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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000728.txt from 2000/04

From: George Kidder <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Reed Trimmers: fact or ?
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 08:27:03 -0400

Exactly my observation, for what its worth. I used the thing for many
years before I found out what was wrong.


At 04:31 PM 04/17/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Years ago, my teacher in college said that when using a reed trimmer, you
>must make sure that the cutter goes through the stationary part. My Cordier
>did not do that, so he took it apart and pushed it through a number of times
>until the moving part went through. It gets a smoother cut because it
>actually cuts the reed instead of squeezing the tip off. I have seen a lot
>of reed trimmers that don't push through. You have to force it at first
>until it goes through, but it does trim better. That is my 2 cents.
>James Marioneaux
>Baytown (TX) Symphony Orchestra
>Clarinet Instructor- Lee College, Baytown, TX
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