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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000407.txt from 2003/06

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Needle springs
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 09:28:51 -0400

At 03:25 AM 6/13/2003 -0400, Nancy Buckman wrote:
>On the subject of needle springs, I was taught to spring all flutes with
>softer metal than needle springs are made of. As I thought about my
>statement of flutes not having needle springs (like the ones on clarinets
>and saxes), I wanted to know exactly why that was so. In looking on the
>net, I came across this site, www.matitflutes.com/06reach.html, which uses
>magnets for key movement instead of springs. While I haven't answered my
>own question of why needle springs aren't commonly used, I thought someone
>might be interested in reading about this flute.

That is one STRANGE (although beautiful) looking flute! I wonder what his
design for a clarinet would look like?

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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