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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000774.txt from 2000/04

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Stuff that drives me nuts...........
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 22:45:38 -0400

--- Audrey Travis <> wrote:

> wrote:

> > Whenever I clip a reed, I test the flexibility of the tip, which must extend
> > back evenly across the reed for one to two millineters in order to make a
> > good sound.
> >

> Walter, the rest of your post I understood, but as a beginner, I'm unclear about
> the statement above. What do you mean "the tip must extend back evenly across
> the reed"? I'm sure the pros on the list understand this, but could you please
> give me a longer explanation of exactly what I would need to do to test this?

It's a matter of semantics. I'm pretty sure Walter was referring to the
*flexibility* of the tip of the reed, not just the tip of the reed itself.
Re-read his statement with this interpretation in mind.

-- Neil

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