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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000822.txt from 1998/03

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
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

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