Klarinet Archive - Posting 000810.txt from 1998/03
From: RCLARINET <RCLARINET@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Re: 2 Mouthpiece?
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:43:58 -0500
The problem with the switch is that the A clarinet has a smaller bore,
thus, reeds on the Bb feel harder on the A. After awhile, you may feel
better with the switch and learn to adjust....but it takes constant
practice on both instruments.
This resistance problem is due to Buffet abandoning to great degree the
polycylindrical bore configuration for the A clarinet.......and this
abandonment is gratuitous.
A clarinets can be acoustically freed up to blow with an almost identical
resistance and flexibility of Bb clarinet with no harm whatsoever to other
elements of the instrument.
Those who struggel with this resistance/flexibility disparity do so