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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000857.txt from 1999/01

From: Fred <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Brannenizing
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 09:15:49 -0500

At 04:38 AM 1/18/99 -0800, you wrote:

re Brannenizing:

>Clearance at tenons is created for
>easy assembly and help in crack prevention.

What does that mean?

Pads are changed to get the best seal possible.

Is a factory padding on a new professional horn that much less than perfect?

>Cork pads are applied to the upper joint for longev-ity
>and clarity of each note.

Do cork pads increase clarity?


>After all of the above modifications have been
>made, final assembly is completed. During this
>process, they apply their unique acoustical balanc-ing
>which produces an improved response, even-ness,
>and resonance throughout the entire range
>of the clarinet.

Specifically, what is "acoustical balancing"? Do they undercut and/or wax
tone holes? Again- is this necessary on a new professional horn?


I am asking these questions in a peaceful manner- I am not flaming Brannen.
It just seemed that upon careful reading, some of these points didn't make
too much sense to me.

Fred (

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