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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000462.txt from 1999/06

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cordier Reed Clippers
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 09:45:42 -0400

On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, David B. Niethamer wrote:
> Cordier (and the others like it) get dull very fast, and crush the reed
> fibers as they clip them, affecting the sound of the reed.


I have been using the same Cordier for the last 18 years and have never
had a problem - and that includes 5 years of making reeds from blanks!
Still, I am interested in your view of the Vandoren clipper - is the shape
different than the Cordier? Have you ever had to change the blade?
Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director - Concert Band, Symphonic Winds & Titan Band
Advisor - Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University

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