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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000052.txt from 2008/10

From: Martin Baxter <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Eb Mouthpiece and reeds
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 17:32:39 -0400

I think you are getting a bit 'hung-up' on reeds. I've always found
that if I buy a box of Van Doren3's there is always one I can use
straight off and at least half a dozen others that will respond to a
bit if treatment. It is salutory to reed Archie Camden's story on
bassoon reeds in which he tells of a young player producing a great
sound on a reed he would have dismissed as unplayable. That said I
know of one player who produces great results with sopranino sax
reeds, although that "shouldn't work" either. If you can't find any
reeds you like make some; they should be a doddle compared with oboe
or bassoon reeds yet most pro's on both instruments seem to make
their own, at least in UK.


On 8 Oct 2008, at 19:56, Wayne Thompson wrote:

> Ed W. mentioned that he likes the Van Doren german style
> Whitemaster reeds. I believe that Clark Fobes told me that he
> designed his Eb mouthpieces to fit the Whitemaster. I have the
> Fobes San Francisco model.
> Wayne T.
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