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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000859.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Re: Vandoren Mouthpiece
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:44:47 -0500

Actually Bill, if you reread many of the posts of the people who claim
materials make no difference, they speak of materials in the clarinet
itself, not the mouthpiece. Most of them concede that that mouthpiece
materials actually do resonate/vibrate significantly to affect the sound.
I thought you believed this too....don't you?

Roger Garrett

On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Bill Hausmann wrote:

> At 09:27 AM 3/13/98 EST, Tom (Ridenour?) wrote:
> >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.
> Oh, geez! Are we now saying that not only does the material make a
> difference but, in mouthpieces at least, the particular FORMULATION of the
> same basic material (hard rubber) makes a difference?
> Bill Hausmann
> 451 Old Orchard Drive
> Essexville, MI 48732
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> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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