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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000034.txt from 2004/08

From: "James Fay" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] spanish reeds
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 15:37:05 -0400

I didn't try them at Clarinetfest, but based in similar positive reports
recently bought a box from Ben Redwine (he lives not far away).

I found them very responsive and they seem to suit my setup very well.

With my 1st try, possibly because the cane density seems a little =
they warped a lot after a few playings of only a few minutes each (they =
stored flat down on a doctorsproducts stone) and needed resurfacing.

Because of this, with the 2nd batch I'm wetting them a couple of times a =
for a few days and drying them flat side up, and they are not warping. =
approach to breaking in new commercial reeds before playing was =
suggested in
the old Kalmen Opperman "Making and Adjusting Single Reeds" book.

--Jim Fay

-----Original Message-----
From: Sue Raycraft []=20
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] spanish reeds

I didn't try them, but a couple of friends did, (Rebecca and
I believe Nancy Buckman also) and they liked them.
Rebecca kept telling me I should get over there and try one out, but
I never got around to it....there was too much to do and not enough
time! ClarinetFest went by too fast.

So unfortunately I can't offer a personal opinion but I
did hear good things about them.=20


> Anyone tried and have opinions on the Spanish reeds available at
> Clarinetfest?
> --Jim

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