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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000728.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: NeckStraps
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:41:32 -0500

On Wed, 11 Mar 1998, Bill Hausmann wrote:
> Are you saying that you were playing alto clarinet 4 hours a day WITHOUT a
> neck strap? What sadistic director/instructor sentenced you to do that?
> The instrument is DESIGNED to be played with a strap. You are flirting
> with serious thumb or wrist damage!

Some are designed to be played with a strap.....but others are not. The
Buffet and Leblanc Bassets Horns are very similar to the Altos in design,
and some altos include long pegs. I never use the basset with a
peg.....and on the few occassions I have had to play alto, twice I have
not had to use a peg.

But....hey....who really cares anyway huh? The bottom line is, if it
feels it!

Roger Garrett

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