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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000597.txt from 1998/03

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Metal and edge.
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 22:18:39 -0500

At 08:42 AM 3/9/98 PST, Kevin Fay wrote:
Because of the strength of the
>metal, mpces can be constructed w/ thin walls--small chambers and high
Actually, it is easier to make LARGE chambers with thin metal walls.

>I doscounted the theory myself until I personally tries Selmer's
>excellent C* in both metal and rubber. Many great concert sax players
>have used the metal C*--like Marcel Mule.
I find Otto Link metals to be much louder and edgier than C* rubber
mouthpieces, and they have no noticeable baffle build-up. I'll have to
take your word about the C*, but check first to see if the chamber of each
is the same. Old C*'s have an arch-shaped chamber, the newer S-80 C*'s
have a square chamber, which is edgier (I own both). The Selmer metal
chamber is arch-shaped. That alone is enough to make all the difference.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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