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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001013.txt from 1999/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reed Care
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 00:29:30 -0400

At 03:39 PM 4/22/99 GMT, Robert Reyes wrote:
>What and how is the best way to show young players how to upkeep and
>maintain there reed in good working order without them smelling bad,
>looking bad, and screwing up the mouthpiece. Last monday when I was
>working with a local youth band, I saw something that would would
>make your stomach turn, the front part was a little dirty and brown
>looking. This is the scary part, the other side was not only just as
>dirty but had this brown goo on it. Brown Goo! I could only imagine
>what someone would have to do for there reed to look like that. So
>I will ask the question again, What must one do to get the point of
>proper reed care across. this is a true story.
That's what happens when you leave the reed on the mouthpiece for weeks or
more at a time. We see things like that come into the shop all the time.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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