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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000184.txt from 1999/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Wood/plastic, etc...
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 04:41:09 -0400

At 09:22 PM 4/3/99 -0600, Roger Garrett wrote:
>On Sat, 3 Apr 1999, Bill Hausmann wrote:
>> Are you saying that, if we could convince a player that a plastic clarinet
>> is SUPERIOR to a wood one, that, as a result of that perception, he will
>> play BETTER on the plastic one? That is not the difference in material but
>> the player's PERCEPTION of the material that matters?
>A player's perception of the sound, as a result of the response and the
>resistance or lack of such, matters. The material affects the latter
>issues, so therefore the sound is affected.
The sound could be affected for better OR WORSE, then, right? The
resistance, response, etc. of a plastic Bundy may suit the player better
than that of a Buffet Prestige or Selmer Signature and result in better
tone being produced?

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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