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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000966.txt from 1997/12

From: Nicholas Yuk Sing Yip <>
Subj: Re: Reeds
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:44:32 -0500

60 reeds for $40? I would like to know where you could find that? I
assume that is from making your own reeds. On Tue, 23 Dec 1997, Antoine T
Clark wrote:

> I consider it a hassle to buy reeds because you don't know what you are
> getting in the box. Some have written about pre-selecting the reeds and
> buying what they like the most. I like to make my own reeds and I find
> better results in making them. I know you can work on store bought reeds,
> but it makes more since to me for someone just to buy reed blanks and
> start from scratch. Besides a box Vandoren cost about $20 from a local
> music store and from a catalog about 12 to 15 dollars. I find it much
> cheaper to buy about 60 reeds for about $40. In a store $40 only can get
> you about 20 reeds and half of them don't work.
> *********************
> Virginia Commonwealth
> Univ.

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