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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000808.txt from 1997/09

From: "Brian Ackerman" <ackerman@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: Thumbrests & neck straps
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 16:46:45 -0400

I would try a thumb cushion first. I think the BG one is best, as it is
less liable to splitting than most others.
Brian Ackerman.

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> From: Mark Charette <charette@-----.com>
> To: klarinet <klarinet@-----.us>
> Subject: Thumbrests & neck straps
> Date: 15 September 1997 03:23
>
> I'm experiencing numbness in my right thumb after an hour
> or so of practice (it's been getting a little worse recently),
> but no pain.
>
> I'm thinking of
> 1) using a neckstrap to take the strain off of my thumb
> 2) using a Bay adjustable thumbrest (I tried one out at
> ClarinetFest and it *seemed* comfortable
> 3) using a Kooiman thumbrest
>
> I figure the numbness is telling me something (I'm probably
> compressing a nerve in there) and I don't want to have any
> physical problems, especially since I'm a beginner on the
> clarinet.
>
> We've had discussions on neckstraps previously, along with
> Kooiman thumbrest recently. Any real-life experiences with the
> Bay?
>
> Money for the equipment isn't a real object; I value my
> health more than my wallet (and my medical insurance
> deductable for hand surgery is more than the Kooiman would
> cost!)
> --
> Mark Charette "How can you be in two places at once
> charette@-----.com when you're not anywhere at all?"
> http://sneezy.mika.com/clarinet - Firesign Theater

   
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