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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000136.txt from 1999/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re: Density of Wood
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 08:07:15 -0500

At 12:39 AM 4/3/99 -0500, Fred Jacobowitz wrote:
> I think you are missing a very important facet here. The Actual
>surface texture is crucial to sound. Ask any acoustician. Surfaces
>reflect and refract sound, greatly affecting sound quality. The inside of
>plastic clarinets is completely smooth while that of wooden clarinets is
grainy. I
>am POSITIVE that therein lies as much of a difference as the density of
>the wood versus the density of plastic.
Sounds like an easy experiment to me. All you have to do is score some
fake grain on the inside of a plastic clarinet (a la Artley outsides) and
very smoothly polish a wood bore.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

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

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