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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000075.txt from 1994/01

From: "Robert S. Spring" <ierss@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Stubbins?
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 1994 11:50:48 -0500

The Stubbins clarinets were made by LeBlanc. They featured the Stubbins
S/K mechanism that was suposed to take care of the throat tone Bb problem.
The mechanism, invented by Stubbins and the Ann Arbor Kaspar, opened
another tone hole for the throat tone Bb-in essence using a separate tone
hole for the throat tone Bb and the register key. I was in school studying
with John Mohler at Michigan while he was still alive and found him to be a
wonderful man and teacher. In fact, we all used that style clarinet in the
Michigan marching band at the time.....Jordan, you should remember that!

All my best.

>My discovery of this wonderful list a few days ago has prompted me to
>dig out my own clarinet, which has been in a closet since I graduated
>from high school 13 years ago. Imagine my surprise to find that I remembered
>(or should I say my fingers remembered) the chromatic scale. In the hopes
>of soon returning to amateur playing, I need some advice on an instrument.
>My high school clarinet is wood, made by Wm. H. Stubbins. I have no idea
>if it is a particular model. Is anyone out there familiar with this maker?
>It seems to be in pretty good shape but needs new pads. Or is this a
>hopeless relic that should be abandoned in favor of a new instrument? (I'm
>afraid I'm of the "aesthetically pleasing @-----.)
>Any advice appreciated.
>Kristan Tetens
>Michigan State University

Dr. Robert S. Spring
School of Music
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0405
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