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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000002.txt from 2004/08

From: "Keith" <100012.1302@-----.com>
Subj: [kl] RE: klarinet Digest 1 Aug 2004 08:15:00 -0000 Issue 5427
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2004 08:54:12 -0400

Matthew

The stretch is perfectly comfortable on my Fox basset horn. I don't have a
LH D as I preferred to just have a thumb and RH D key, but everything is
well proprtioned. The stretch is a bit less than on the Buffet bass.

Keith Bowen

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 23:07:23 +0100
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> From: "Matthew Lloyd" <Matthew@-----.uk>
> Subject: Spacing - Basset Horn and Bass
> Message-ID: <000401c4774a$c5a003a0$827e38d4@Notebook>
>
> Apologies for the delay in response - but I was away on my
> honeymoon when this post was sent!!!!
>
> I find that the stretch on my Buffet basset horn is much
> greater than on my Buffet bass - and that there are keys on
> the Basset (especially left hand D) that I cannot get to.
>
> I've got to the stage where I am going to see if I can have
> the thing modified!
>
> Matthew
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Van Cott [mailto:gary@-----.com]
> Sent: 11 July 2004 20:49
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] re: clarinet to saxophone
>
> I have noticed this myself. I think on the alto clarinet the
> touches are put in a position which represents a compromise
> between being close to the keys and being comfortable. On
> the bass clarinet the distances are too great for this
> approach and they are simply put where they are comfortable.
>
> I would think this would be an issue on the basset horn, too.
>
> Gary

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