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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000107.txt from 2008/05

From: Glenn Kantor <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reeds
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 22:52:23 -0400

The newest "Flow Pack" generation of Vandoren reeds has prompted much
discussion on the bulletin board.

A link to the most current thread:

Glenn B Kantor (GBK)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcia Bundi" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:37 PM
Subject: [kl] Reeds

> Can we have a discussion about reeds?
> The recent thread on Vandoren's cost and taste has prompted me to say that
> the last box of V12s I've been working through has had absolutely terrible
> quality. The debarking cuts are cockeyed, and the cane's fibers are extra
> coarse and stick out of the face of the reed. (The fact that I don't know
> a
> lot about adjusting reeds is yet another source of frustration but not
> what
> I'm aiming at on this thread.)
> So, what do you use and why do you like them? Not, "because they make me
> sound better!" What is it about the quality of the cane and its handling
> that you like?
> To start with, players whose opinions I respect have recommended Glotin
> for
> the high quality of their cane, and Legeres for their consistency and
> stability.
> Marcia in MT
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