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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000495.txt from 2000/07

From: "Ed & Carol Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 09:27:20 -0400

I would presume that anybody in the mouthpiece business would make
symetrical mouthpieces for sale to the general public. However, to fit
individual tastes and embousures, they would make special facings.

Yours appears to be his "Medium Open" model opened to the left side to fit
your tastes.

Ed
----- Original Message -----
From: <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)

> At 08:21 PM 07/13/2000 -0300, you wrote:
> >Don't tell The Pynes that their "M" is asymetrical. It's not suposed to
be!
> >Mine sure isn't.
> >
> >Ed Maurey
>
> I'm sorry Ed, but Jim Pyne manufactures his mouthpieces - at least a
> certain number of the pro models - with the complete intent of doing so
> with asymetrical facings. Your's might not be if it is student grade or
> one of the versions he makes that are not. But Jim Pyne will have to
> comment more thoroughly. All of mine are VERY asymetrical:
>
> 8-10
> 14-16
> 26-29
> 40-38
>
> With a 1.20 tip. And both of the ones I use, my main and my spare, are a
> matched set.
>
> Sincerely,
> Roger Garrett
>
>
> Roger Garrett
> Professor of Clarinet
> Director, Symphonic Winds
> Advisor, IWU Recording Services
> Illinois Wesleyan University
> School of Music
> Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
> (309) 556-3268
>
> A Clarinetist's Revenge is sometimes personified by the following excerpt
> from the London Daily News, circa 1926:
>
> "The saxophone is a long metal instrument bent at both ends. It is
alleged
> to be musical. As regards markings, the creature has a series of tiny
taps
> stuck upon it, apparently at random. These taps are very sensitive: when
> touched they cause the instrument to utter miserable sounds suggesting
> untold agony. Sometimes it bursts into tears. At either end there is a
> hole. People, sometimes for no reason at all, blow down the small end of
> the saxophone which then shrieks and moans."
>
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