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 Re: klezmer set-up
Author: Ralph Katz 
Date:   2005-07-16 16:20

I think there have been other postings on this. While some people prefer a more open mouthpiece (and hence a softer reed) , I end up using my same mouthpiece.

I have played klez with a slightly softer reed than normal. Having said that, it seems I am always in transition between one reed strength and another, and am trying to play klez gigs on harder reeds than I have in the past, which means I am using the same mpc, reed, lig, for everything. This is to counter some endurance issues with softer reeds (really!).

So, the best thing might be to experiment. Try using a reed one half strength softer, or better yet, just take a soft one out of the box, and clip (or whatever you do to it) a little less than you normally would and, see if that works any better. Better, if you have a friend that uses mouthpiece with a different tip opening than yours, bribe them to let you try playing on it.

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laenloe 2005-07-14 19:45 
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Tom Puwalski 2005-09-15 01:54 


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