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 Re: If you are sceptical concerning synthetic reeds...
Author: Jarmo Hyvakko 
Date:   2018-02-28 17:15

So far no one has noticed, that i play with legeres. And when i tell them, they don't believe it before i show the reed on my mouthpiece.

Two things: you have to find a mouthpiece that works with the reed. Not vice versa. Second, play for some time exclusive with synthetic reeds, don't change back and forth with cane.

To my experience it helps that the mouthpiece is quite open. Very important is, that the tip rail is quite wide, playing a legere needs the possibility to move the reed slightly up and down the reed table to adjust the strength of the reed and the colour of the sound and that has to be done without needing to put the reed tip above the mouthpiece tip.

According to my measurements f.ex. playeasy B1 (french system) mp is open about 1.20 mm from the tip and the lay is about 20mm, specs that you wouldn't expect from a manufacturer that speaks german!

Needless to say, that i don't find the playeasy mouthpieces to work very well with cane reeds.

Principal Clarinet, Tampere Philharmonic, Finland

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