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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000219.txt from 2005/08

From: "Peter Randell" <bardell@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] reeds warping
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 16:15:59 -0400

Hi Peter

You won't have the problem if you switch to Legere
reeds.......................

Best

Peter R

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Stoll" <peterstoll2000@-----.ca>
To: <klarinet@-----.org>
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 12:22 PM
Subject: [kl] reeds warping

> Hi everyone,
>
> We have had an exceptionally weird summer up here with
> wildly fluctuating levels of climate and humidity. I
> (and other locals I have talked to) have found most of
> my reeds (Vandoren reg's strength 4) warp, some
> continuously, on the bottom of the table. Sanding the
> backs removes most of the Vand.insignia. I have been
> for years taking Howard Klug's advice and letting the
> reed dry back up before putting them away so they dry
> evenly. No dice. I wet 'em in a plastic film can
> half-filled with water for a minute or so.
>
> I've tried switching to the Vandoren plastic cases
> with grooves underneath, then back to flat glass
> bottomed-cases and even licking the bottoms and
> sticking 'em wet right on to see if that made any
> difference. Still no progress. FWIW I work my reeds in
> slowly over 5 days or so at the start. I've been
> trying not polishing/sealing the vamp side to see if
> that will do anything for the last few months.
>
> I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has
> had and conquered this problem or tried these or other
> solutions. We need these darn things so any
> help/insights are much appreciated (I've been using a
> Vand.Optimum ligature).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Peter Stoll
>
> Peter Stoll
>
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