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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000126.txt from 1999/04

From: musictrader <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re: Density of Wood
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 23:57:20 -0500

>Acoustical Twin - Leblanc Concerto , Opus - what about the difference in
>>the density of the wood used for each one? If I remember right, the Opus
>>uses more dense wood.
>But this makes absolutely no difference in the acoustical qualities of the
>instruments. Wood density, like plastic vs. wood, is irrelevant as long as
>inside shape is identical.
>- Tim Roberts,
>Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
Bravo Tim,

Finally, someone with an opinion relating to the acoustics of woodwinds
based on facts, not subjective "gut" feelings! As you undoubtedly already
know, there exists an overwhelming amount of documented evidence proving as
much (Bakus, Rossing, Benade, etc. etc. etc.). For those of you who insist
upon comparing violin acoustics with clarinet acoustics, trumpet acoustics
with flute acoustics: be advised that Woodwind acoustics, Brasswind
acoustics, and Stringed Instrument acoustics, ALL operate, and are based
upon unique and entirely separate physical (i.e. physics) priciples from
one another.

"His closely held beliefs will not be swayed by facts or reason."

Best Regards to you all,
Lars Kirmser Editor Woodwind Quarterly

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