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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000044.txt from 2008/10

From: Gary Van Cott <gary@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Eb Mouthpiece (and reeds)
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 13:47:52 -0400

Good idea. I think that I can use one of the mouthpieces I have here to
try reeds without cutting them off.

Gary
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Karl Krelove wrote:
> FWIW, I have an Eb mouthpiece that Walter Grabner made (that I like very
> much, but it's beyond the price point you mentioned) on which I use regular
> Bb reeds (VD V12s) - I use either #4-1/2 V12s or #5 VD traditional on Bb and
> #3-1/2 V12 on the Eb. They seem to hold up better in the altissimo register
> than the reeds VanDoren makes for Eb and respond well over the rest of the
> range. Of course you have to cut them shorter so they don't overlap the
> barrel.
>
> Karl
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Van Cott [mailto:gary@-----.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 12:38 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: 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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