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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000022.txt from 2011/04

From: Martin Marks <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Forestone
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 01:17:38 -0400

I recently ordered through Amazon. They were sent from a U.S. company. I
actually had to sand the reeds to soften slightly. The last clarinet reed I
received a few weeks ago was listed as #3 French cut and plays with a more
compact controlled sound. I should order a few more to confirm my latest
results but they're not wearing out fast enough. Anyway between these and
Legere, I haven't used a cane reed in over 6 months.

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Tim Roberts <> wrote:

> Martin Marks <> wrote:
> > When did you order the reeds you are using now. I ordered Forestone
> > recently and although I had a problem originally about a year or so ago
> my
> > experience with the reeds I have now are completely different than yours.
> They arrived three days ago.
> > The reeds that I have are actually very similar in strength to my Legere
> > Signature reeds. I'm now using Forestone amd Legere Signature and the
> > strengths are now similar.
> That's interesting. I can only say that my experience was different.
> The chart on the Forestone web site more or less matches my experience.
> I looked for such a chart when I ordered the reeds originally and
> couldn't find one, otherwise I would have chosen differently. I don't
> know whether the chart is new, or if my ninja web skill failed me.
> --
> Tim Roberts,
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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