Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Klarinet Archive - Posting 000203.txt from 1999/04

From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
Subj: [kl] The Mazzeo clarinet bell
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 08:34:13 -0400

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.53
> Subj: Re: [kl] Wood/plastic, etc...

> I thought the whole idea for the Mazzeo clarinet bell ( thin design, I
> believe and no bell ring) was to increase the vibrations of the clarinet and
> for improving resonance on low E and F and to improve B and C ( third line
> and third space ) I believe Selmer did quite a bit of research before
> marketing the bell. If I remember correctly they made some plastic bells as
> well as wood and there was a signifigant difference in response due to the
> material used . Rossario did quite a few clinics with his design as well as
> promoting his clarinets. The material did make a difference in this case.
>
> I enjoy the informative listings and hope all have a good Holiday!

Rosario told me that the main reason behind his bell was one of
weight. In the 1950s he had designed a Mazzeo system clarinet with
many, many mechanisms on it in support of his system and the weight
of the instrument was sufficient to cause some concern. The redesign
of the bell to eliminate the ring and reduce the thickness of the
walls was to attack that problem.

I doubt that Selmer did any research at all before marketing the bell.

>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Unsubscribe from Klarinet, e-mail: klarinet-unsubscribe@-----.org
> Subscribe to the Digest: klarinet-digest-subscribe@-----.org
> Additional commands: klarinet-help@-----.org
> Other problems: klarinet-owner@-----.org
>
=======================================
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
leeson@-----.edu
=======================================

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unsubscribe from Klarinet, e-mail: klarinet-unsubscribe@-----.org
Subscribe to the Digest: klarinet-digest-subscribe@-----.org
Additional commands: klarinet-help@-----.org
Other problems: klarinet-owner@-----.org

   
     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org