Klarinet Archive - Posting 000882.txt from 1998/03
From: Josh-Boy <joshcole@-----.Edu>
Subj: Re: Another note on Chedeville Revamps...
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:45:10 -0500
On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Shouryu Nohe wrote:
> [SNIP] [Yay SNIP!!!]
> My roommate (Josh Coleman) recently got hooked on the GE as well (he's
> using the one I had used before buying my own). He mentioned to me a
> month back or so that he seems to get a better sound with a softer reed.
> Not a full half strength as I did, but enough that he would have to sand
> his V12s a great deal (I think more cane ended up as dust in our trashcan
> than what stayed on the reed. ^_^ ). He had switched from a Vandie B45 or
> 5RVLyre (don't recall exactly).
I switched from a 5RV Lyre. Great mpc for $56.00 + S&H (Of course, that
was back in the old days -- 1995 or so... ;-) ).
> It was this way for both of us - that's where I draw my conclusions.
> Maybe he had different results with all of the other mpieces Dr. Borchert
> handed him, but our experience with the Gennusa is the same.
Actually, our experiences _were_ the same. Upon trying out the mpcs Dr.
Borchert allowed me to try out, I discovered that my regular reed only
worked WELL enough on the Clark Fobes. I had been using V12
strength 4 1/2 reeds before trying out the mpcs, and I found that to be
too hard. Of course, now that we're headed for San Antonio, my 4's will
become 1 1/2's... so I guess I should dig out those last few 4 1/2's I
never used... or I could steal Shouryu's... err, um, pilfer... hmm,
purchase them from him... yeah, that's it...
Joshua M. Coleman
(Under construction always because I have NO TIME to do anything with it!)
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