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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000178.txt from 2010/12

From: josh stein <jstein53@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 11:47:45 -0500

Funny you should mention this. I notice my keys sticking and I live in a
very old apartment building. Can going from hot to cold be coursing the
problem? What is the solution to this problem?

Josh Stein

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:46 PM
To: klarinet@-----.com
Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity

The humidity of the room is what I was mentioning: 11% or sometimes less.

> From: peter.gentry@-----.uk
> To: klarinet@-----.com
> Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:15:59 +0000
> Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds an humidity
>
> 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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