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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000046.txt from 2008/10

From: Ed Wojtowicz <ewoj@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Eb Mouthpiece (and reeds)
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 14:01:31 -0400

Some have mentioned using Bb reeds. Some mouthpieces are made to
accommodate the wider width. On others they may be a bit wide. I have
found the Vandoren White Masters to fit well, as they are a little
narrower. They also work really well on Eb.

Ed

On Oct 8, 2008, at 12:38 PM, Gary Van Cott wrote:

> 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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