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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000745.txt from 1999/04

Subj: Re: [kl] Double Lip Playing-Question for Tom Ridnouer
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:43:59 -0400

In a message dated 4/16/99 8:23:30 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

<< Playing relaxed and with virtually no excess movement (fingering economy)
further promoted by having the clarinet's mechanism set up with fairly light
and even spring tensions. While it is impossible to have all touch pieces
completely equal in their resistance, a great many instruments could be
substantially improved through regulation by knowledgeable and caring repair
I do all my own adjusting. This is FAR to important to be left to a repair

(OK this was a tongue-in-cheek reply. I do 99% of my own repairs/maintenance
on all my horns. After 20-some years I DID let someone else touch my bass
clarinet, and that was Francois Kloc! )

So, I'm paranoid, neurotic, and compulsive. What else is new?

Walter Grabner
who is dreaming of his own clarinet-only biz, when he can afford to quit his
day job

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