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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000052.txt from 2000/04

From: George Kidder <gkidder@-----.org>
Subj: [kl] Concave table (was Need help from list.)
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 21:19:46 -0400

Good thought. Tried it with my Hite M43 (the only good mouthpiece I own.)
The straight edge was a steel mechanics ruler, so it should be quite
straight. There is definitely light coming through, with the ruler placed
either on the middle (where it contacts the baffle) or to one side so that
it rests on the side rails before the curve of the facing starts.

MP plays well, for me.

N=1; good luck,

George

At 01:04 AM 4/2/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a question for any of you out there who care to experiment a bit.
>
>Would you take a moment, and while holding a straight edge against the table
>of your mouthpiece, look toward a light source and see if you can see light
>between the table and the straight edge at any point except the actual
facing?
>
>If you do, you are playing on a mouthpiece with a concave table.
>
>Please lets not deluge the list with arguments or opinions regarding the
>viability of concave vs flat tables. Lets take an honest look at what we are
>playing on and report the facts. We might find some interesting results.
>
>Walter Grabner
>www.clarinetxpress.com
>
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