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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000158.txt from 1994/09

From: Steve Prescott <mipresc@-----.EDU>
Subj: other than other woods...
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 1994 09:20:36 -0400

Conn made what appeared to be a plywood clarinet. The wood (I don't
know what type, it was brown and blond - possibly the outer part of
the tree) was laminated then bored and turned. The main problem
with it is that the glue used in the lamination process does not
vibrate. Yes, your clarinet does vibrate/resonate to some degree.

The composite clarinets being refered to, though I haven't had the
opportunity to play one, should behave in the same manner as the
Conn "plywood" clarinet in that it would have a rather dead tone.
To the best of my knowledge, hide glue is the only glue that allows
for vibration. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Steve Prescott
Instrument Repair Tech./clarinetist
Indiana State University

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