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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000132.txt from 2008/05

From: Fred <>
Subj: RE: [kl] klassik ligatures
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 06:26:41 -0400

I have been using a flat shoelace with one tip=20
cut off since 1980. Works perfectly for me and I=20
do notice more resonance in the lowest=20
register. It has NEVER slipped or loosened. I=20
bought 4 just in case it wore out or frayed- but=20
I am still using the original!! All that is=20
necessary is to wash it off every now and=20
then. I found the idea in "The Clarinet and Clarinet Playing" by David=


FredAt 12:47 AM 5/21/2008, you wrote:
>It has to be the "right" type of string. I don't know what the right type=
>but some strings will stretch others may separate under tension. Another
>consideration is the mouthpiece itself. My Hammerschmidt has about 12
>grouves around the outside so the string will not slip up the taper. I=
>been using a Lyuben nylon? with the 4 dots in the underside for 40 years
>with satisfactory results. I can adjust the reed response somewhat by
>tightening the lower and upper screws to different tensions. I find reeds
>last longer with this ligature than with any type of banding mechanism that
>contacts the entire bark area of the cane.
>Gary Truesdail
>-----Original Message-----
>From: "Georg K=FChner" []
>Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:47 PM
>Subject: Re: [kl] klassik ligatures
>Why not use a "real string ligature"!
>Regards Georg
>Georg K=FChner
>Klarinetten (A/B/Alt/Bass), Saxophone (Alt/Tenor)
>Telefon 06333 - 274614
>Maiblumenweg 10
>67714 Waldfischbach-Burgalben
>Am 16.05.2008 um 06:26 schrieb Alicia Byer:
> > Hiya,
> >
> > Has anybody tried the klassik ligatures by vandoren? They're the woven
> > ones in the "German Style" (I guess as in emulating wound thread). I'm
> > kind of interested in them, since I haven't been too happy with the
> > ligatures I've been trying and I've always wanted to try winding
> > thread but it seemed too cumbersome. If anybody knows anything about
> > them, I'd appreciate it!
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Alicia Byer
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------
> >


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