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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000520.txt from 2000/07

From: "dikarius" <dikarius@-----.com>
Subj: [kl] symmetric vs. asymmetric was: [kl] Reeds (Legere)
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 12:41:25 -0400

It is my understanding that an asymmetric facing on a Pyne mouthpieces is
indicated by an asterisk (*) after the facing name (so an OM* has an
asymmetric facing).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed & Carol Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)

> I recently tested three Pyne M's. They were their three standard facings.
> They were all symetrical. Go figure.
>
> Ed Maurey
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <rgarrett@-----.edu>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 6:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)
>
>
> > At 10:27 AM 7/14/2000 -0300, you wrote:
> > >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
> >
> > I'm sorry Ed, but Jim didn't make my mouthpiece for me. I selected them
> > out of approxiamtely 20 mouthpieces at Clarinet Fest in Arizona several
> > years back. He made no adjustments on mine.
> >
> > David Shifrin's was also asymetrical (Pyne). Richard Hawkins told me
that
> > Pyne's decision to do this was based on his research. I can't speak for
> > Jim Pyne - just what others have told me. Every Pyne I have measured
has
> > been asymetrical.
> >
> > Regarding the first assumption/presumption - not all people in the
> > mouthpiece business make asymetrical mouthpieces as a general rule.
> >
> > Again, I urge you to visit with Jim Pyne personally before making any
> > absolute statements about his mouthpieces.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Roger Garrett
> >
> >
> > Roger Garrett
> > Professor of Clarinet
> > Director, Symphonic Winds
> > Head, Recording Studio
> > Illinois Wesleyan University
> > School of Music
> > Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
> > (309) 556-3268
> >
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