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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000742.txt from 2004/08

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Re: [kl] Eb mouthpieces?
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 22:15:45 -0400

At 10:38 AM 8/27/2004 -0400, Curtis Bennett wrote:
>I'm curious about the crystal glass ones. Some people I knew had those in
>Is anyone one type better than another, or is the general rule of higher
>price =
>better quality apply?

I always say they have a very "clear" tone. :-) Material is much less
important overall than chamber design and facing as far as producing a tone
is concerned. It seems that it is harder to get consistency in crystal
mouthpieces, but a good one is as good as a good one in any other
material. Major advantages of crystal are that the material is so hard
that the facing is unlikely to change from wear over time, and it will not
warp. The price/quality relationship is generally applicable in
mouthpieces, but there are exceptions, of course.

Bill Hausmann

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