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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000037.txt from 2004/08

From: "Erik Tkal" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Length of A clarinets??
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 16:51:58 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cricket
> Should two Leblanc A's be the same length or can there be a variation
> between models? The bottom joint of one is significantly longer than
> the other - or maybe one is shorter than the other??


There can be some variation in the lengths of the sections, depending on =
the design of the linkages. The overall length will be approximately the =
same, though I think that can vary slightly based on bore size and bell =
attributes (e.g. if there is a bell vent hole). Also, if one is a full =
Boehm where there is a tone hole through the tenon then the sections =
will be different lengths from the corresponding sections of a normal =

Erik Tkal

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