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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000713.txt from 2000/04

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Reed Trimmers: fact or ?
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 11:06:24 -0400

--- Don Longacre <> wrote:

> >Ah, the folklore.>

> You got that right, Neil. I used to keep a silver dollar in my tenor sax case.
> Its curve is the same as a tenor reed. By laying a soft reed on the coin with
> just a wee bit of tip hanging over, I could burn back the reed in lieu of a reed
> trimmer. The burn stopped at the edge of the coin. Worked like a charm.

I'd totally forgotten about that little trick. Haven't heard anybody
mention it in years.

-- Neil

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