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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000046.txt from 2008/05

From: Jacob Lindsay <>
Subj: Re: [kl] new vandoren reeds
Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 18:04:24 -0400

Not just you. I noticed the same thing. I've only
gone through a couple of the new boxes so I was hoping
it was just a bad draw, but if you are noticing the
same thing, then it is probably true. Although after
a few weeks I seem to have gotten some of them into
better playing condition. Maybe it just takes longer
for them to get conditioned, but I remember that
almost none were playable within the first few days.

--- matt <> wrote:

> perhaps i'm delusional, but has anyone noticed that
> the new vandoren
> reeds have changed more than just the packaging?
> i recently picked up a few boxes and have to say
> almost every one
> sounded worse than the usual right-out-of-the-box.
> also seemed to
> have a sweeter taste, maybe?
> m@
> if you get
> the digest.

Jacob Lindsay

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