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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000366.txt from 1997/09

From: Jonathan Cohler <>
Subj: Re: ending the GreenLine plastic/composite thread
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 14:00:25 -0400

Roger Garrett wrote:

>On Sun, 7 Sep 1997, Jonathan Cohler wrote:
>> Roger Garrett wrote:
>> > Would you agree that they feel
>> >remarkably different from a Noblet...which has the same basic undercutting
>> >as its plastic counterparts?
>> The Noblet is a totally different design, is it not?
>Vito and Noblet have the same basic design.

Same "basic" design is not good enough for comparison, unless you mean they
have the same detailed design. Subtle rounding of tone holes and other
sharp edges, as well as precise bore shape, and pads and junctions are all
critical elements that make large differences in the way clarinets play.

Therefore, unless they have precisely the same design, the comparison is
invalid. I've never played these instruments, myself.

Jonathan Cohler

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