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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000439.txt from 2000/04

From: Karel Vahala <vahalakv@-----.au>
Subj: Re: [kl] Adjusting reeds
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 01:24:23 -0400

Tony,
Can you describe how you do the splitting - do you produce two thinner
adjacent wafers, or do you make "cuts" across the width of the reed?

Thanks, Karel.

Tony Pay wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Apr 2000 20:57:18 -0400, kkrelove@-----.com said:
>
> > > Oh, one other thing: you can *split* the reed, once or more times,
> > > at the tip, down about half a centimetre or so. I tried this about
> > > 10 years ago for a few months, but find that I use it relatively
> > > rarely now. (There used to be a gadget that did it for you.) It
> > > can help with some reeds.
> > >
> >
> > What does this do to the sound or the response?
>
> It made them, er, *better*:-)
>
> Tony
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