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 Gurgling with Legere
Author: LC007 
Date:   2017-10-18 19:07

Would cane reeds (being hygroscopic and absorbent) reduce water accumulation and gurgling from the mp. I am currently using Legere and being a plastic reed does nothing to absorb condensation. Before playing, I try to warm up the clarinet a bit by holding the top joint/barrel/mp in my hands for a few minutes. But I still seem to get gurgling after about 10 minutes (sometimes less) so I take the mp off, tap it on my knee to expel the water, swab the clarinet and then carry on with my practice. My thinking is cane should hold some of that water. Have any of you noticed plastic reeds more prone to gurgling?

Thanks to all who reply.


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 Re: Gurgling with Legere
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2017-10-18 19:26

LC007 wrote:

> Have any of you noticed plastic reeds more prone to
> gurgling?

Yes. Also more condensation running down the bore and filling certain tone holes. I don't know why, but I'm sure the Légère material's lack of absorbency is part of it.


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 Re: Gurgling with Legere
Author: ClarinetRobt 
Date:   2017-10-19 03:26

Absolutely! I joke with myself that's it's a small inconvenience to always have a great reed. I now always swab after every piece as a maintenance issue during play.

~Robt L Schwebel
Mthpc: Behn Vintage
Lig: Ishimori, Behn Delrin
Reed: Brio 4, Legere Euro Signature 3.5
Horns: Uebel Superior (Bb,A), Ridenour Lyrique, Buffet R13 (Eb)

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