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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000540.txt from 2002/06

From: JEDISUSHI@-----.com
Subj: [kl] Re: Synthetic Reeds
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 10:11:23 -0400

In a message dated 6/17/02 6:59:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
dkumpf@-----.com writes:

> My question: compared to what? Each manufacturer - whether cane or
> synthetic - has a different meaning of "3", for example.
>
> The International Music Suppliers catalog has a table that shows a
> comparison of the relative strengths of different reed brands. I don't
> know what their measurement method was, but it *may* be better than
> assuming the strengths are approximately the same (particularly because
> one good synthetic costs almost as much as a box of good cane reeds).

To my knowledge Legeres are comparable to Vandoren V12's.

Mike

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