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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000369.txt from 2002/02

From: George Kidder <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bass clarinet problems
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 07:56:50 -0500

I'm not sure this would help, for two reasons. First, the problem is with
the top of the instrument moving, not the bottom, since the peg with a good
rubber foot takes care of that. Second, this horn has the Eb pad on the
bell, right near the bend, and I wonder how it would sound vented into a
box. I would also think that this box would be a pain to transport
compared to a peg, which also has the advantage of easy adjustment to suit
differing chair heights.

But I will certainly keep this idea in reserve, and thanks.


At 11:13 AM 2/19/02 -0800, you wrote:
>What about getting a (cube) box made with 5 sides (no
>bottom side necessary) and a cutout slightly larger
>than the width of the crook on the bell and about 2"
>in length, lined with padding or fake fur. You can put
>rubber feet on the four corners of the box to hold the
>box steady, and can put the bell crook in the opening
>to hold it steady in the box. Since the box would have
>no bottom, the box could be augmented by longer rubber
>feet or shortened by cutting the bottom edge of the
>wood to fit your size needs.
>Our bass clarinet players in college had the guy in
>the theater shop make the boxes for them. I would
>assume the actual box wouldn't be difficult for most
>wood workers on the list.
>Kelly Abraham
>Woodwinds - New York City


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