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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000598.txt from 1997/09

From: Jonathan Cohler <cohler@-----.net>
Subj: Re: Clarinet material
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 09:32:29 -0400

>On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Jonathan Cohler wrote:
>
>> I also believe that brass instruments are normally made of sufficient
>> thickness such that the wall vibrations are insignificant.
>
>Yes, but not only "thickness" in the case of brass instruments. Perhaps
>more operative factors would be "hardness" and "rigidity."
>
>Ed Lacy
>el2@-----.edu

The main issue for damping out wall vibrations is mass. The more mass the
less vibrations. Since density of a given material is a constant, the only
parameter the manufacturer has control over is the wall thickness.

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Jonathan Cohler
cohler@-----.net

   
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