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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000472.txt from 2000/07

From: Joe Fasel <jhf@-----.gov>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 10:11:20 -0400

Thanks for the tip. Now, I wonder if I have to make some adjustment
for the lower boiling point of water at this altitude...

Cheers,
--Joe

Joseph H. Fasel, Ph.D. email: jhf@-----.gov
Technology Modeling and Analysis phone: +1 505 667 7158
University of California fax: +1 505 667 2960
Los Alamos National Laboratory postal: TSA-7 MS F609
Los Alamos, NM 87545

| There is a very good way to adjust Legere reeds downward [make them weaker].
| I have had comprehensive, face to face, discussions with Guy on this very
| subject.
|
| 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 told
| me that he would likely be recomending this procedure at this Clarinet Fest
| in Oklahoma.
|
| Don't mess around with knives. Why chance messing up Legere's magnificent
| job of machining. These reeds are really BALANCED. If they seem out of
| balance your mouthpiece is probably to blame.
|
| Ed Maurey

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