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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000344.txt from 2004/10

From: Gary Van Cott <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Custom made barrels
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 13:09:33 -0400

Hello Andy,

I think you just have to try them for yourself. I believe they can help
with some intonation problems.

I have a Clark Fobes barrel on my B-flat R-13 from 1996. To me it makes a
significant improvement in the sound as compared to the stock barrel.

However, when I put the same barrel on my son's 1983 R-13, it doesn't make
any difference at all. So your mileage may vary.

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At 09:41 AM 10/11/04, you wrote:
>I'm just curious, what kinds of issues can be addressed with a custom made
>barrel? If one has their clarinet 'fitted' with one, what can one hope for?
>I was just curious as there as been quite a bit of talk about them lately,

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