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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2008, 07:51:15 AM »
George do you know how we can contact the manufacturer?
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2008, 09:13:20 AM »
No Bass, I even looked up the French yellow pages and couldn't find it.
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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2008, 08:57:07 PM »
    Merlin, I don't know about Fibracells; Deeena Ressler tried Legeres (also synthetic), eventually gave up on them.
    Since I play a different setup than Greek or Turkish players, I use much stiffer reeds. I really like Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic 3.75 reeds, and have been trying some Spanish ones: Xilema D (roughly 3.5 - 4). They're a very "covered" sound, not reedy or edgy - but very strong and centered. For the quick-response "rocket" sound, Mitchell Lurie premiums are fun, but very bright and edgy. They blow so easy, I find even 5's are not too stiff. Eventually, I always seem to come back to the Rue Lepics.

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« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2008, 01:17:52 AM »
Thanks fishel,

I used Vandoren Black Master 4s on a Vandoren VA5 for a long time on my C. Very centred and dark tone, great intonation. Vandoren Black MAster 5s on a Vandoren VA0 on my Bb, with similar sounds but now I've gone the other way entirely, ie very open and very soft and I feel much more "connected" to the instrument and sound. Still working on reeds though, at present, Vandoren 1.5s seem ok but I'm sure there is a better choice out there. I think that the plastic and fibracell option would be good as an emergency reed for that moment when you need to just play with little or no preparation, or when all else seems to fail. I might see if I can get one to use as a backup...
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« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2008, 10:08:17 AM »
So now that I almost have a C clarinet - that I bought from Jeff, not wood but old French and cool, and out at the shop being repaired!!!! - thanks for the great deal Jeff :TU: - I am wondering: do you who have different horns have different set ups for each horn? I mentioned this to my teacher and he was big on using the same mpc and reeds for my Bb and my C. I will try that first of course, but any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.
Much as I like buying music gear, it would be nice not to have to fork out for another Fobes or something of that ilk.

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« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2008, 10:12:55 PM »
Don't worry.  Try your regular mpc and reed.  It should be fine.  The only klarino I have not found that to be true with is my G.  All the C's, Bb's, and A's work fine with the regular set up and reed.
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2017, 09:40:26 PM »
i have been recommended by my teacher and using Rigotti hot and swing special #1, it is pretty nice, obviously i am not a pro but as i said it was recommended to me by one.

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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2017, 09:57:57 PM »
i have been recommended by my teacher and using Rigotti hot and swing special #1, it is pretty nice, obviously i am not a pro but as i said it was recommended to me by one.

Excellent reed! Many of us use them too.
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« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2017, 11:28:01 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2017, 01:34:09 AM »
i have been recommended by my teacher and using Rigotti hot and swing special #1, it is pretty nice, obviously i am not a pro but as i said it was recommended to me by one.


I've been using hot & swing 1.5 and 1 strengths for a while. Great reeds.... if I can't get them then I'm ok with Rico Royal 1.5s. I just bought 10 boxes directly from here!


http://www.reedsonline.fr/contents/en-uk/d50_Anches.html
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« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2017, 01:34:43 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2017, 09:59:05 AM »
Thanks Merlin!
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« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2017, 03:52:54 PM »
Awesome Merlin!
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« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2017, 06:16:50 PM »
thanks Merlin ! ...  :beer: :beer: :beer:




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« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2017, 05:43:48 AM »

I've been using hot & swing 1.5 and 1 strengths for a while. Great reeds.... if I can't get them then I'm ok with Rico Royal 1.5s. I just bought 10 boxes directly from here!

http://www.reedsonline.fr/contents/en-uk/d50_Anches.html

Thank you, Merlin, for that link. I have finally tried the Hot & Swing reeds, and am amazed at the result. I went for the 2's because I have been using 2.5 and 3 reeds up to now - 2.5 since I acquired a Vandoren A2 mouthpiece because the crystal seems to give more resistance.

These are not just a lighter reed - they've got something right in the way they balance - all the stuffiness in the forked fingerings (which on a good clarinet can be corrected by embouchure) just disappeared, and overall the response is pretty even. If Klosé had reeds like these he wouldn't have had to rant about bad notes and design the Boehm!

Also note - ReedsOnLine just changed their web interface, so the link will get you a page not found but will still get you to their site. I think they're still working it out, so I'm not going to copy a current version here now.

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« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2017, 08:06:06 PM »
guys .. if you live in the US .. Hot n Swing reeds are available through WWBW .......


 

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