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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000278.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: ending the GreenLine plastic/composite thread
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 20:08:44 -0400

I really enjoyed this posting.....and I think Andy has a good idea of what
I have been talking about! Thanks for the note!

Roger Garrett

On Sat, 6 Sep 1997, Andrew Scholberg wrote:

> Roger,
> I own two plastic baroque flutes. One of them, a black imitation-ebony
> flute (pitched at A@-----. It's the
> perfect flute for an outdoor gig when there's a 90 percent chance of rain.
> The other, a white imitation-ivory flute (pitched at A=415), cost me $400
> and is worth five times the price. Its thick, masculine sound is gorgeous,
> and it's a joy to play. The plastic is heavy, dense, and pleasing in every
> way. My conclusion: plastic can be good and plastic can be bad.
> I've tried a few plastic alto recorders and have never found one that
> produces a rich sound. If anyone knows of one that plays like a
> professional instrument, let me know.
> Once, however, I bought a plastic Yamaha soprano recorder for $5 or $10,
> and it sounded as good as a $300 ebony soprano. (No matter how good a
> soprano recorder is, I can only take it in small doses. To be blunt, I hate
> the soprano recorder -- plastic or wood.)
> Andy Scholberg

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