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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000229.txt from 1997/09

From: elspeth4@-----. Grant)
Subj: Re: Greenlines cracking
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 00:56:10 -0400


I am aware that the Greenline clarinets contain 10% of some form of
plastic, but the rest of it is wood. I think that makes it a composite
clarinet, not a plastic clarinet. As noted in later parts of this thread,
if Buffet had used a laminate, it might be cracking more, not less. I
don't think it's impossible that Greenlines would crack, because they are
mostly wood and wood has weaknesses, sometimes ones that have little to
do with grain. But they haven't really been in use long enough to find
out how often and under what conditions cracking could occur.


"You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge
and come out completely dry. Most people do."
--The Phantom Tollbooth

On Wed, 3 Sep 1997 07:41:30 -0400 (EDT) writes:
>No offense, but the idea that GreenLines crack "less" as opposed to not
>cracking at allis absurd. The GreenLine is a plastic, plain and simple.
>The Greenline billets are a composite plastic meaning it is made with
>or more parts and is formed (densified) under heat and pressure.
Therefore, it
>should never crack do to extreme temperature changes.
>It just proves that a professional clarinet can be made from plastic and
>sound as good, if not better than wood. I just wish Buffet would have
used a
>better plastic (i.e. - laminate) that would posess the color and grain
pattern patten
>of grenidilla, rosewood, etc. I'll never buy a wood clarinet again,
plastic is
>the supreme being!

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