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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000704.txt from 2004/08

From: Curtis Bennett <die_kluge@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Re: [kl] Eb mouthpieces?
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 14:27:34 -0400

I'll keep those in mind, though I'm not sure I want to invest that much in what
is essentially a toy for me.

I wish there was a way to try out all those mouthpiece/barrel combinations
before I committed to buying something. Especially for my Bb, since I'd like to
try a different barrel one of these days.

The Eb should be playable, and the seller mentioned that it was in perfect
playing order, so that shouldn't be a concern.

What is a rubber mouthpiece for?

Is there a FAQ somewhere on mouthpieces/barrels? I would *love* to read it if
there is.

Curtis Bennett

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---- On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, CBA (clarinet10001@-----.com) wrote:

> Curtis,
>
> I *highly* recommend Clark Fobes ( http://www.clarkwfobes.com/ )
> for both the mouthpiece and barrel for Eb. Together, the barrel
> and mouthpiece will cost more than what you paid for the Eb
> clarinet, but if you want the beast to sing and not croak, the
> mouthpiece and barrel should be top notch. I play on Fobes
> products for both the barrel and mouthpiece on my Eb. You could
> get away with just the mouthpiece, but since the barrel is
> cracked, I would definitely replace it, at this point. You only
> paid a little over $300 for the Eb and a new professional one
> would run you over $3000, so I would definitely say the
> investment is well worth it.
>
> Do you know whether the clarinet needs overhauling, or is it
> supposed to be in top playing condition?
>
> Kelly Abraham
> Woodwinds - Computer Geek
> Hattiesburg, MS
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> --- Curtis Bennett <die_kluge@-----.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi, new member here..
> >
> > I just purchased an Eb clarinet (I think the colloquial term
> > is eefer?") off
> > Ebay - here:
> >
> >
>
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3743095860&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT
> >
> > It is a "Cabart" wooden, and you may not realize it from the
> > description, but
> > the mouthpiece is not included. I verified with the owner
> > that he is keeping
> > the mouthpiece (A Selmer) in case he plays Eb again, but
> > personally recommended
> > a Vandoren.
> >
> > In perusing the archives, I see some references to those, but
> > there are several
> > models, so I don't know which one is good. I also saw some
> > reference to
> > different barrels (which is a question I might end up asking
> > regarding my Bb (A
> > signet special) some day as well...). I realize these things
> > vary person to
> > person, but are there any good recommendations for a
> > mouthpiece?
> >
> > Keep in mind I'm just an amateur. I've played in community
> > and wind ensemble
> > bands (even a quintet polka group) for several years off and
> > on, so this is very
> > much just a toy for me, but I figure if I'm gonna get one, I
> > might as well get a
> > decent one.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Curtis Bennett
>
>
>
>
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