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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001055.txt from 1998/04

From: George Kidder <>
Subj: Mouthpiece Facings & Reed Strength
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 10:50:56 -0400

Resent since the memory hole got it before -

>Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 09:02:23
>To: klarinet
>From: George Kidder <>
>Subject: Mouthpiece Facings & Reed Strength
>Roger Garrett wrote:
>>The M13 mouthpiece has the following schedule and tip opening:
>>104 tip opening (1.04)
>Roger -
>I have been wondering about measurement of mouthpieces for some time. In
your schedule for the M13, the tip opening seems clear enough (are these
100th's of a mm) and I BELIEVE the other 4 numbers are distances back along
the curve to the point of insertion of certain thickness feeler gauges
between the mouthpiece and a flat plate, but I neither know the thickness of
these gauges nor the units of measurement (except that they can't be 100ths
of mm or the first one would require a microscope to observe.)
>Since I know you are "into" this subject at the present, could you tell us
what these numbers measure. I suspect I am not the only person who is both
ignorant and interested.
George Kidder

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