Klarinet Archive - Posting 001002.txt from 1999/04
Subj: [kl] Re: klarinet Digest 22 Apr 1999 20:15:01 -0000 Issue 1307
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 21:17:47 -0400
In a message dated 22/04/99 16:10:55 Central Daylight Time,
<< Much has been said lately about the use of Bb register tubes on the
R-13 A clarinet. If this tube combination is so acoustically, great why
doesn't the factory install them as a standard feature on all of the new
Let's cut to the chase! If anyone can show me an original R-13 A
clarinet and 65mm barrel that has been fitted with a standard Bb register
vent tube that meets the following criteria, I will give them a $50 Reed
knife from my new Moennig Products Catalog FREE!
1. The Left hand notes must have true register intervals. For
example the High
A, B, and C cannot be sharp in relation to the lower 12th D, E,
2. The Left hand D, E, and F cannot be flat in relationship to the
HIGH A, B, and C.
3. The throat Bb cannot be stuffy.
4. The full B must be in tune with other surrounding notes.
5. Please use standard fingerings for this pitch test.
Hans Moennig struggled with the wide 12th dilemma for over 60 years.
And it took a lot more effort than substituting a Bb vent to resolve the
First most of the player in europe don't have any problem with the longer
tube then you will tell me that they don't play R13 some of them do not a lot
but some of them do and I don't know everybody. What I am trying to say is
that there is no magic and unique solution and maybe the moenning tube is
working but are you sure it will work for everyboy? I am not very interested
to have any challenge. I just would like people know that there is a lot of
things out there a lot of different opinions and it is very interresting that
way. I just have a problem with people saying that all the sudden they have
the exact answer. When you are saying that if the Bb tube was that great on
the A and why Buffet doesn't do that authomaticly since I guess you are an
expert in accoustic you should know that thereis other things that a tube on
the way a clarinet is manufactured and tuned. I hope that I will not be call
Rude again and if I hurt the feeling of anybody I apologize in advance.
Woodwind Product Specialist
Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments Inc.
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