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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000316.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Scientific American Article
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:42:59 -0500

On Thu, 5 Mar 1998, George Kidder wrote:
> But this is a quibble, and the real problem remains. If indeed the shape
> and size of the bore and its vents is the only thing that affects the tone,
> loading the plastic with dense wood is merely a way to further strain our
> right thumbs. As several have commented, we will never be sure of the
> effect of clarinet material on our playing until someone makes a plastic
> clarinet with the same skill and devotion as currently used on wood
> instruments, and until some expert players are willing to give these
> instruments an unbiased trial.

I really like the way the Greenline clarinet looks as opposed to your
basic, brushed Yamaha or Selmer plastic clarinet. It really looks like a
wood clarinet! Maybe the wood dust helps with the aesthetic appearance?

Roger Garrett

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