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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000365.txt from 1994/05

From: Cary Karp <nrm-karp@-----.SE>
Subj: Re: Selmer Bass Clarinet (low C)
Date: Sat, 21 May 1994 13:52:55 -0400

On Sat, 21 May 1994, Dawn Anthes wrote:
> I recently had the chance to try a Selmer Bass that went down to low
> C. I had a very hard time getting the thing to respond. The notes from c1
> to b1 (written) hardly played at all, below that and above that the thing
> would play but it was rather stuffy. Is it me? Is it the instrument? Is
> it broken? Are low C instruments normally like this? Is this something I
> will adjust to in time?

There are numerous points of adjustment on a C bass and if they're not all
pretty close to just right you can expect the thing to behave quite poorly.

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