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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000293.txt from 2000/09

From: "Kruse, Barry" <>
Subj: [kl] Bass clarinet repair emergency
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 21:53:22 -0400

>Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 07:00:50 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Neil Leupold <>
>Subject: Bass clarinet repair emergency
>Message-ID: <>
>I committed an error two nights ago, about which I've been
>warning novice bass clarinetists for a decade: the lower
>joint must be properly seated in its recessed area of the
>case before you close it, lest the pad arms be bent by pres-
>sure from the lid. Well, I put my instrument away in a rush,
>and when I took it out last night the lowest range of the
>instrument no longer spoke (Eb down to C). Since I'm in
>the middle of rehearsals to perform Mladi, I need that
>lower range and am in now in urgent need of a top-notch
>technician who can turn the repair job around within
>two weeks.

I thought Neil already knew where all the good techs were but as long as
he's soliciting names, allow me to put in a plug for

Gino Micheletti
Sebastopol, California

Good luck,
Barry Kruse

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