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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001056.txt from 2000/04

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] Help...I pinched my fibers and I can't get up!!!!!!
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 19:10:46 -0400

This rounded-corner thing seems to be particularly noticeable in E flat
reeds ---- one reason to use cut-down b flat reeds.
Roger Shilcock

On Tue, 18 Apr 2000 GrabnerWG@-----.com wrote:

> Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 17:56:23 EDT
> From: GrabnerWG@-----.com
> Reply-To: klarinet@-----.org
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] Help...I pinched my fibers and I can't get up!!!!!!
>
> Whether or not this is detrimental, I don't know.
> Is the "rounded corner" a European style, Walter? >>
>
> Don't know
>
> << Also, some Vandoren reeds favor the rounded corner even though their mouthpieces tend to be well-cornered
> lending a certain incongruence between the mouthpiece curve and the reed curve.>>
>
> No comment, I cause enough trouble.
>
> << I know you make your own reeds and this is probably not a problem you run across.>>
>
> Correction. I DID make my own reeds. I don't now for two reasons: 1.) I dont have enought time to make both reeds AND mouthpieces; 2.) The people I make mouthpieces for use commercial reeds (so hopefully I can fit them better).
>
> I usually use Vandoren V12 3 1/2 or 4, and Legere's 3 3/4 (love those 3 3/4, they fit me so good)
>
> << Please comment, if so inclined,I'd
> like your thoughts on this tip curve business,>>
>
> Without running any studies or experiments, I'd say that fitting the curve of the reed tip to the mouthpiece
> tip would be optimal, but it is much less important than the width and general condition of the mouthpiece tip rail.
>
> Major improvements can be made to a mouthpiece by altering the tip rail *** just so *** about 1 mm thick, flat and even, and well smoothed off.
>
> WG
>
> When I round the tip of a mouthpiece with the BIG OLD flat file. I try to round it to the general shape of a Vandoren.
>
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