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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000747.txt from 1997/12

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: patches
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 06:15:06 -0500

At 11:14 PM 12/14/97 -0700, Shouryu wrote:
>Um...Do mouthpiece patches really alter tone? I never noticed a
>difference after attaching mine...then again, I don't even know what I'm
>doing 'right' half the time...But seriously, can patches affect your
>sound negatively? Are there any particular brand I should steer clear of?
I've been reading this list long enough to conclude that there are people
who believe that ANYTHING can affect tone, including what clothing you are
wearing and the wattage of your music stand light! I think the most
significant difference patches could possibly make would be a slight
reduction of bone conducted sound getting to the player's ear. To me, they
are worth it. I prefer the clear vinyl ones (Bay, Runyon, Yamaha, etc.)
but it is up to you.

Bill Hausmann
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Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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