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 Re: plastic vs wood top joint
Author: heckelmaniac 
Date:   2017-02-05 23:21

In my estimation, some acoustical difference may exist between different
types of polymer used to make oboes.
Cast Acrylic seems to me to be the best acoustically, followed by extruded
Acrylic. Injection molded Acrylic is my least favorite.
Loree has used several different polymers over the years.
My favorite Loree polymer acoustically is the marbled ("swirly") gray-white material Loree used in the 1970s. Loree has also used a gray-ish polymer and jet-black polymer.
Polymer or hard rubber sleeves seem to have no effect on the tone of an oboe that I can discern. I have an old professional model Malerne oboe lying about made completely out of hard rubber, and it has a rather pleasant sound.
With all Dalbergia species of wood (including African Blackwood) being placed on the CITES list as of January 1, 2017, I surmise we will see much more in the way of synthetic materials being used for oboe making...


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