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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001067.txt from 2001/02

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Warped reeds
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 12:46:42 -0500

--- Anne Lenoir <> wrote:

> Donna, I developed a habit of wetting a reed, then placing the tip on
> the flat surface of the mouthpiece and rubbing it with my left thumb for
> about 10 seconds before putting the reed and ligature on the mouthpiece.
> This flattens out the reed and the warps. It usually works for me. I
> can't remember where I learned it. ANNIE

Do you suppose this repeated rubbing/flattening of the reed against the
mouthpiece, in the same small place on the table, over & over again over
time, might alter the mouthpiece negatively?

-- N

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