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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000025.txt from 2000/04

Subj: Re: [kl] On Clarinets and Reeds
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 01:04:24 -0500

In a message dated 3/31/00 10:03:02 PM Central Standard Time, writes:


2. I was once told that the logo stamps on each piece of a clarinet should
be aligned to insure the instrument is playing at its maximum potential.
there any truth to this? I'm particularly curious about Buffet instruments
since I play an R-13. Perhaps you could best answer this one, Mr. Kloc.

In the "old days" a clarinet was supposedly made from a single billet of
wood, and the theory was that aligning the logos aligned the grain of the
wood and made for superior playing qualities.

This probably needs to be relegated to the status of folklore.

With the shortage of aged Grenedilla wood, clarinet are probably made from
what ever pieces are lying about and available.

This does not mean however, that you cannot find a "sweet spot" for your
barrel or bell. It is not, however, necessarily in line with the logos.

Walter Grabner
hand-crafted clarinet mouthpieces

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