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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000170.txt from 2010/12

From: "Peter Gentry" <peter.gentry@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:15:59 -0500

I would have though your fingers freeze on the keys at that temperature. I
think the temperature and humidity of the room the clarinet is in is a bit
more significant.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Hill [mailto:themouthpieceguy@-----.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2010 5:24 AM
> To: The Klarinet Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
>
> I have the opposite problem: as cold as -32 F (the C and F temperature
> scales meet at -40) with 11% humidity, sometimes drier!
> I also use a reed case that controls the humidity; I think it is
> essential. In my case, being a Rico Artist, I tried their humidity control
> reed case first, and have stuck with it, since I like it. I've never tried
> the Vandoren Hygrocase, so I can't comment on them.
> Chris Hill
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Tom Bassett<mailto:bassettt1@-----.com>
> To: klarinet<mailto:klarinet@-----.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
>
>
>
>
> I also bought the hygrocase and I thoguht it was a bad use of 65$. For
> me, it was the same as leaving my reeds in the clarinet case. I felt the
> whole thing to be cheap quality and not worth it. I dropped it one time
> and it broke immediately. I still had warped reeds that were in that box.
> (my climate is northeast PA so it can get around 0 in the winter (F) and
> as much as about 90 in the summer.) I also doubted the humidity guage was
> accurate. I just had that feeling. If Kathy says it works in her case
> then I beleive it. For some reason it just didn't work for me.
>
> Tom
> ----------------------------------------
> > From:
> kathleenwilliams76@-----.com>
> > To: klarinet@-----.com>
> > Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:10:05 +1000
> > Subject: [kl] Reeds an humidity
> >
> > On the subject of reeds and humidity, and coming from Brisbane we know
> a
> > great deal about it, I bought a Vandoren Hygrocase. Expensive, but you
> have
> > a reading of the humidity level on the box, and the reeds play better
> right
> > from first go. Thoroughly recommend it. Right now, given daily heavy
> rain
> > and thunderstorms, we have a real stinker of a day, humidity probably
> around
> > 100% and 30 degrees Celsius, yet my reed box is a steady 67% humidity
> and a
> > temperate 24 degrees. Oh, and you are not getting me out of the air
> con
> > today.
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> >
> >
> > Kathy Williams-DeVries
> >
> > BMusPerf (Hons)
> >
> > Grad Dip Arts (Shakespeare Studies)
> >
> > ATCL, LTCL
> >
> > 0404946839
> >
> > www.kathywilliams76.com<http://www.kathywilliams76.com/>
> >
> >
> >
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