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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001397.txt from 1999/01

From: TOM RIDENOUR <klarinet@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] RE:Mouthpieces
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 10:46:05 -0500

>I have been playing on Hite mouthpieces for 15 years. I have one for my Eb,
>Bb and A clarinets. They are all R-13s with Rovner ligatures and regular
>Vandoren 3.5 or 4 reeds. They have everything I have asked of them. I have
>just purchased new clarinets from Patricola and will be having mouthpieces
>made for the Bb and A instruments by Gregory Smith. The only real reason
>for this change is that the clarinets are rosewood and I would like the
>mouthpieces to match the instruments. Some might think this is a stupid
>reason for changing mouthpieces. If I could get rosewood mouthpieces from
>Hite, I would have my Hites duplicated. I played the Smith mouthpieces in
>Columbus last summer and I feel this is the best choice for these new
>instruments. I will, however, continue to use the Hite on my new Eb
>clarinet, since Mr. Smith does not make the wood mouthpiece for Eb clarinet.
>
>Nancy
>
DearNancy,
To get a little better idea of mouthpieces in general, and what each part
of the mouthpiece contributes to the things you hear and feel when you play
you may want to check out the articles "Understanding Clarinet Mouthpiece
Interiors" and "Understanding mouthpiece facings".
If you digest this information well it will help you choose the right style
of mouthpiece for your particular needs.
tom
http://home1.gte.net/klarinet/ Ridenour Clarinet PRoducts web site.
When you get there find the menu at the bottom of the page and click on
articles.

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