Klarinet Archive - Posting 000168.txt from 1994/05
From: Clark W Fobes <reedman@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: mouthpiece specifications
Date: Sun, 8 May 1994 19:03:47 -0400
On Fri, 6 May 1994, Anthony Corman wrote:
> What I don't understand is how, when one faces
> a mouthpiece, one obtains a curve and not a series
> of planes. Seems to me that, even if you consistently
> acheive certain measurements at consistent points,
> the interval between those points could be
> irregular in any number of ways.
There is a simple and effective way for correcting this once the initial
series of planes is achieved. Still some irregularities may occur, but a
really good craftsman keeps this to a minimum. I think it may be the
anomolies that add a particular character to a given mouthpiece.