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 Re: Backun Mouthpiece=Zinner Blanks
Author: David Spiegelthal 2017
Date:   2006-08-18 20:24

On a practical level, I've done extensive experimentation with both mirror-polished smooth facings vs. rough-finished facings, and smooth mouthpiece interiors vs. relatively rough finishes. All I can report is that I have been able to achieve equally good (or equally bad!) results with any combination of these finishes. As a practical matter, I finish my facings mirror-smooth because I judge the curve optically (rather than measuring with gauges), and a shiny smooth surface is necessary for me to do that. I tend to leave the interiors semi-smooth (or semi-rough, depending on your perspective) because it's quite a bit of work to get them very smooth (for no measurable performance improvement in my experience), although smoother internal finishes are more esthetically pleasing, I think.

Other mouthpiece makers and refacers may have (in fact, some do have) different experiences and opinions. One well-known refacer once wrote that his mouthpieces played better with a rough interior finish, for example. Such a finish, by the way, would most certainly NOT promote laminar flow, even if true laminar flow were possible at the very low Reynolds numbers (there ya go, Tony!) existing in the airstream within a clarinet mouthpiece.

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