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 Re: Higher end plastic/acrylic mouthpieces?
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2019-11-24 07:51

From my readings, acrylic is a much harder material than "hard rubber". One site mentioned that acrylic is10 times tougher than glass. This, to me, means that the acrylic facing would probably never wear out. Even Ridenour's ad for his bass clarinet mentions that it is made of hard rubber and Dupont acrylic. He goes on to state that this combination is harder, more stable, and durable than pure hard rubber. He also states that it will never discolor, warp, or oxidize.

So...the question in my mind is...why do we keep saying hard rubber is the "best" material for pro mouthpieces? Is it simply because it's easier to work with?

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