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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000135.txt from 2002/05

From: Gary Van Cott <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Mouthpiece help...
Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 19:56:24 -0400

Nilo Hovey: Selmer Band Instrument Company -- Distinguished Conductor at
Butler University and Education Director at Selmer, Inc. Past President of
the American Bandmasters Association.

He wrote methods for band.

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At 01:48 PM 5/5/02, you wrote:
>Hi all!
>I'm new to this list. I'm a professional folk musician, and I just taken
>up the clarinet in the past few months. I have a Selmer Signet 100,
>which I seem to get on well with, it's got a nice tone, and seems easy
>to play.
>It came with a Brilhart mouthpiece, which has written on it "Nilow Hovey
>B3" written on it. Now I know the B3 is the size etc...but I can't find
>out more about this mouthpiece. I've done a search on almost all
>internet search engines for Nilow Hovey, and can't find anything at all.
>Can anybody tell me more about this mouthpiece, is it worth keeping? Or
>am I better off with a new one? And also, what reeds would play well
>with this mouth piece? I'm playing with with Rico Royal 2's and 2 1/2's
>at the moment. I can hit most Clarion notes with these reeds, do I need
>something stronger to go higher?
>Thanks in advance for your help!
>James Edward Jackson
>Managing Director, Ergonomic Systems and Technology Ltd.


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