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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000359.txt from 1999/01

From: Jack Kissinger <kissingerjn@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: [kl] question
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 09:37:44 -0500

According the the Boosey & Hawkes website the register key is 1 mm higher on
the Vintage. You can find a summary of this and other differences at:

http://www.boosey.com/mi/vintage.html

Best regards,
Jack Kissinger
St. Louis

David Renaud wrote:

> I've been told, perhaps someone could confirm or correct this,
> that the placement of the tube in the "Vintage" is different,
> that there be a trade off in the tubes placement between
> good tuning, and excessive overtones, and this placement
> has evolved over the years. Perhaps they have played with
> many other things: bore?undercutting?.
> In any case, the Vintage is a return to the original specs.
> and my short experience on a vintage is that is feels quite
> different. The tuning definitively feels different. I assume
> that some older players that grew of with these specs.
> would like it. Also, perhaps Kaspar mouthpieces were
> designed and finished playing on a clarinet more in line
> with the Vintage specs- intonation-feel??
>
> Dave Renaud
>
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