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Is there a reason why the ramp table (term from Theo Wanne's site is rounded on saxophone mouthpieces as opposed to straight on clarinet mouthpieces. It's just idle curiosity on my part.

Hopefully the attached photo of side by side alto sax and clarinet mouthpieces illustrates what I'm speaking of.



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I think it is just from the tools used to finish the throat area. Clarinets are rectangular or A shaped with pointed corners. So a flat file is used. Sax MPs mostly have round throats so round shaped Files are used. It is easy enough to switch files to finish the window but why do that? Most are machine shaped now but a tradition was established.
 
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