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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000190.txt from 1994/09

From: John Dohrmann <jdohrman@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: other than other woods...
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 1994 01:32:57 -0400

But I certainly have felt that fiberglass resin tubas (used by wimps of
course) were able to vibrate. So a matrix of resin and wood pieces could
be ok.

John Dohrmann
Puget Sound Water Quality Authority
Olympia, Washington

On Wed, 21 Sep 1994, Steve Prescott wrote:

> 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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