Klarinet Archive - Posting 000867.txt from 1998/03
From: RCLARINET <RCLARINET@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Re: Re: Vandoren Mouthpiece
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:44:55 -0500
In a message dated 3/13/98 6:39:03 PM, you 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
>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
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?
There are different grades of hard rubber and few mouthpieces today are made
from pure rubber, but a mixture or recipe if you will of plastic and rubber.
It is this formula that has a decided effect on tone color.