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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 19:13:43 -0500
From: "farfl's house" <>
Subject: Re: single vs. double reed sarrusophone

I've tried both a single reed mouthpiece and a double-reed mouthpiece with the Klezmer ensemble I play in. The double-reed sounded more "authentic" (sarrusophone-wise, not Klezmer-wise!) but the single-reed mouthpiece seemed to have more "bite" to the "attack" and gave more definition to the sound when played with the rest of the ensemble.
Still Experimenting,
Steven Lederman

Grant Green wrote:

> >I'm curious whether or how the double reed alters the experience of playing
> >this instrument.  Is there more or less of the skull-rattling vibration than
> >with the single-reed mouthpiece?  Can you hear yourself better or worse now?
> >Does the double reed affect how well you can hear other musicians around you?
> >Do you need more or less air?  Etc.
> >
> >Lelia
> Can't say I've really noticed a difference yet.  I haven't tried playing it with an ensemble yet, as the single reed mpc never had satisfactory
> intonation.  The double reed does play in tune, and allows me to play the
> full range into the altissimo (which I found impossible with the single
> reed mpc).  The timbre is reedier: I *think* it would be more prominent in a band.  Same amount of air.
> Grant


Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 19:15:25 -0500
From: "farfl's house" <>
Subject: Re: single vs. double reed sarrusophone

Sorry....I just realized as the last e-mail was de-materializing that I wrote "double-reed mouthpiece." Of course I meant "double-reed".
Just wanted to nip all of the smart alec comments in the bud!
Warmest Kindest Soapier Regards,


Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 20:20:16 EST
Subject: Re: Odd Instruments FS...


Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 10:17:17 PST
From: "Grant Green" <>
Subject: Jumbo Sousaphone FS

Here's the latest: a particularly large 4v BBb sousaphone, at

An Eb alto trombone with a Bb attachment, at



Grant Green

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