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 RE: Wooden Buffet Mouthpiece
Author: Nancy Buckman 
Date:   1999-02-12 19:12

I am currently in the process of selecting two wooden mouthpieces from Gregory Smith. He sent me four to choose from and they all play well. Each of them does have its own personality though. This is the first time I have ventured into the area of wooden mouthpieces. The main reason I wanted them was to enhance performance on my new rosewood clarinets. I especially like the response they deliver. They make my high notes sound wonderful and,in general, are more free-blowing with these new instruments. I also notice a difference in playing with a thin clear patch on them, as opposed to the hard rubber Hites with patches I used with my R13s. They have patches on them also, but the patch seems more noticable physically on the Smith mouthpieces. It doesn't seem to affect their tonal qualities though. Maybe a thinner patch might work better. I like these new mouthpieces enough that I think I am going to ask to have Mr. Smith send me one of his hard rubber ones for my e-flat clarinet, too, as he doesn't have wooden ones for e-flat clarinet. These wooden mouthpieces definitely seem to have characteristics all their own. I really do like them and am not sorry I am choosing them over the hard rubber ones that are somewhat less expensive. If want to know how they seem to be working out over time, just e-mail me and I'll be glad to share information.

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