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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000080.txt from 2008/05

From: "Sergio Bosi" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] new vandoren reeds
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 14:47:41 -0400

Hi Paolo
what kind of oil do you precisely use...?

You can also tell me the vendor... I live in Italy ...

Bye to all the list


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paolo Cortelli" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: [kl] new vandoren reeds

>>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.
> Paolo
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