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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000180.txt from 2001/02

From: Kent Krive <kkrive@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] I've been quiet......
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 13:43:25 -0500

Keep reporting, Walter. It's fascinating. Being the proud owner of two
Scotty Delrins, two Buffets with Scotty inserts, and two Chadash
Buffets, (of the six, three are for A and three for Bb), I enjoy hearing
what you do to achieve the results you cite.

Thanks, Kent

GrabnerWG@-----.com wrote:
>
> In a message dated 1/30/01 1:23:57 PM Central Standard Time,
> GrabnerWG@-----.com writes:
>
> <<
> I now have made a couple of barrels that work on my Buffet R-13 and Selmer
> 10-G's.
>
> The cocobolo makes a lovely warm rich tone. It however has a tendency to
> expand and shrink a great deal, I'm going to have to look into ways of
> stabilizing the wood. If anyone has pointers on this, I wood appreciate it
> greatly.
> >>
> I played one of my cocobolo barrels at rehearsal last night. After some oohs
> and ahhs from some of my colleagues in the woodwind section, we settled down
> to play.
>
> I was pretty comfortable, although I had to concentrate on not letting the
> throat tones go slightly flat. (on my next barrel I'm going to make the
> reverse cone in the barrel a little more tapered to see if this helps).
>
> At the end of the rehearsal I got good reviews on tone quality. My oboe
> playing colleague thought that the tone was open and more consistent
> throughout the range of the horn. That was nice to hear. My wife liked it
> too, and she is my best critic.
>
> I also made a barrel from Delrin, not as pretty a sound, but very consistent.
>
> I cannibalized an old barrel for the rings to put on the cocobolo barrel. The
> delrin barrel doesn't have rings.
>
> Question - should I continue these reports on barrel making experiments, or
> is it a waste of time for most people here?
>
> Walter
>
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