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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001057.txt from 1999/01

Subj: Re: [kl] Fast reed-dampening techniques?
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 10:42:22 -0500

In a message dated 1/20/99 4:15:09 AM, writes:

<< Find one of those old mouthpiece caps with one large hole on the top. Put a
piece of sponge in the hole, so it just barely touches the tip of the reed.
When leaving the instrument for any length of time, dip the sponge into
water. This should keep the reed moist at all times. >>

Just for the record, this is the method Robert Marcellus always used.

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