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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000477.txt from 1997/12

From: jensmore@-----.net (Moren, Jennifer)
Subj: Re: Reed cases
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 16:57:19 -0500

I used a scrape from the back of one of my reeds (in college) to grow a
bacteria sample for biology class. I grew seven different kinds of
bacteria and three different kinds of mold off of one reed!

Happy cleaning...

Jennifer

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> From: Jack Kissinger <kissingerjn@-----.edu>
> To: klarinet@-----.us
> Subject: Re: Reed cases
> Date: Friday, December 05, 1997 11:29 AM
>
> The little black circles of mold that develop on the backs of your reeds
> if you forget to clean reedguards out with bleach every month or so do
> not seem to degrade the reeds' sound either. Come to think of it
> though, my 10-year old daughter (who also uses a reedguard) needs a
> project for her science fair. Maybe we can try to concoct a double
> blind test. (Yecch ;^) ).
>
> Jack Kissinger
> St. Louis
> (Who has never noticed significant warpage on his clarinet reeds stored
> in a reedguard.)
>
>
> Roger Garrett wrote:
> >
> > Bill points out the same question I was pondering......I never noticed
> > sound degradation either. Um......how does one know if it is the dent
or
> > not? Take a good reed - play on it, determine it is great, then dent
it
> > and check it again???
> >
> > RG
> >
> > On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Bill Hausmann wrote:
> >
> > > At 08:23 AM 12/4/97 PST, Jeff Chan wrote:
> > > > My problem with Reedguards is the dent that they leave on the
heart of
> > > > the reed, and the resulting sound degradation. I have been
using a
> > > > Harrison case for many years now, and my reeds seem to
appreciate it.
> > > >
> > > Yes, they will cause a dent if you jam the reeds in too firmly, but
can you
> > > document the "resulting sound degradation?"
> > >
> > >

> > > Bill Hausmann
bhausman@-----.com

   
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