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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000194.txt from 2005/04

From: Tim Roberts <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re:ceramic clarinets
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 17:05:19 -0400

On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 13:28:27 +0100, Tom Flavel <> wrote:

>I just looked briefly on the web: here are some modern ceramic instruments.
>I'd no idea these were made!
>These are more what I had in mind when I was pondering ceramics for
>mouthpieces earlier: a material hard enough so as not to distort over time,
>but still millable.
>So, you'd fire it and then machine it down to specific tollerances.

I am unable to resist quoting the following line from that page:
'The tone has a warmness because of the "fired material"'

Does it then follow that I can make my own tone more "wam" by leaving
the clarinet in the oven for a few hours? It already spends 23 hours
every day in complete darkness, and that hasn't seemed to have made the
tone more "dark".

Perhaps if I soaked it in chocolate...

- Tim Roberts,
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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