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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000198.txt from 2001/04

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] flat long B
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 22:13:55 -0400

on 4/10/01 6:18 PM, wrote:

>I recently bought a Buffet Festival R-13, and I am very happy with its
>overeall performance, the sound is just wonderful. The only problem is that
>the long b on it is a little bit flat.
>when i have the barrel pushed all the way in and everything is warmed up, it
>plays exactly to A440. I play on a pyne mouthpiece, and I know that mr pyne
>pitches his mouthpieces to play a little bit low, however I dont think that
>the mouthpiece would have an effect on the tuning of the long b. Can anyone
>offer some advice?

One avenue might be to try several bells (tuner in hand, of course!). If
it truly just the long B (not also the low E?), than another bell might
solve the problem.


David Niethamer
Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony

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