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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000475.txt from 1996/04

From: Steve Fowler <sfowler@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: key/pad "clearance" and throat tones
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 23:31:10 -0400

> Does pad clearance/mechanical tuning have a marked effect on the tone of
> individual notes? I've noticed since playing it more lately that my
> Selmer Recital Bb has extremely airy, insubstantial throat tones. I can
> get a sense of this because other Bb's I've got show up the difference
> (same mouthpiece, reed, etc.) The Selmer is in all other respects a great
> instrument. I'd like to investigate the question as a possible function
> of key/pad mechanics. Does this compute?
> ````````````````````````````````
> Bill Fogle
> Washington, DC
> `````````````````````````````````

Absolutely. This is one of the things that needs to be checked on new
instruments. One of many.

Steve Fowler (

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