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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000315.txt from 1997/09

From: Jonathan Cohler <>
Subj: Re: ending the GreenLine plastic/composite thread
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 18:53:06 -0400

Roger Garrett wrote:

>It is possible that I may have misjudged many opinions!
>Let me rephrase that: I find the composite plastic to sound much closer
>to a wood clarinet than other plastic clarinets.

Have you analyzed the precise designs and tone hole specifications of the
plastic, composite and wood clarinets that you have "compared"?

If not, this is a meaningless statement. Because as the physics
demonstrates, it is the precise tone hole, bore and detailed design of the
instrument that makes the differences, not the material.

Jonathan Cohler

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