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 Re: Beveled Side Rails
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-09-06 22:47

Brad Behn wrote:

> And with respect to mouthpieces, wide rails make for a
> dampened, duller, more resistant mouthpiece, by comparison to a
> mouthpiece with narrow rails.

Brad, that has been my experience as a player, too. But I've always sort of wondered why, given two mouthpieces with the same curve and **window width** a wider rail makes any difference. The reed has a fixed width. If the window ends at the same place on the reed (same window width under the same reed) why is there any difference in the amount of rail contacting the reed? The excess rail width appears to sit outside the edges of the reed itself.

Again, I'm assuming the same window width for both mouthpieces. Or do wider rails imply a narrower window?


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