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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000169.txt from 2001/07

From: Jesse Rogers <>
Subj: [kl] R-13 register tube revisited
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 00:46:05 -0400

Bill, I had the tube swapped out a couple weeks
ago, the repairman does this all the time and
keeps dozens on hand. It is a different
instrument above the staff. Thank you for the

"Daniluk, Bill" wrote:

> When I took my mid-1970's vintage to be
overhauled by Tom Ridenour, he
> indicated that for a period of time Buffet had
increased the length of the
> register tube in order to improve the tone of
the throat Bb. It had this
> effect, but also created a problem with low
overtones in with the G-B range
> immediately above the staff (as well as the
swab sticking problem you
> describe). Buffet eventually shortened the
tube, solving these problems.
> Tom recommended having this done to mine
during the overhaul, which
> corrected the overtone and swabbing problem.
I didn't notice any striking
> change to the throat Bb or the intonation, and
was please with the results.
> (I was experiencing the overtone problem, but
thought it was due to my
> embouchure and setup, not some acoustical
property of the horn).
> Bill Daniluk
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jesse Rogers []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 9:18 PM
> To: Klarinet
> Subject: [kl] R-13 Register Tube
> Is there a standard length for the
> tube on an
> R-13 A clarinet? Mine seems exceptionally
> long. I have
> owned two other A clarinets and played
> several others,
> none of which have I had so much trouble
> getting a
> swab through. Francois Kloc of Buffet
> that changing the
> length of the register tube can change the

> pitch and
> tone of the clarinet. If I want to try a
> shorter tube, what
> do you recommend? thank you,
> jr

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