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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000404.txt from 2003/10

From: "Buckman, Nancy" <nebuckman@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: [kl] bass clarinet woods
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 14:02:12 -0400

Although I have "heard" the virtues of cocobolo in instruments made by
Stephen Fox, I have never been tempted to work with it due to the highly
toxic oils in the wood.

Hammerschmidt advertises that they will make clarinets from either =
cocobolo or grenadilla on their website. I play a cocobolo wood =
mouthpiece and have no problem with "toxic oil". My barrels and bells =
are cocobolo too.

Nancy

Nancy E. Buckman, CPO, AFO, Technical Assistant
School of Health Professions, Wellness and Physical Education
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD 21012-1895 USA
Phone 410-777-2316 Fax 410-777-2233
E-mail nebuckman@-----.edu

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