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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000486.txt from 2000/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Differences in clarinets
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 06:27:00 -0400

At 11:33 PM 9/14/2000 -0500, Franklin Kercher wrote:
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill Hausmann <>
>Date: Thursday, September 14, 2000 9:49 PM
>Subject: [kl] Differences in clarinets
>>>It was fascinating to take calipers recently and measure the bores of
>>several clarinets I have to see how much they differed. My Bundy 1400, as
>>expected measured as advertised at .590 inch, and my Vito also came in
>>within measurement error at the specified .584. My Selmer Series 10 was
>>about .580. The surprise was my Rene Dumont, which I though was
>>small-bored, but came in at a tiny .563! Does anyone know what the
>>particular benefits/drawbacks of various bore sizes might be? Currently
>>available models generally run from .570 to .590. Large-bore horns are
>>sometimes sold as jazz horns (a la Leblanc Pete Fountain at .590).

> Just out of couriosity, did you measure at the tenons only or did you
>have an ID mike capable of going deep into the bore?
As I said, I had calipers. I measured at the top and bottom of the upper
main joint, and since those numbers seemed to agree with KNOWN dimensions
on a couple of them, I assumed that the figures would be valid or at least
consistent for the others. The top and bottom measurements tended to be
either identical or very close to the same for each instrument.

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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