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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001503.txt from 1998/04

From: "Brian Wilcher" <>
Subj: Re: [klarinet] All Metal Clarinets
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 06:10:38 -0400

Remember that a Soprano Sax has a conical bore and a small narrow
mouthpiece. The clarinet has a cylindrical bore of various diameters, which
gives it totally different characteristics including natural scales and
overtone series. BTW the open holes and key holes are brought up to "finger
level" with tubes from the main body.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Hsien <>
Date: Sunday, April 26, 1998 6:13 PM
Subject: [klarinet] All Metal Clarinets

>Okay... this is a concept foreign to me. An all metal clarinet?
>Now, if the clarinet is simply made with metal, but thick walled, etc...,
>then never mind, but if it's thin walled (ie- saxophone), it makes me
>question the quality of sound out of one. Wouldn't it sound more like a
>soprano sax or something similar, rather than a clarinet? Also, and this
>really confuses me, how are open keys worked? Especially those with levers
>above them and the screws and all that which are put into the horn, but
>hidden away from the interior by the wall of wood.
>Any details are welcome. I just do not understand this.
>P.S. FYI, eBay is auctioning off a 1920's Slide Sax. At last check, the bid
>was at $155. It's at
>Jason Hsien
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