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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000914.txt from 2000/07

From: Lars Kirmser <syrinx@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Adjustable thumb rest for Eb clarinet
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 16:01:55 -0400

The charge for converting your thumb rest to one which is adjustable should
not exceed $25 (including the cost of the part)in any reasonable shop. This
is an extremely simple straight-forward task, and most shops,
Best Regards, Lars Kirmser - Technician
At 12:16 PM 7/25/00 -0500, Lacy Schroeder wrote:
>I'm having the same thumb problem with my Bb and A. After playing for only
>15 or so minutes, my right thumb and wrist are wrenched with shooting pain.
>I hate to spend 150+ on adjustable thumb rests (especially since I feel my
>car heading towards needing repair). Do any of you have experience with this
>problem? I was thinking of just getting the existing rests moved up and pay
>only $10 a piece.
>
>LacyS
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Anne C Benassi [mailto:acb@-----.is]
>Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2000 1:11 PM
>To: klarinet@-----.org
>Subject: [kl] Adjustable thumb rest for Eb clarinet
>
>
>G'day.
>
>Am playing a little Eb clarinet these days - not the norm for me - and I
>notice that the thumb rest is placed so low (for me) that it creates a
>great deal of tension in my right hand. It surely isn't the weight of
>the little beast. I am wondering if an adjustable thumb rest made for a
>Bb/A would fit this (Leblanc 1176) Eb. The thumb rest on the Eb horn
>looks from first perusal to be of a similar size to that normally used
>on a Bb/A. As I play a Rossi Bb (w/wooden thumb rest), I can't compare
>quickly. Does anyone know for sure?
>
>Many thanks,
>
>Anne
>
>
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