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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000146.txt from 2002/05

From: George Kidder <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Adjectives (was: Too many barrel choices!)
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 08:15:08 -0400

At 12:00 AM 5/6/02, William Wright wrote:
>I have a custom-made bell for my Bb that is 100% spherical in shape
>(internal shape) rather than flared. It is a version of the "bulbous
>bell" that was part of Stadler's basset horn, back in Mozart's days.

Bill, I am having a hard time visualizing this. Like, most of us, I
suspect, I have never seen such a "bell". To me, "100% spherical" would
not allow for an inlet or an outlet, which is absurd. I presume you mean
"except for the inlet and outlet, 100% spherical." Are the holes the same
size? Rounded corners?



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