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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000829.txt from 1998/04

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: couple questions
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 08:51:48 -0400

On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, C E Field wrote:
> I, too, use inverted ligatures and LOVE them. It sounds as if your mouthpiece
> is inordinately narrow. You might try using a reed with a thicker "vamp" (I
> think that's the word for the lower part that secures against the mouthpiece.
> The Vandoren V12s are thicker and some hand-made reeds are also thicker in
> that area.

Actually, the vamp is the cut portion of the reed directly above the bark
you describe.

Roger Garrett

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