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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000716.txt from 1999/06

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: [kl] comparison
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 08:10:30 -0400

> >Please rephrase your question. They are as individual as hard rubber
> >mouthpieces are. There is essentially no "glass mouthpiece"
> >characteristic. The only disadvantage is they break easier if you drop
> >them. On the other hand, you can leave them in the sun or wash them in
> >hot water and they don't warp or melt.

> Also, facings are relatively permanent, due to the hardness of the material.

The facings are not permanent. I have refaced many crystal mouthpieces.
While they wreak havoc on sandpaper and tools, the results can be quite
Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director - Concert Band, Symphonic Winds & Titan Band
Advisor - Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University

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