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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000203.txt from 2005/08

From: "Steve White" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Ah, ligatures....Gold vs. Silver
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 11:07:49 -0400

I know that the largest amount of difference the ligature makes for me is very
likely psychological.

If I had to try and frame it into a scientific medium....I would only reason
that Gold had a denser molecular structure than that of Silver and such
difference may soften/darken(whatever) the sound somewhat. Knowing that gold
plated items are silver plated first adds to the density of material for the

But this is probably just BS. It does look very nice on the instrument though.


Steve White
Whittier, CA

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