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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000973.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Reeds
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:44:39 -0500

On Tue, 23 Dec 1997, Antoine T Clark wrote:

> I am only a sophomore in college. Dr Charles West is my instructor and he
> taught me how to make reeds. If you know what you are doing then it takes
> about 10 to 15 min to make a decent reed.

I am curious if you take the time to cure the blanks after you make them?
Or, do you not make them? If you buy blanks only, do you cure the blanks?
If not, why not? This is what makes reeds hand-made from blanks so good
and last so long. This is a five day cheating!

Roger Garrett

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