Klarinet Archive - Posting 000436.txt from 1998/03
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Greenlines
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 21:45:57 -0500
At 03:01 PM 3/6/98 -0700, Jacqueline Eastwood wrote:
>My R-13 A clarinet was made in about 1968; it is significantly heavier to
>both of my R-13 Bb's (one from 1976, the other from the early 90's). I
>have compared it to other, more recently manufactured A clarinets and it
>is noticeably heavier than them, also. I've never bothered to find out
>WHY, as the WHY doesn't really matter to me; it is simply a fact, and I
>often use a neckstrap to alleviate the thumb weight. Any one know for
>sure why this would be?
That the larger A clarinet would be heavier is no surprise. The
discrepancy between yours and newer ones must be caused by the difference
in density of the wood. You just have a particularly dense one. Whether
that is good or bad (except as it affects your thumb), I haven't a clue!
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