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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000111.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Shilcock <>
Subj: Re: Greenlines cracking and making the things
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 03:57:46 -0400

But you've got to have the discarded wood to do this. If there is no
process which produces this, then there's nothing to make greenlines from,
so the saving in trees can only occur if Buffet don't increase production.
The situation may be even worse than this. Does anyone out there know how
many loads of non-greenline chips it takes to make a greenline?
The non-cracking "reason" looks much more convincing.
Roger Shilcock

On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Scott D. Morrow wrote:

> Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 12:25:34 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Scott D. Morrow" <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: Re: Greenlines cracking
> >Jeroen (I think) just said that Buffet Greenline clarinets (made out of
> >glued-together wood particles, intact section of Grenadilla) DO
> >crack, just less than others. I find this interesting; I thought the
> >whole point of wood that doesn't have grain is that cracking should be
> >much less likely to happen, or basically not happen.
> >
> >Any thoughts?
> >
> >Peter Stoll
> >Instructor of Clarinet and Chamber Music
> >University of Toronto
> Peter,
> I apologize for answering so "late" (I'm REALLY behind on my e-mail!)!
> My understanding was that the Greenline was developed from environmental
> concerns, NOT as an improved crack-resistant instrument. The idea was to
> make a "quality" clarinet out of wood that would normally be discarded,
> thereby saving trees.
> -Scott
> Scott D. Morrow
> Department of Biochemistry
> School of Hygiene and Public Health
> Johns Hopkins University
> (410) 955-3631

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