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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000489.txt from 2002/06

From: GrabnerWG@-----.com
Subj: [kl] Same barrel on Bb and A - Was: Barrels and Karl Leister...
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 00:45:48 -0400

In a message dated Sat, 15 Jun 2002 9:33:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, clarinet10001@-----.com writes:

> As far as using the SAME barrel for both Bb and A, you
> might get a better sound from using the Bb Moennig
> barrel instead of the stock barrel on your A, *BUT*
> there is a problem. The A barrels usually have a
> SMALLER bore than the Bb barrels, so pitch will suffer
> when you do so.

My experimentation over the past year has led me to belive that you can use the same barrel on both Bb and A, for SOME pairs of instruments. I am lucky enough to be able to do this, with a bore I designed specifically for my own clarinets.

However, it does not seem possible, at this time, to reproduce that "success", if you want to call it that, for all the various combinatins that are out there at this time.

Walter Grabner
www.clarinetXpress.com
Superbly Voiced, Hand-Crafted Mouthpieces

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