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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000338.txt from 2002/05

From: (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] To Green Line or Not Green Line?
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 09:51:47 -0400

<><> Joe Wakeling wrote:
Price: the salesman in the store where I will be buying said he felt it
was wrong for Buffet to charge the same price for a cheaper material.

The cost of the wood in a clarinet is negligible. It's the labor and
tooling and sales effort that cost.

You commented about maintenance cost. How much does it cost to
maintain the wood in a clarinet? If it cracks and can't be pinned,
then the cost is major, of course. But otherwise all of the
maintenance is in keys and pads and corks and so forth --- which are the
same for both body materials.

(I'm not giving an opinion about which material is best, I'm just
commenting about issues which seem irrelevant to me.)



If I had Stadler's mouthpiece, would I play better? Or do I need his
ligature also? Or perhaps he and I are different persons? If I had
Mozart's pen, would I compose better?


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