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Author Topic: Barrel Tapers  (Read 18 times)

Offline shmuelyosef

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Barrel Tapers
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:14:35 PM »
I was looking at some information and I noticed that at Phil's site, his barrel taper measurements are only three points. Since I'm an ex-engineer and measurement geek (not just musical instruments) I have been exploring barrel tapers and trying to understand why I like the ones I do on various clarinet/mouthpiece combinations, so that I can be more deterministic. I recently purchased a Ferree's taper reamer and have been playing around with some crude barrels I'm turning on my lathe out of delrin and ABS. I have attached a sample output of some of the measurements I have made and the measuring setup I am using.
Soprano: Yanagisawa (Yani) S990
Alto: Yani A880, A990, Yamaha YAS82ZS
Tenor: Yani T880, T992, Yamaha YTS82ZS
Baritone: Yani B991, Selmer Mk VI
Flute: Yamaha J40, Muramatsu EX
Clarinet: Selmer CT, Series 9
BC: Yamaha 221mkii
Piano: Mason & Hamlin Model A, Fender Rhodes Stage 73 Mk I, Nord Electro 6HP