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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000689.txt from 2001/07

From: Dirk Kussin <dirk@-----.de>
Subj: Re: [kl] Opus or Concerto
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 04:50:51 -0400

As I saw in some catalogue, the Concerto is available either with
inline jump or with offset trill keys alternatively. The Opus only
with the usual offset trill keys.

If these inline jump keys are so advantageous, why do they not are on
the Opus?

By the way: As I know the Opus has also metal caps on the tenons like
the Buffet Prestige's/Festival. The Concerto has not.

Dirk

At 11:46 PM 7/25/2001 +0100, Ian Black wrote:
>....er what's an offset trill key? I play Buffet R13s and don't know whether
>these have offset trill keys or not. Can someone describe these to me?

The are a Leblanc exclusive (which includes Noblet and Vito) It describes
the way the higher trill keys go directly over (or "jump") the lower trill
key pad cups, instead of having the pad cups angle away from the key the
way others do to get out of the way of the higher keys. It does allow for
the trill key tone holes to remain higher up on the body, where they are
less prone to getting wet. Also, it makes for direct up-and-down motion
of the pad relative to the hole, making for a more positive seal than with
offset ones, which can get very iffy if there is play in the mechanism.

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.com
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