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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000603.txt from 2000/09

From: "Dee D. Hays" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Dry reed problem solved
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 18:04:14 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Bush" <>
Subject: [kl] Dry reed problem solved

> ... I think I've solved the problem, though. On my bass clarinet, the
> mouthpiece cap won't go fully on over the Oleg ligature I'm using,
> leaving a fairly large open window where the cap slots around the screw
> area. I taped over this opening. Secondly, I stuffed a wad of toilet
> paper into the end of the cap and soaked it with water. Bass clarinet
> reed stayed humidified and ready to go all night long last night.
> On clarinet, I'm using a plastic cap, Vito variety, that has a fairly
> large triangular hole cut into the end of it, allowing quite a bit of
> breathing. While this cap fully goes on and there is less space between
> the tip end of the mouthpiece and the end of the cap, I'm going to add a
> small wad of wet toilet paper to it tonight. I'm confident this will
> work as well for the soprano.

Done this for Eb soprano and Bb soprano both. After trying this however, I
cut a small piece of sponge to fit. It stays in the cap better and is easy
to dampen.

Dee Hays

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