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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000468.txt from 2000/07

From: "Tony Wakefield" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 05:14:35 -0400

Ed & Carol,
How can you advise that this method makes reeds <weaker>, then say that
they become stiffer? Surely this is a contradiction?
Tony W.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ed & Carol Maurey <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)

> There is a very good way to adjust Legere reeds downward [make them
> I have had comprehensive, face to face, discussions with Guy on this very>
> Dip the tip of the reed into boiling water one half inch for ONE second.

> This will weaken the reed about one quarter strength. Use your metronome
> set at 60 to control your dip time. The effect is instantaneous and
> permanent! The next day the reed will be very slightly stiffer. Guy
> me that he would likely be recomending this procedure at this Clarinet
> in Oklahoma.

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