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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000232.txt from 2002/02

From: GrabnerWG@-----.com
Subj: Re: [kl] Handmade reeds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 00:21:35 -0500

When I used to make reeds a few years ago from Steuer
blanks, the reeds seemed to last 4-6 weeks. Does this seem to be a cane problem, or could it be that I'm doing something to cause this? I suspect it's me.>>

Chris, I know you too well to think that you're not seasoning and curing the blanks for about a week before you make the reed.

If you're curing the cane adequately, it has to be cane that's just too mushy.

Seems like there's a lot of that around lately.

Walter

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