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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000255.txt from 2001/07

From: "David C. Kumpf" <dkumpf@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Re:Mouthpieces recommendations - worth??
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 04:57:41 -0400

Agreed that the financial return has to be there.

Interestingly, knowing whether the merchandise is accurately dimensioned
will probably require independent measurement and publishing of the results
in a unbiased and forthright way.

...vote with your checkbook.

Dave Kumpf
mailto:dkumpf@-----.com
http://www.optimetra.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Charette [mailto:charette@-----.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 3:44 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] Re:Mouthpieces recommendations - worth??
>
>
> From: "David C. Kumpf" <dkumpf@-----.com>
> > Perhaps I'm confused here,
> > but suppose I am playing a B45, or 5RVL, or Pyne, or Smith, or whatever.
> If
> > I drop it and nick the rails, and need a new mouthpiece, I think it's
> > reasonable that I ought to be able to buy another mouthpiece of the same
> > designation and have the response be identical. Yet that will not be the
> > case if the variations are as large as mentioned for the B45.
>
> I agree with you with the caveat that is has to make financial
> sense for the
> companies to do such a thing. If in fact "quality control" does not result
> in any further financial gains then the company will probably forego such
> improvements.
>
> If in fact we as consumers band together and stop buying mass-produced
> mouthpieces because of inadequate QC then QC will come to be valued; if we
> continue to buy inaccurately dimensioned merchandise then nothing will
> change.
>
> Mark C.
>
>
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