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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000602.txt from 1997/09

From: "Steven Gordon, M.D. 729 X3151" <>
Subj: Kooiman
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 02:30:36 -0400

A search of the archives reveals no entries concerning the Tom Kooiman
universal adjustable thumbrest. It looks brilliant from the standpoint
of physics and anatomy (eg., ergonomics). Does anyone use this? Or do
you have students who do? Is it like other major innovations that have
difficulty going mainstream because of cost or the natural resistance of
musicians to change (clarinets and other baroque/classical instruments
seem to mutate much more slowly than any other engineered product)

Sharing of any personal or second hand experiences would be greatly

Thanks in advance

Steve Gordon M.D.
Beaverton, OR
"Internal Medicine is only a convenient way to support my clarinet
habit - would like to give up night call though!"

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