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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000240.txt from 2000/09

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cats/new to list/Pierre Morceau
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 05:55:52 -0400

At 11:48 PM 9/6/2000 -0400, David Niethamer wrote:
>on 9/6/00 7:09 PM, Bill Hausmann wrote:
>
>>Is the "wood" grain on the INSIDE as well as the
>>outside of the clarinet? Look inside the bell and in the tenon sockets,
>>where bright, shiny, ungrained black will give away a plastic pretender.
>
>Well, maybe. I have a couple of older clarinets that have had their bore
>polished to the extent that it is quite shiny, and the grain is no longer
>visible. And yes, they *are* wooden instruments!
>
The difference on the brush-finished plastic clarinets is generally
immediately obvious. Also, that finish has only relatively recently become
popular, so if a clarinet is OLD, chances are it is not done that way (no
guarantee, of course).

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.com
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