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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000822.txt from 1998/03

From: RCLARINET <RCLARINET@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Re: Vandoren Mouthpiece
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:44:10 -0500

In a message dated 3/13/98 7:07:51 AM, you wrote:

<<Appreciated the info on the Vandoren M13 vs. B45 mouthpieces. Wonder how the
Marcellus M13 Conmpares with the Vandoren M13. I have played a B45 for many
years, and recently purchased a Marcellus M13. It seems very much closed in
comparison and therefore a lot brighter. Thanks in advance for comments.

Dave E.
The Marcellus is a copy of Marcellus' own Kaspar mouthpiece interior. It has
a large bore, 90 mm length and a fairly deep baffel, with a profile concavity,
but very little "side to side" baffel concavity.
It tends to play a low pitch, and when the Marcellus is faulty it is usually
because it plays low.
The 13 is in reality a 1.10 tip opening in its' present incarnation. The
facing is a different critter from either facings you find on the M13
Vandoren, and both lack the beautiful double concavity of the Zinner French
chamber.
The brightness you experience is probably due to a variety of things, about
which I will not comment.
The rubber the Woodwind Company has used in the past is the same as Vandorens,
but I hope and think they are changing to a material with a darker, purer,
warmer sound, sans the edge so frequently found in the upper register of
Vandorens.
tom

   
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