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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000458.txt from 2002/02

From: "mlmarmer" <mlmarmer@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Chipped/Cracked Tenons...AUGH!!
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 19:57:15 -0500

CBA,

Where do you get insurance for an musical instrument. Can it be added as a
"listed" item under homeowners?

Please let me know.

Thanks, Mike Marmer Germantown, MD > Go Terps!
----- Original Message -----
From: "CBA" <clarinet10001@-----.com>
Cc: <clarinetguy@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] Chipped/Cracked Tenons...AUGH!!

> Will,
>
> Here are a few options...
>
> I am guessing you don't have musicians insurance for
> this instrument, right? os tof the "no fault"
> insurance companies will get you a check within 3
> business days for the instrument to be replaced.
>
> I am supposing this is not a warranty issue, as I
> believe this serial number would put the instrument at
> about 3 to 4 years old?
>
> Can you get the tenon fixed, since the part is still
> there? You may have to leave the instrument together
> until the audition, if it is fixable temporarily. I
> think it can be fixed though. You may have to have
> another tenon put on, but a clarinet MAKER might be
> able to do so for you. There are a few here in North
> America. I am not sure where you are (again.) Guy
> Chadash is in New York, Steve Fox is in Canada, I bet
> Clark Fobes would have the facilities in San Francisco
> too. You might could get a choice of wood, metal, or
> delrin for the tenon...
>
> Having said all of that, what is financially feasible?
> You can rent clarinets, professional ones usually, in
> larger cities. Where are you?
>
> If you rent or borrow the instrument, you can use the
> Kooiman "Etude" thumbrest, which is player
> installable, and goes in the same holes that the
> regular thumbrest has already (unlike the more
> expensive one.) This thumbrest is more limited, but
> will have a good effect over whatever thumbrest you
> have. You can install this on a rental horn, and then
> take it off when you are done. It is about $30 instead
> of over $100 for the more expensive one that has to be
> installed by a technician.
>
> If you find a Bb and can't get the thumbrest before
> the audition, play with the bell on your knee sitting
> down.
>
> Getting back to where you are, I might could lend you
> my horn. I need it for an audition on March 2nd
> though, and can't part with it before that. Write me
> back directly at clarinet10001@-----.com
>
> Kelly Abraham
> Woodwinds - New York City
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> --- Will Cicola <clarinetguy@-----.net> wrote:
> > This is somewhat of a frantic inquiry. Today, while
> > putting away my Bb, I
> > put a nice chip in the bottom tenon of my top joint.
> > The chip is still
> > attached to the tenon, but by a tiny sliver of wood
> > (it rocks back and
> > forth). As if that weren't enough, while examining
> > the damage, I noticed a
> > crack, which may or may not have been there before,
> > in roughly the same
> > location. It goes arcoss the entire bottom surface
> > of the tenon (from the
> > looks of things, the crack appears to go the whole
> > way through, although
> > the chip only goes 1/3 to 1/2 of the way through, as
> > viewed from the end).
> > I can't tell how far up the body the crack goes, but
> > it does appear to be
> > fairly deep.
> >
> > Is it even possible to repair this kind of damage?
> > If so, how long would
> > it take? Confounding the situation is my March 9
> > Oberlin audition (they
> > want the Weber Concertino, so the Bb is essential),
> > and my need for my
> > Kooiman thumbrest, which is the only thing that lets
> > me play for more than
> > ten minutes or so without getting horrible hand
> > cramps. The upshot of this
> > is that, even if I found someone with a good horn
> > who could do without it
> > for the next two weeks, I would either have to train
> > myself to play with a
> > neckstrap during this time, or...I don't even know
> > what else. Obviously
> > installing the Kooiman on someone else's instrument
> > is out of the question.
> > And it would seem to me (although I would be VERY
> > happy to learn that I'm
> > completely wrong about this) that borrowing just the
> > top joint from
> > another instrument (thus avoiding the thumbrest
> > problem) would cause all
> > sorts of problems with intonation and the like. (The
> > only other person I
> > could think of who could even begin to do something
> > like this has a
> > Greenline anyway; I have no idea what that would
> > mean for this idea. I
> > know they're supposed to be identical to the
> > "regular" R-13, but it seems
> > like there are always hidden factors out there...)
> > And while I suppose it
> > would be technically possible to purchase a new
> > clarinet and get the
> > Kooiman installed on it before the audition, I'm
> > fairly certain that this
> > is not a viable option, financially speaking. Not to
> > mention the
> > difficulty of getting a completely new horn a week
> > (at best) before the
> > audition...
> >
> > One more thing...is it safe to play the instrument
> > before it is repaired?
> > I thought I remembered reading somewhere that if
> > moisture gets into the
> > grain, it can cause all kinds of problems, but that
> > could be just
> > something conjured up and twisted by my panic-addled
> > mind. With the size
> > and location of the damage, the moisture would
> > undoubtedly have wonderful
> > direct access to the inner grain of the joint, were
> > I to play it.
> >
> > For what it's worth, this is a fairly recent Buffet
> > R-13 Bb (serial number
> > 456XXX). Would it be worth it to try to contact
> > Oberlin and ask for
> > permission to play the Weber on my A for the
> > audition? That seems like the
> > choice that would be the LEAST awful, but it all
> > hinges on the professor,
> > I suppose. I assume that such a request would be
> > laughed off under normal
> > circumstances, but is this situation severe enough
> > to warrant an exception?
> > (On a related note, is it a minor/major sin to
> > play Rose etudes on A
> > clarinet, or is it considered kosher, if somewhat
> > unusual?)
> >
> > Thank you in advance for your help! I'm pretty much
> > at the end of my
> > (admittedly, but hopefully understandably) short
> > rope. Any suggestions at
> > all would be appreciated.
> > --
> > Will Cicola
> > On the highway of life, I'm on a tricycle going in
> > circles. And I'm not
> > wearing any shoes.
> >
> >
> >
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