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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001012.txt from 1997/12

From: "David S. Naden" <>
Subj: Re: New Eddie Daniels Rovner
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 06:30:12 -0500

Thank you for the elaboration. It clarifies your view about the Rovners. I
do agree that obtaining a "consistent" sound using a Rovner can be difficult,
but from my experience, it has to do with placement of the ligature. I have
found that the slightest adjustment of a Rovner can affect the sound--good or

At one time, I also used the Bonade ligature, and it is an excellent choice
for many players. My main reason for switching to the Rovner was that I found
that Bonade ligatures would eventually fatigue, and crack at the screws.
Maybe I was overtightening the screws, but I wanted a ligature that would
last, and the Rovner met that requirement.

David S. Naden, Graduate Student
Cal State University Los Angeles

J. Shouryu Nohe wrote:

> > Expressing an opinion to not use a product is okay, but why??? Please
> > elaborate, as it would be most helpful to the entire list.
> Ah, Sorry about that David. Well my experience is that I (just me) can't
> seem to get a nearly as consistant sound from the Rovners as I could from
> the Bonade. With the low clarinets, I heard absolutely no change in tone
> quality from the stock lig...but that's because on the bass, I have a
> perfect tone--
> *falls out of chair laughing*
> --but I really don't get much out of the Rovners in general. Even on sax,
> and Rovners (or some similar brand) seem to be the choice of our sax prof.
> here. But like you mentioned earlier, it's every person and how they
> play. Me, I play Bonades well. For eeryone else...well they probably
> play better on a stock than I do on a Bonade. ^_^
> Shouryu

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