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 RE: Student vs. Pro mouthpiece
Author: paul 
Date:   2000-01-14 21:10

Roger:

I asked the master professional what specifications he needed to make my mp. He told me what he needed and not much more. I put down in a letter to the master professional mp maker my type/brand of clarinet (needed data), what length of barrels I used for which tuning frequency (i.e 66 mm for A=440) (needed data), my personal background and general experience with music on the clarinet(which surely isn't very much at all) (extraneous data), my requested mp style number (needed data) and my personal expectations from it (helpful data). I let the master pro do his magic from there. I left it to him to interpret how to make it work with these sometimes very fuzzy "specifications". This particular person was a student of the great Frank Kaspar. I could also pick up in our conversation that the mp maker had dozens of pending orders with a lot fuzzier details than what I gave him. Some of these customers had at least three mps on order, with different playing requirements for each mp.

I also had an insider's perspective from my pro tutor. My tutor introduced me to the particular brand and model a couple of years ago and I have to admit it was fantastic. My new pro grade custom made mp is equally great.

So, there you have it. Master professional equipment makers only need to know your expectations and very few technical details. I say let these folks work their magic as they see fit. They will be happier not being micromanaged and I think you will be happier with the results. I know I am.


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