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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000083.txt from 2001/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Connection of upper and lower keys
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 22:30:49 -0400

At 05:01 PM 5/2/2001 +0200, Dirk Kussin wrote:
>On my (3 year old) RC Prestige the connection of the keys of the upper
>joint with the keys of the lower joint is not working
>smoothly. Assembling upper and lower joint close together entails that
>the two pieces of the connection are rubbing against themselves, they
>are too close together. I have to uncompress (pull out) upper and
>lower joint by, let say, the tenth part of a millimeter (the gap
>between upper and lower joint is hardly to see), then there is no
>But this is not very satisfying: Each time I assemble the clarinet I
>have to pull out the lower from the upper joint a little bit. I tried
>to fix the screw on the upper joint repsonsible for the rings on the f
>and the f# holes (it was only fixed up to half a rotation); but then
>the problem is even worse. On the other hand, further unfixing the
>screw does not help.
>Any hint how to fix the problem? Or is this a case for the repairs
>man? Or is this rather "normal"/usual and I should live with it?
>Any comment is welcome.

Take it to a repair man. He should be able to fix that in about three
minutes, including the time it takes to smoke half a cigarette. There is
no reason for you to struggle with it.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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