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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000062.txt from 2008/05

From: Paolo Cortelli <>
Subj: Re: [kl] new vandoren reeds
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 05:23:35 -0400

>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.

I usually put some mineral oil in new reeds so they don't break so easily.
Mineral oil even lets less humidity go into. Well, it doesn't taste as a
chocolate cake, but for my reeds I'm ready to do even more then that. Don't
put other kind of oil, as they'll damage your reeds.

Mineral oil will not stay there for ever, so after about 15 hours of
playing, I repeat the operation.



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