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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001459.txt from 1999/01

From: Matt Johnson <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bore sizes
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 14:56:52 -0500

In article <>, John Dablin
<> writes
>I play on Boosey and Hawkes 1010s, which I bought new 33 or 34 years
>ago, and which were described at the time as having a larger bore. Does
>anybody know what their bore size actually is? I don't have too much
>trouble playing in tune, but perhaps I've just got used to them.
>And while I'm asking, I've always been curious about how the name '1010'
>was derived, and their sister clarinets the Imperial 926.


And has anyone got information on the Boosey 8-10 (from what I
understand, the "little brother" of the 10-10), and why it always plays
sharp for me?

The barrel measures 63.5mm from ferrule to ferrule, and I'm playing it
with a Vandoren B45 mp. [Short barrel??]

Regards and TIA...
Matt Johnson <>

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