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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000149.txt from 1997/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Greenlines cracking and making the things
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 20:39:57 -0400

At 08:57 AM 9/3/97 +0100, you wrote:
>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
Consider the very name of the clarinet: "GREENline." Whether the original
purpose was to save trees or not, the MARKETING is clearly environmental.
I suspect they got tired of wasting all that wood and wanted to see if they
could figure out a way to use it for clarinet production. It is the
equivalent of chipboard or particle board, at a higher level perhaps, but
the principle is the same: recycling. Their guarantee against cracking is
in all likelyhood (pure speculation on my part) part incentive to buy a
Greenline vs. a regular R13 and part a belief, logical I think, that the
composition body will be less prone to cracking. Time will tell.
Pan-American thought their composition clarinets would be impervious to
cracking. Very few remain today. Guess why.

Bill Hausmann
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Essexville, MI 48732

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