people sand the backs of
> the reed flat, and then they use a hollow table mouthpiece other than a
> flat table mouthpiece. Many of the commercially produced mouthpieces do
> not have perfectly flat tables....instead, there is a very tiny concave
> quality to the table....allowing for warped reeds. Unfortunately, for
> many flat reeds, this is an air pocket allowing for drying from the
> underside....especially the older reeds.

Hmm...I don't like the sound of that. Iwas completely unaware of this...
Do you know of Gennusa mouthpieces have a flat table or a hollow one?


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