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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000240.txt from 2000/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
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
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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