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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000981.txt from 1999/04

Subj: [kl] Re: klarinet Digest 22 Apr 1999 08:15:00 -0000 Issue 1304
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 21:17:26 -0400

In a message dated 22/04/99 03:21:14 Central Daylight Time, writes:

<< According to Mr. Moennig's records as well as my personal observations,
the Moennig A and Bb tubes are totally different in design. This difference
is necessary for acoustical reasons. The A tube should be longer than the
in order to lower the High A,B,and C. The 12th are too wide on most new
clarinet such as D-A, E-B and F-C. The Moennig tube will correct this
without destroying the Timbre of the throat Bb. The Moennig tube will also
eliminate the undertones on pianissimo High A,B, and C. Many repairmen will
try to remedy this problem by substituting a Bb tube on the A clarinet but
just doesn't work very well with most "set ups". >>


I would be very interested to know what is the differences on the Moenning
register tube and of course why those are "Better" than others. I do switch
the A register tube by the Bb and so far this work fine you have to do other
little adjustment and work to make it work with the setup the musician plays.
I do not know any magic tube that will solve all the problem you may have but
again there is no unique solution to every problem players are playing
different set up and no one has the same embouchure of course so what will
work for one will not specialy work for others. The bottom line is that any
accoustical work or changes should be done with the player since it is the
player that will use the instrument after.

Musically Yours

Francois Kloc
Woodwind Product Specialist
Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments Inc

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