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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000144.txt from 1997/09

From: "Brian Ackerman" <ackerman@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: Greenline
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 19:42:03 -0400

I don't quite see how instrument makers profits will soar. Material costs
are only a small percentage of the manufacturing costs. Greenline clarinets
are just as expensive for Buffet to make, as they go through exactly the
same process as the wooden ones. Grenadilla is in any case very cheap in
bulk, a clarinet joint size costs me about $12, and I don't buy in bulk!
I suppose Buffet might save a bit by not having to replace as many cracked
clarinets though.
Brian Ackerman.

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> From: Roger Shilcock
<roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
> To: klarinet@-----.us
> Subject: Re: Greenline
> Date: 03 September 1997 16:27
>
> Quite.
> Presumably the real revolution will only come when *no* clarinets (or
> oboes) are turned out of wood (especially blackwood/mpingo), but instead
> are all made out of dust- or chip-rich composite - a sort of musical
> chipboard. There will then be a sharp fall in the price of mpingo wood;
> naturally, fewer people will want to grow or nurture or whatever it, and
> the profits of the instrument makers will soar into the exosphere.....
> Roger Shilcock
>
>
> On Wed, 3 Sep 1997 Jrykorten@-----.com wrote:
>
> > Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 10:28:36 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: Jrykorten@-----.com
> > Reply-To: klarinet@-----.us
> > To: klarinet@-----.us
> > Subject: Re: Greenline
> >
> > In a message dated 97-09-03 00:37:28 EDT, you write:
> >
> > <<
> > 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
> >
> > SDM@-----.edu
> > >>
> >
> >
> > You guys are dreaming if you think this model has anything to do with
> > anything but maximizing resources - the dust on the floor. Think about
the
> > quantity of wood that has to be whittled away to make a tube. Then
think
> > about what they pay for the wood. Then think what any right thinking
business
> > person would do under those circumstances.
> >
> > I find the environmental thing to be a bit disingenuous. True by
definition
> > but not by motivation.
> >
> > Jerry Korten
> > NYC
> >

   
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