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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000796.txt from 2000/04

Subj: Re: [kl] Pinched Reed Fibres (was "Stuff that drives me nuts....")
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 09:30:53 -0400

In a message dated 4/18/00 10:30:44 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

<< However, if the cutting edge was blunt, then
consequential deformation may be permanent and unresponsive to moistening.
Whether one could then argue that such deformation perceptibly diminishes
the reed performance is beyond my knowledge, and for others to answer. >>

Good point....and thanks for the research!

If your reed clipper is dull, blunt, rusty, etc, and it actually DOES damage
your reeds, by all means DONT clip them.

But dont ban the practise because a tool needs repair or replacement.

Otherwise, after the first flint knife lost its edge the caveman said "OK
dear, you have to gnaw the hide off the buffalos again, I KNEW these knife
thingys wouldn't last.....""


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