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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001137.txt from 1998/03

Subj: Re: Re: "problem" notes
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 10:02:17 -0500

Roger Garrett wrote in response to Karl Krelove:

Pulling a Bb student grade instrument out 2 mm at the center will not
negatively affect the instrument coming apart (if corks are in good
shape), nor will it negatively impact on the bridge key mechanism if the
cork is still in place and the key mechanism is not bent. The issue is if
the student grade instrument is sharp on the Bb concert.......something
that is often the case. A bridge key mechanism can be easily adjusted for
a slight pull without detracting from the rest of the clarinet. Keep in
mind, each clarinet is different.....and many of the clarients that
require pulling at the center joint are not pro-line instruments.

For those jr. high band directors insterested in an article that deals
with this issue, please refer to Tom Ridenour's home page at:

Tom designed the Opus Clarinet made by Leblanc, and his discussion may
shed more light on some of the more common tuning problems experienced by
band directors and their students.

Roger Garrett
Roger, thanks for the reference to my article, but you missed the address by
one letter. It is
If any one is on AOL they may have trouble getting in.
If so, go to Netsearch for AOL and type in HotBot. When the next page comes
up scroll down to search engines and click on it. The next page will show
search engines. Click on HotBot, type in Ridenour Clarinet Products to the
HotBot search engine and it will take you there.
Scroll down to the bottom of my home page to click on articles page listing.

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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 09:31:52 -0600 (CST)
From: Roger Garrett <>
Subject: Re: "problem" notes


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