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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000580.txt from 2003/06

From: "Joseph H. Fasel" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Survey - What brand of reeds do you use?
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 19:10:36 -0400

Gonzales FoF, strength 3.25. (at sea level, where I haven't played for a while, probably
3.5 or 3.75) Also Légère 3.25.

On 2003.06.19 13:20 wrote:
> I know we have been through this before, but I thought it would be interesting and instructive to see what people are playing on these days.
> Several new brands of reeds are on the market. Some established brands seem to have taken a dip in quality, some have seemed to improve. So - what reeds are YOU using these days?
> Also what reeds do you recommend for young (middle school) students.
> Thanks,
> Walter
> superb mouthpieces and repairs.
> BTW - here's my selection. For the past few months I have been using Zondas and Gonzales reeds. Before that I was using Vandoren V 12's. I did have some "regular" Vandorens that worked well for me when I couldn't get the V 12's to play satisfactorily.
> I almost always wind up with a 3 1/2 strength no matter what the brand except for Mitchell Lurie, where I vacillated between 5's (too soft) and 5 1/2's (too stiff).

Joseph H. Fasel, Ph.D. email:
Stockpile-Complex Modeling and Analysis phone: +1 505 667 7158
University of California fax: +1 505 667 2960
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