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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000177.txt from 2010/05

From: Nicole Clark <band_nerd789@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Selmer S clarinet mouthpiece
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 00:57:24 -0400

I currently use a Vandoren 5RVLyre that my parents got for me for Christmas one year. I love it. :)

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From: Martin Marks <martymarks@-----.com>
To: The Klarinet Mailing List <klarinet@-----.com>
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Sent: Tue, May 18, 2010 9:19:27 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Selmer S clarinet mouthpiece

The Vandoren 5RVLyre whiich measures ,043 or 1.09 is a comfortable facing and very popular. I would recommend trying it as a replacement for the Selmer S. You migh like it more than the Selmer S.
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On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 12:09AM, "Richard D Bush" <rbushidioglot@-----.net> wrote:
>A metric tip opening of 1.09 mm does, indeed, equal .043 inches, so
>Martin Marx and I are suggesting the same tip rail opening.
>
>RB
>
>On May 18, 2010, at 10:03 PM, Richard D Bush wrote:
>
>The numbers listed in the Erick Brand Refacing book for the lay
>schedule of the Selmer "S" facing Bb soprano clarinet mouthpiece are:
>32, 20, 11, 6 and a tip opening of 109. Anyone who refaces mouthpieces
>will know what these numbers mean. All I will say is that the lowered
>number sets represent half millimeter distances from the tip rail to
>where different thickness feeler gauges come to rest under the eched
>reading gauge. The thicknesses of the feeler gauges used are in 1/1000
>of an inch and are from thin to thick, .0015, .010, .024, .o34 and on
>big saxophone or harmony clarinet mouthpieces, a .050 thickness feeler
>gauge. The last number listed above, 109 means a tip opening of 1.09
>mm tip opening.
>....
>
>Richard Bush
>
>On May 18, 2010, at 9:30 PM, Shertzer, Howard (shertzhg) wrote:
>
>I have an old (about 1975) Selmer S mouthpiece that plays very well.
>It is not made anymore, and I cannot find the specs on tip opening and
>facing for this mouthpiece.
>Does anyone have that information?
>Thanks.
>Howard
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