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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000584.txt from 1997/12

From: Birch <>
Subj: Re: Reed Physics
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:42:57 -0500

I find plastic reeds handy when doing a show where I'm playing more than
one instrument. I can leave my clarinet on its stand for twenty
minutes, then pick it up and play it within a couple of seconds without
worrying about a dry reed.

As for tone, though, they can't compare to cane. The plasticover reeds
I find work okay, but they have plasticy fakish overtones that taste
yucky. They just don't cut it for a slow pretty passage.

Besides, are you truely playing clarinet if you don't have to constantly
worry about your supply of good reeds?


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