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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001036.txt from 1999/01

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Fast reed-dampening techniques?
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 04:01:13 -0500

At 02:33 PM 1/19/99 -0800, Dave Florence wrote:
>At gigs where sax is my main instrument, and clarinet the infrequent double,
>I don't have time to take the clarinet reed off and soak it,
>
>.... and have had some squeaky starts.
>
>Saliva licked onto the reed while still on the mouthpiece isn't enough.
>
>I've thought about wrapping a damp cloth around the mouthpiece (
>turban-style)
>instead of a reedcap, but never tried it yet.
>
>Any suggestions on how to overcome the problem?
>
Synthetic reeds are perfect for this situation. I'd avoid the Bari, but
Fibracells aren't bad. They don't need to be wet at all. I keep
mouthpieces with Fibracells on them handy for demonstrations and testing
after quicky repairs to instruments. They are available in multiple
strengths, too.

Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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