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 Re: Are German and French cut reeds really very different
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2021-09-08 03:09

Chris,


I must respectfully but vociferously disagree with the idea of stronger reeds on German mouthpieces. While in the "French" world one would assume that a longer lay and a smaller tip opening would work well with a stronger reed, I personally and quite incorrectly went down that path with Wurlitzer 100Cs and NO correct guidance. It results in poor sonic qualities and a self defeating attempt at producing the correct German sound. It was only with the tip I received from Bas deYoung on this point that I was able to finally achieve much better results (all too late for the aforementioned Wurlitzers that were unfortunately sold many years prior).


I only say this to possibly help someone out who may be on this road now or in the future so they may at least acquire proper traditional technique. I do believe there are some contemporary players who are using harder reeds such as Andreas Ottensamer, but their sonic results are not quite that of their predecessors.





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



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