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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000433.txt from 2002/05

From: CBA <clarinet10001@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Selmer Series 9
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 04:01:06 -0400

Bill,

Could be misunderstanding on both parts, or
neither...LOL. Let me re-think this, since I am asking
for a description of something I can't see (your
clarinet bell.)

Is the OUTSIDE flared or egg shaped? If it is flared
like a normal bell, then it is at least similar to
what the RC Prestige instruments have. They might just
have a less pronounced egg shape inside. Also, is
there any part of the INTERIOR of the bell that is NOT
part of the egg shape, i.e. is there a part or parts
of the interior of the bell that is BELL shaped?

I am getting the impression that your bell is NOT a
regular sized bell? I do think I remember you asking
about custom cases, since your bell doesn't fit the
case you have.

The shape of the outside of the bell shouldn't make a
difference in the sound or performance of the low
notes, but the thickness of the wall of the bell, and
interior of the bell WOULD make a difference. A LARGE
sphere or egg inside the bell seems like it would do
odd things to the harmonics though.

Any pics you can send Bill?

Kelly Abraham
Woodwinds - New York City

--- William Wright <w7wright@-----.net> wrote:
>      <><> Kelly Abraham wrote:
> I have heard Steve Fox makes a bell with an egg like
> indention inside
> (Bill Wright was saying he has one...you might ask
> him.)
>
>
>
> My preceding post assumes that "egg-like
> indentation" means a fully
> spherical interior, not just a small indentation in
> an otherwise
> 'normal' flared bell.
>
>
>
> Cheers,
> Bill <who may have misunderstood what Kelly was
> saying>
>
> ================
>
> 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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