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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000200.txt from 2001/02

From: "Nicholas Schoeb" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reeds
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 02:39:51 -0500

Vandoren blackmaster reeds are very good. I have been using them for
sometime now and haven't had a huge problem with them. Most of my reeds are
worked on a reed machine, copied from a model that works exceptionally well.
But even blackmaster reeds out of the box unworked are fine if you shave a
little off the left side with a reed knife. Also, the rico grand concert
select thick blank work similar to a v12 but a little different. I am now
starting to learn to make reeds from scratch and look forward to producing a
consistent reed. Not that I am knocking vandorens, but I haven't found any
commercial reed that I truly like(the closest I have found is the

>From: Joon Huh <>
>Subject: [kl] Reeds
>Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 18:27:03 -0500 (EST)
>I’ve been playing on Vandoren Traditional Reed strength 4 for about a year
>now, and I think it’s about time I try out new reeds.
>Do you have any suggestions? I’ve tried (and probably more, but can’t
>remember at the moment) the following before:
>Grand Concert
>La Voz
>Rico Royal
>Vandoren V-12
>Vandoren Traditional
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