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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000080.txt from 2000/04

From: David Mack Endres <>
Subj: [kl] Re: klarinet Digest 2 Apr 2000 08:15:00 -0000 Issue 2149
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 12:11:08 -0400

Bryan Cholfin wrote

>Well, I'm glad to know it's not just me. Sometimes I put my clarinet
>together, and it's squeaky and stuffy, but then will be fine if I take it
>apart and put it back together again, or rotate the bell some. Seems like I
>should pay closer attention to where the pieces are when it's playing well.

then David Blumberg wrote:
>No, I wouldn't go that far. Maybe there is a leak in your instrument. It's
>a really, really subtle difference.

I'll certainly second that: I'd be suspicious of the bridge key
(between the two joints): on my Bb, if the joints are mis-alligned by
as much as 2mm, the 1-over-1 fingering for Bb above the scale just
won't speak! I now "sight" down the pivot rods on the two joints to be
sure they're correct.

Mack Endres

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