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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001187.txt from 1998/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Re: Mouthpiece Facings & Reed Strength
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 18:44:21 -0400

At 09:44 AM 4/21/98 EDT, RCLARINET wrote:
>The B45, however, does not have what I would call a more graduated curve.
>It's schedule is not much longer, especially near the tip, and then the tip
>itself flares quickly open to a whopping 1.18, and some I have measured have
>gone up to 1.20!
>Only a sax player should ever play the B45. It is not fit for anyone who
>to play the clarinet seriously in a classical setting.

Wow! That's the first time I ever heard THAT advice! But since I do play
How about a B44? I believe it is both shorter and less open, but probably
is about the same chamber-wise?

Bill Hausmann
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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