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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000353.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: ending the GreenLine plastic/composite thread
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 14:00:12 -0400 comments earlier, that I had not tried any out to
compare.....a setup huh?

We are back to the issue...that seems to be impossible to solve (unless
you accept the research time-oriented explanation)......plastic, wood,
etc.....all speculation until someone backs up the research for all to
try and experiment with. My feeling is, if the plastic were as good as
the wood (or composite plastic), the major clarinet makers would have made
some for us to try....and would pay people in professional positions to do
the advertising for them. As it is....we are stuck trying to guess!

Roger Garrett

On Sun, 7 Sep 1997, Jonathan Cohler wrote:

> Roger Garrett wrote:
> >I will be happy to try out your recommended, exact dimension
> >clarinets...wood against plastic, composite plastic against plastic, cp
> >against wood.....etc. .....please supply a list of those that match up in
> >specifications.
> >
> Ah, there's the problem. Practically nobody makes good commercial plastic
> (or other non-wood material) instruments.
> Greenline is the only one I know of.
> -----------------------
> Jonathan Cohler

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