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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000334.txt from 2002/02

From: George Kidder <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bass clarinet problems
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 08:18:49 -0500

At 03:37 PM 2/18/02 -0600, Mark Thiel wrote:
>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

Thanks for the URL, Mark. I will look it up.

The "bottomless" quotation is from an ad by the maker of the high priced
neck, which was current in the catalogues in the US a few years ago. I
should not have assumed that everyone had seen it.


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