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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000326.txt from 2000/04

From: Shouryu Nohe <>
Subj: Re: [kl] there is one born every minute
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 21:31:22 -0400

On Fri, 7 Apr 2000, Topper wrote:

> I remember buying VanDoren Tenor Sax and Bass Clarinet reeds in NYC for a
> discounted $7. per box of 10 and out of 100 reeds or 10 boxes I'd get about
> 15 - 20 really good reeds which included the good-hearted obnes that had a
> good grain were able to adjust to play well, and out of that there were
> perhaps 3 to 5 superb reeds. Does anyone experience this from time to time? had some really bad luck. Either that, or you don't prepare
your reeds, which I do. I typically get at least 8 out of every box of
ten to work, but with some preparation, especially on larger reeds, since
their backs are more likely to warp.

(PS - for all you members who privately asked...a LONG time ago...I will
finally be putting pictures up on my reed preparation page. I'll keep you
all won't take long, now that I have a webcam.)

J. Shouryu Nohe
Professor of SCSM102, New Mexico State Univ.
"I don't know, and I don't have an opinion." - Jet Black

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