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 Re: "But it's a dry heat!"
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-06-10 01:55

While sill in the Army Bands program I was tasked at several bands with "checking" all the incoming new acquisitions to make sure they worked (tough job, but someone's got to do it). I found a remarkably consistent tuning and response throughout the Greenline R13s that we purchased. I have also put that together with this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weGxlC0YI2I


These two experiences seem to confirm that wooden clarinets can and often do change from the time they are finally tuned at the factory and the time you try it (tone holes mainly but even bores can change with the wood "settling" which affect the pitch and resistances). Greenline is impervious to hygromatic changes and therefore is not subject to the same vagaries.


In my most recent purchase, the Buffet shop New York had only one silver plated R13 but it played great and I bought it.


To expound upon the dry air I encountered in Boston, I did leave my reeds in a humidified container. However, once on the mouthpiece the reeds would dry out almost instantaneously and no matter how long they stayed in my mouth while playing, they remained brittle and completely dried out.......horrifying! If I had Legere European Signature reeds back then it would have been a whole different story.



...............Paul Aviles



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