Klarinet Archive - Posting 001134.txt from 1997/12
From: "Loh Tzu Liang" <tlloh@-----.sg>
Subj: Re: humidity
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 21:05:27 -0500
From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Date: 31 December 1997 02:51
Subject: Re: humidity
>On Tue, 30 Dec 1997, Dee Hays wrote:
>> For whatever reason, the professional level woods (and
>> most intermediate woods) sound a lot better than the plastics. But woods
>> sensitive to the environment with the possibility of cracking (though
this can be
>> successfully repaired).
>Uh oh......this could spell trouble Dee.......we had WW15 a couple months
>back on this (well......a friendly WW15.....)....and it was over the
>course of a few days. For the record, I agree with you, but you may find
>others on the list who become absolutely incensed at the suggestion that
>the material makes a difference!
Well, I guess the player's skills wld also hv to play a part too ;-)
Here in Singapore, we generally prefer to use wooden instruments as we can
feel the difference when playing it. My guess is that wood is harder and
hence wld resonate as well as project the sound better..is that true? what
is the real reason?
We also use plastic clarinets more for marching purposes as they are
lighter, more hardy, less affected by the intense scorching sun and much
cheaper to replace. They are also generally easier to maintain.