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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000644.txt from 1998/03

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Metal and edge.
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 21:33:02 -0500

At 03:10 PM 3/10/98 PST, you wrote:
>I *think* that Bill & I are in agreement here. The C*s that I compared
>both had arch-shaped chambers (they appeared to be identical
>dimensionally)--and the metal mouthpiece had a softer tone.
>A sign of my age, I guess, that the S80 square chambers were released a
>few years after that.
The S80's came out, not surprisingly, around 1980. There is now an S90
series, too. (Extra credit question: When did the C85 clarinet mouthpiece
come out? Notice a trend here?) The arch chambers are less edgy. I
cannot explain why the metal one would sound softer, but the facing should
prove more durable in the long run.

Bill Hausmann
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Essexville, MI 48732
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