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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000330.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: ending the GreenLine plastic/composite thread
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 19:51:44 -0400

No argument with the quality of sound.....I should have said the feeling
when one blows through it. I am certain you are not playing on a plastic
Yamaha, Bundy or Vito are you Jonathan? Would you agree that they feel
remarkably different from a Noblet...which has the same basic undercutting
as its plastic counterparts?

By the way....I enjoy your recordings.....have many of them and are highly
recommended to my students. Glad to have you recording!

Roger Garrett

On Sun, 7 Sep 1997, Jonathan Cohler wrote:

> 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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