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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000445.txt from 1999/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re: Materials
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 21:02:10 -0400

At 06:22 PM 4/7/99 -0400, Karl Krelove wrote:
>I missed whatever prompted this, but I heartily disagree. My answer to the
>question is "absolutely!" Even a beginner _4th_ grader sounds different
>(and better) on a high-quality instrument/mouthpiece/reed combination than
>on stock "student" equipment. Now, I've never experimented to find out if he
>sounds better on an R13 or a 10G or an Opus....
Too many variables!!! How much different would the beginner sound if you
changed the instrument ONLY, and left the mouthpiece/reed setup the same?
I am not saying that there would be NO difference, but it would be
EXTREMELY difficult to tell, and which one sounded better might well be a
toss-up in a double-blind test. I'm sure much more difference would be
obtained by changing the setup and leaving the instrument the same.

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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