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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000361.txt from 1999/04

From: jean <jean.conti@-----.ch>
Subj: Re: [kl] Sharpening Reed Knife
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 21:04:31 -0400

I was a passive observer those last weeks....

I like really your question because my father was an oboist and adjusted always his reeds
with a knife.... But as clarinetist I find using a sandpaper it is much accurate, more
practical...., much simpler!!!!!!

Thanks for your pragmatic question, jean

Jean Conti
Archengaessli 3
CH-8304 Wallisellen

George Kidder wrote:

> I ask this in all naivety, and not wanting to start a war:
>
> As one who has never used a reed knife but routinely adjusts reeds with
> rush, can someone tell me the advantages of the reed knife over
> rush/sandpaper in the adjustment of commercial reeds. (Not in making reeds
> de novo, where a knife would seem to be required.) It soulds as if it
> would be much more difficult with a knife.
>
> Thanks
>
> George
>
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