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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001031.txt from 2000/04

From: GrabnerWG@-----.com
Subj: Re: [kl] sanding tip
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 22:00:47 -0400

In a message dated 4/22/00 12:09:05 PM Central Daylight Time,
agalper@-----.com writes:

<< It's straight across the tip. I hold the reed between the thumb and the
forefinger, then run the sandpaper along the arc. I actually do it
twice, I turn the reed around and start from the tip again. >>

I want to make sure I have been clear on this as we seem to be discussing two
different techniques.

To ADD resistance, as a substitute for clipping, I do exactly what Abe does
above. Drawing the sandpaper ACROSS the edge of the reed, sandpaper
perpendicular to the reed.

To TAKE AWAY resistance, I sand the tip of the reed reed, holding it on a
flat piece of glass. I sand back and forth across the tip of the reed, to
about 1 to 2 mm back from the tip.

Read "tip" as the final portion of the vamp of the reed, a 1 to 2 mm
semicircle which is the thinnest and most delicate part of the reed.

Read "edge" as the SAME area help upright, and viewed similarily to the edge
of a blade.

I hope this helps. In this case a pictire is worth a thousand e-mails.

Walter Grabner
www.clarinetxpress.com

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