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 Re: The Backun CG Carbon Fiber/Wood Clarinet
Author: shmuelyosef 
Date:   2018-02-09 03:01

If they wrapped it tangentially and used a resin that shrinks to put the wood in compression it would probably help with the cracking issue. The issue with clarinets, as was played out with the metal ones, is that they have a bore that is small compared to our expectation of their diameter. So either you need to build tonehole chimneys on a thin shell, or you need a cylinder with a wall thickness of 7-8mm...if this is wood or hard rubber, that's heavy compared to, say, a thinwall silver-plated flute.

I am unabashedly from the camp that material only makes a difference in the texture and elasticity of the bore surface. Most wood clarinets have porosity and visible (i.e. acoustically active) grain. The finest clarinets are polished with some magic working fluid that fills the voids and makes a glassy surface...almost as good as modern high-tech plastics, but not as reproducible. Plastic and hard rubber clarinets, while resistant to moisture and temperature excursions (compared to wood), are pretty susceptible to breaking when stands are knocked over or a clumsy person drops a joint. The fine powder filler used in Greenline and the like are more susceptible to breakage than they would be if fiber strands (say, for example of bamboo) were incorporated, but a carbon-fiber reinforced clarinet cast in epoxy or other structural resin would be stable, invincible, and have a satisfying feel/weight. I believe this is where some of the expensive experiments we see are heading. At that point of sophistication they could easily be made at a cost competitive with mid-level professional clarinets, but probably not competitive with Vito plastic clarinets.

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