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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000313.txt from 1997/09

From: Jonathan Cohler <>
Subj: Re: ending the GreenLine plastic/composite thread
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 18:46:23 -0400

Roger Garrett wrote:

>What the below says so well is great! What is ommitted and is important
>to note is that most other plastic clarinets are not Composite
>Plastics.....therefore, the instrument Buffet has come up with is
>remarkably different from a standard plastic clarinet that does not have
>the wood chips/dust etc. as part of its material. Most people will agree
>that the material itself is important in providing a resonating
>chamber....and the Composite Plastic quality is much closer to a wood
>clarinet in this regard than other plastic clarinets.

Most people may agree, but they would be wrong if they did. As I noted in
my previous post, wall vibrations are of no significance to the audible
sound produced by a clarinet.

Jonathan Cohler

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