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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000320.txt from 2001/07

From: "David C. Kumpf" <dkumpf@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Re:Mouthpieces misconceptions!!!!!
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 00:13:28 -0400

I got a laugh out of your description of the gnome doing QC...

Anyway, the Vandoren brochure (downloaded from their web site) says:

"Professional musicians test mouthpieces
for quality, sound, and pitch."

Of course, it doesn't say what happens as a result of the test. ;-)

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

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> Subject: RE: [kl] Re:Mouthpieces misconceptions!!!!!
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>
> I terms of your above comment, there is a built in assumption
> that someone actually PLAYS a stock mouthpiece before it enter
> the distribution chain.
>
> I doubt that this is true except in a very few cases.
>
> One envisions a gnarled little man, sitting in the "XYZ" factory
> snatching each mouthpiece off the assembly line and playing
> "Daphnis" or "Rite of Spring", and angrily casting aside all
> mouthpieces that dont make the cut.
>
> I can tell you right now, that doesn't happen.
>
> In almost all cases, the first person to play a particular
> mouthpiece is the customer in the music store. That's where the
> quality control is.
>
> Walter Grabner
> www.clarinetxpress.com
>
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