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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000374.txt from 1998/03

From: Mitch Bassman <>
Subj: Re: Scientific American Article
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:43:57 -0500

Francois Kloc wrote at 09:39 AM 3/5/98 EST:
>In response to Mr. Bassman's post, an e-mail (similar to my post to this list
>on 3/4/98) was sent to Ms. Harby via the Scientific American web site.
>Best Regards,
>Francois Kloc
>Woodwind Product Specialist
>Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments, Inc.

For the record, I wasn't disagreeing with anything in Karla's article or in
Francois's clarifications. I originally brought the Karla Harby article to
the attention of this mailing list only because of its connection with
recent discussions about the irrelevance of material on the sound of
clarinets -- not because of any controversy surrounding the used of
endangered trees. I forwarded the Francois Kloc posting to Karla Harby and
subsequently posted her response only to give her a chance to comment.

Merci, M. Kloc, for the message you sent directly to my email address
offering to answer any questions I might have about your Green Line
product. I have not yet had the pleasure of trying any clarinets of that
model; however, I have read many favorable comments about their quality. I
do own three (pre-Green Line) grenadilla Buffet clarinets. And, by the way,
you express yourself quite well in English. No apologies are required.

(We now return you to your regularly scheduled discussion of how darker
colored reeds result in "darker" tone.)

Mitch Bassman
Burke, Virginia, USA

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