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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000078.txt from 2008/05

From: Fred Jacobowitz <>
Subj: Re: [kl] new vandoren reeds
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 13:22:14 -0400

Have you ever done this (oiling) with their regular or v-12 reeds?

Fred Jacobowitz

Kol Haruach Klezmer Band
Ebony and Ivory Duo

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
~Doug Floyd

On May 12, 2008, at 6:29 AM, Nancy Buckman wrote:

> I play on wooden mouthpieces that are oiled once a week with almond
> oil.
> Naturally, the oil gets into the reeds. Like Paolo, I found that
> the reeds last
> much longer.
> I finish the reeds first with Ridenour's ATG system, and then give
> a light coat of
> oil and lay them out on glass overnight. I wipe them in the
> morning to remove any
> remaining oil. They play consistently in hot, cold, dry or humid
> conditions. I
> have found that I never have to oil them again after the initial
> oiling. I
> actually have two reeds that I finished last August and they still
> play as well as
> when I first started using them. In fact, I used one of them in a
> concert Saturday
> evening.
> Nancy
> Nancy Buckman
> Orchestra AACC
> Opera AACC
> Baltimore Flute Choir
> Early Music Society of Northern MD
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