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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000051.txt from 2008/05

From: clarni bass <>
Subj: Re: [kl] new vandoren reeds
Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 23:13:18 -0400

I occasionally get a reed with a weird taste but this
is for many years. I haven't noticed bad sound or
response with the new Vandorens, although the new
packaging is a real PITA. Annoying to open and way
more plastic, with no advantages at all.

One thing is the tip break much more now. It's small
chips that I notice are missing after I play. I
realized it's from slap tongue, but I don't do more of
that than before and it never happened, so I'm pretty
sure it's something sucky about the new reeds.

--- 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.

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