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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000737.txt from 1999/06

From: "Mr. Sheim" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] RE: klarinet Digest 24 Jun 1999 20:15:00 -0000 Issue
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 20:03:17 -0400

At 06:58 PM 6/24/99 -0500, you wrote:
>At 06:14 PM 6/24/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>Well this is just swell.
>>It's bad enough worrying about my clarinet getting blown out, now I have to
>>worry about my mouthpiece facing wearing out.
>>I think I'll buy a bugle. A nice durable mouthpiece and no moving parts.
>If you take care of your mouthpiece, it will last many, many years. My
>Pyne S13 (purchased from Shifrin in 1980 and made long before that) is
>still great - although I don't play on it anymore. My Kaspar (C. 1955) is
>still as good as the day it was purchased - although I don't play on it
>I don't think you need to be alarmed that the facing will change on you.
>Roger Garrett
>Professor of Clarinet
>Director, Concert Band/Symphonic Winds/Titan Band
>Advisor, Recording Studio
>Illinois Wesleyan University
>Office: (309) 556-3268
>Fax: (309) 556-3411

Not to be impolite, but if you don't use them, there are no stresses that
would warp them, are there? Would mouthpieces used DAILY survive so long?
On another thread, I think my bottom front teeth are being slowly pushed
back. It is just becoming noticable to me and I am becoming quite scared
that this will end my 40 years of clarinet playing.

Fred (

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