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Offline Airflyte

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Is my old Bundy Resonite bell actually wooden?
« on: June 23, 2013, 01:24:23 PM »
I have an early wooden Bundy soprano clarinet. The barrel and body are all made from wood. The bell clearly says Resonite on the sticker but appears to have a grain pattern to it.

I always thought that actual Resonite was completely smooth without the fake wood grain pattern.
The attached pics will show what I\'m talking about. What do you think??
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RE: Is my old Bundy Resonite bell actually wooden?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 07:40:33 AM »
It looks like the bell has a small crack on the inside, which tells me that it\'s wood, although it\'s a little hard to see if the pattern on the inside of the bell is a wood grain or just aged plastic with such a narrow depth of field. Usually a synthetic piece only has a wood grain on the outside.

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RE: Is my old Bundy Resonite bell actually wooden?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 10:59:40 PM »
bizarre!  looks very wooden to me
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RE: Is my old Bundy Resonite bell actually wooden?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 06:32:42 PM »
I really think it\'s wood. I didn\'t notice the crack (it may be just a scratch as it crosses over the grain). Looking at it right now using the computer monitor as a backlight, I see actual wood grain inside the bell.
ZoeB, you must be into photography too if know a shallow DOF is ;)

Maybe Selmer was ramping up production of Bundy\'s during a transition to Resonite.
Just slapping on Resonite stickers on any bell in the parts bin :-/
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RE: Is my old Bundy Resonite bell actually wooden?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 03:43:20 PM »
Quote from: \'TheBlueBeamPolkaProject\' pid=\'1132\' dateline=\'1372210362\'

I really think it\'s wood. I didn\'t notice the crack (it may be just a scratch as it crosses over the grain). Looking at it right now using the computer monitor as a backlight, I see actual wood grain inside the bell.
ZoeB, you must be into photography too if know a shallow DOF is ;)

Maybe Selmer was ramping up production of Bundy\'s during a transition to Resonite.
Just slapping on Resonite stickers on any bell in the parts bin :-/


perhaps its a leftover from the days of the wooden bundys
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RE: Is my old Bundy Resonite bell actually wooden?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 06:16:04 PM »
Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'1135\' dateline=\'1372373000\'

Quote from: \'TheBlueBeamPolkaProject\' pid=\'1132\' dateline=\'1372210362\'

I really think it\'s wood. I didn\'t notice the crack (it may be just a scratch as it crosses over the grain). Looking at it right now using the computer monitor as a backlight, I see actual wood grain inside the bell.
ZoeB, you must be into photography too if know a shallow DOF is ;)

Maybe Selmer was ramping up production of Bundy\'s during a transition to Resonite.
Just slapping on Resonite stickers on any bell in the parts bin :-/


perhaps its a leftover from the days of the wooden bundys

Hi Dave, it is a wooden Bundy with a Resonite sticker applied to the bell. I would love to find a definitive serial number list for the older Bundy woodwinds !!
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RE: Is my old Bundy Resonite bell actually wooden?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 11:25:18 PM »
weird!  wonder why the didn\'t just forego the resonite part, because, you know, ITS NOT RESONITE
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