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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001307.txt from 2000/04

From: Karel Vahala <vahalakv@-----.au>
Subj: Re: [kl] Mouthpieces
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 21:15:14 -0400

Rachael,
Hite Premiere is agood, inexpensive beginner mouthpiece.

Karel.

Rachael wrote:

> I just received a PolyCrystal mouthpiece from Pyne/Clarion. It works
> best with a 3-3.5 . I tested it with LaVoz MedHard, and also the Buffet
> Prestiege 3. Both work well, and give a clear dark tone. Other
> strengths such as LaVoz medium blow much harder, and the tone is ok, I'm
> afraid that the softer reeds will wear out faster, but the harder reeds
> work better. I have not tried multiphonics yet, as I usually use softer
> reeds for that. The price of the mouthpiece is good, $32.50. And it
> looks like crystal, but without the weight. I have to put a mouthpiece
> cushion, that softens the vibrations on the teeth. A transparent one
> wouldn't detract from the clear look, like my BG pad does. But, right
> now, I love the sound! I played a concert this week on it, and I was
> really happy with the response of the mouthpiece.
> For my students, though, I was really looking for a mouthpiece that I
> could use for a real beginner, in a similar price range, only playing
> for about 6 months, and this is better for a more accomplished player.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions about what could be a good mouthpiece
> at a good price?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rachael Orbach
> davidor@-----.il
>
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