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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000985.txt from 1997/12

From: Piotr Michalowski <piotrm@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: klarinet-digest V1 #528
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:44:51 -0500

>
>
> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 15:19:38 -0700 (MST)
> From: "J. Shouryu Nohe" <jnohe@-----.edu>
> Subject: Re: New Eddie Daniels Rovner
>
> > I play classical, but I have heard some great things about it. I
> normally do
> > not like Rovners, but in this case maybe there's an exception.
> Opinions?
>
> My advice is definitely to try before you buy. Im very wary abou
> buying
> special names now...I recently bought a Meyer mouthpice for my sax.
> It
> had the name Ritchie Cole on it, and I paid an extra seven bucks for
> that
> name. However, it is no different than their normal 5M model, except
> for
> the name. So this lig may be different. It may not. It may just be
> a
> Mark III with a name on it.

Just as a matter of clarification. The new Meyers are quite different
from the older models and the Cole version is not simply the same
mouthpiece with his name on it. In theory, at least, it is a copy of
his own NY Meyer. Why they cannot simply try to reproduce their own
older product without putting his name on it is a mystery to me, as I am
not a marketing type, but that is the gist of it, at least as far as I
understand it. I play an odl NY Meyer on alto and to me it is very
different than the standard modern variety. I don't know if they make
clarinet moputhpieces any more, but I have a NY Meyer clarinet mouthiece
and it is very nice.

   
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