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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000105.txt from 2002/02

From: CBA <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bassett clarinet
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 16:18:14 -0500

I was asking about this very thing at Guy Chadash's
workshop the other day. When Guy makes the lower joint
for a basset clarinet, he takes a lower joint from an
A clarinet (an additional joint from the one that is
being used for regular playing,) cuts the bottom 1/4
off (above the E, and adds an extension permanently
for it. He was telling me that the bottom joint is
cylindrical to the bell in his manufacturing process.

Kelly Abraham
Woodwinds - New York City
> > Here's a question for those of you out there with
> access to bassett clarinets. Does the flare in the
> lower joint occur in the same place as in the normal
> A clarinet, or is the bore cylindrical and flare
> later toward the bassett notes. If the second is
> true, an "extension" is not feasible, and one would
> have to build a separate lower joint.
> >
> > Who out there knows?
> >
> > Walter
> >

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