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 RE: Wooden Buffet Mouthpiece
Author: Paul Wusow 
Date:   1999-02-15 08:29

I must disagree with Ray. If you read any books pertaining to acoustics (of the clarinet, or any other instrument in which sections can be made of various materials...) you will find that wood, hard rubber, plastic, etc.. all vibrate differently. The vibrations are also affected by temperature, humidity, altitude... a number of factors. i would suggest reading "Clarinet Acoustics" by O. Lee Gibson or "The Art of Clarinetistry" by Stubbins. Materials DO make a huge difference!

It may be possible for those people using wooden mouthpieces to seal the inside with a sealent such as Thompson's. This product is absorbed into the wood, therefore it does not weight the wood down, nor does it place a coating on the surface. These products are often used to seal the bores of clarinets and oboes to help keep moisture from being absorbed into the wood--thus preventing (or helping to prevent) cracking. Because the sealent is absorbed into the wood, it must be repeated when moisture begins to collect heavily in the treated area(s). Perhaps Greg Smith treats his mouth pieces with such a product.

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Mark P. 1999-02-11 02:53 
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Daniel 1999-02-11 22:52 
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Hiroshi 1999-02-12 03:09 
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Nancy Buckman 1999-02-12 19:12 
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Daniel 1999-02-12 21:48 
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Ray Swing 1999-02-14 18:57 
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Paul Wusow 1999-02-15 08:29 
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Mark Charette 1999-02-15 11:54 
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Paul Wusow 1999-02-15 16:21 
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Mark Charette 1999-02-15 18:21 
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Dee 1999-02-16 00:41 
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Hiroshi 1999-02-16 01:00 
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Mark Charette 1999-02-16 01:10 
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Hiroshi 1999-02-16 04:59 
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Rex Tomkinson 1999-08-22 10:27 
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