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 Re: Old Mouthpiece and Reeds
Author: maxopf 
Date:   2014-07-06 21:00

I played the Mozart on the old RVS mouthpiece, as well as the old clarinet and even one of the 60-70 year old reeds. It definitely sounded different than my normal setup, and it was a bit sharper (I'm thinking it's probably a combination of the mouthpiece, barrel, and different bore that made it sharper. And more likely than not, I was just playing out of tune.)
As for the tone holes, I just got the clarinet back from the shop yesterday. We decided not to go all-the-way with the repairs since it would be a lot of money to put into an old clarinet that might not work that well (although both the repair specialist and I were surprised at how well it worked; perhaps I'll bring it in again to get the rest of the repairs done.) So some of the older pads, particularly around the thumb hole, are not sealing 100%, and that could account for the sharpness on that particular note. I can take a look at the actual tone holes too when I get a chance.
The woodwind repair specialist said he was surprised at how well the clarinet has held up, and seems to think that it wasn't played much before. The pads and keys were a little off (which is fixable), but the wood is still in great condition.



Post Edited (2014-07-06 21:02)

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