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From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Fernando_Jos=E9_Silveira?= <fernandounirio@-----.com>
Subj: RES: [kl] Eb Mouthpiece (and reeds)
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 13:15:12 -0400

Gary,
Try cut-off Bb clarinet reeds.
For me it works very well. The sound is even more dark and you can control
in a better way the pitch.

Best,

Fernando Silveira

-----Mensagem original-----
De: Gary Van Cott [mailto:gary@-----.com]
Enviada em: quarta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2008 13:38
Para: klarinet@-----.org
Assunto: Re: [kl] Eb Mouthpiece (and reeds)

I appreciate the good discussion and the offers of mouthpieces from
several people. I am going to accept one of these offers for a tryout.
The guy who I borrowed the instrument from had several Selmer
mouthpieces I will try also (he bought a new Buffet low C bass clarinet
about the same time he got the E-flat and has hardly touched the E-flat).

What about reeds? There does not seem to be many options. I am going to
go by the local music store (Kesslers) and see what they have after work
today. How about strength compared to what you play on B-flat? I know
the mouthpiece makes a great deal of difference but you have to start
somewhere.

Thanks,

Gary
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