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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000015.txt from 2000/09

Subj: Re: [kl] Storage Solution - reed on mouthpiece
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 18:40:18 -0400

In a message dated 9/1/00 7:02:38 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

<< Gary Truesdail wrote:
"The continuous pressure from the ligature would compress the bottom fibers
the reed leaving an imprint of the mtpc opening. this causes the reed to be
closer to everything below it on the mtpc and causing awful things to happen
the tone, response and resistance.. How can you guys get away with this and
have any negative effects."
Gary, what makes you think awful things happen to a reed, even if it does
have impressions from the mouthpiece. This only means to me that the reed has
fitted itself to the lay of the mouthpiece.

It's an old reed makers trick to leave the reed on the mouthpiece overnight
before final finishing.

I often leave a reed on the mouthpiece overnight (after wiping out the
mouthpiece with a silk cloth, and drying the reed by hand). It's simply the
best place for it.

I doubt if you will find any sort of yucky "build-up" in any of my
mouthpieces, or in Tom Ski's, etc. This kind of buildup is heard immediately
as detrimental to the tone.

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