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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000475.txt from 2003/10

Subj: RE: [kl] Vandoren's Beautiful Packaging
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 23:01:07 -0400

Here are some more accurate measurementss.

The glass resurfacer is 2" x 4".

The Reed Stick is 4" long. In looking at the tip again, it is not as sharp
as I thought. It is rounded slightly to make a blunt end which will not but
you. Because it is so light, I don't think any damage would accur to the
Reed Stick if you dropped in a carpeted floor if there is a little cushion.
I wouldn't want to drop it on a hard floor though.

-----Original Message-----
Subject: RE: [kl] Vandoren's Beautiful Packaging

Well if you keep in mind that both pieces are made of glass and handle
accordingly it should be fairly durable. The package that they come in would
be a good thing to keep it in. There is a box inside with a foam core and
both pieces fit snugly inside.

The pointed tip of the reed stick is very sharp. I would imagine if you
dropped it, it would break the tip at the very least. Maybe not on thick
carpet, but on a hard surface.

Unless you carried it in the original box, I would not travel with this.
Definitely don't take it on an airplane as they will think this is some kind
of new weapon made of glass that can't be detected with x-rays.

I think Vandoren should seriously consider selling the Reed Stick by itself.
It appears to be a wonderful tool in and of itself, better than reed rush
any day. As good as a pointed tip file, but with a finer grit for really
fine tuning reeds.

Tom Henson

<< How durable does the Reed Stick seem? I picture it (even having seen the
photo on the web site) as something that could easily break if you aren't
careful. Does it seem any more solid than that "in person?"

Karl Krelove >>

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