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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000880.txt from 1997/09

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <>
Subj: Re: Re[2]: Zonda
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 20:44:16 -0400

On Thu, 18 Sep 1997 wrote:

> I would like to compile a table showing correspondance of reed brands and
> strengths between each other. I would also like to compile a table listing
> the major dimensions of different makes of clarinet mouthpieces.
> Unless of course such tables already exist, in which case I would be
> delighted to receive them.

As has already been mentioned to you, such charts already exist in the
catalogs of several of the major retailers. However, each one that I have
seen compares the tip openings only of mouthpieces. And, there are many
other factors which determine the way a mouthpiece plays or responds.
These additional factors would include the length of the lay, the shape
and size of the chamber, the length of the opening, the width of the
rails, and many others. What would be really helpful, in my opinion,
would be a chart which would begin to figure in more of those items.

Ed Lacy

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