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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001077.txt from 1998/04

Subj: Re: Pad Preferences
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 12:16:41 -0400


$80 per set of gortex pads is very inexpensive if the pads do not have to be
replaced. Standard pads may last a few years, but multiply the cost of replaing
them over the life of the clarinet (don't forget to add the labor costs), and it
becomes evident that gortex is the way to go. The only question is how do they
compare to standard pads or leather pads, and the effect on sound quality.

David S. Naden, Graduate Student
Cal State University Los Angeles

C E Field wrote:

> I have never had the occasion to try Gore-Tex pads but I am told they are $80
> per set. That's nearly $5 per pad. Ouch!
> Cindy

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