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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000313.txt from 2002/02

From: Mark Thiel <>
Subj: [kl] Bass clarinet problems
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 16:37:37 -0500

George Kidder wrote:

>The regular neck that came with the instrument. I cannot afford to spend
>significantly more on the neck (and required mouthpiece) than I spent on
>the horn itself!

>Unless there is another source of curved-up necks, I shall have to continue
>to "go bottomless in the band room."

I don't quite understand the connection between your sartorial decisions
and bass clarinet geometry ... but anyway the the subject of
somewhat cheaper alternatives to achieving reasonable BC mouthpiece
angle has come up on the bass clarinet list, and in fact I have
a description in the files section of this list at:

Mark Thiel


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