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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000149.txt from 2004/12

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] History of two old clarinets - old leblanc
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 21:45:46 -0500

At 10:15 PM 12/7/2004 +0000, Lorraine wrote:
>In message <>, Richard
>Bush <> writes
> >The Stubbins mechanism represented a double or auxiliary venting for
> >the throat tone Bb. I believe the A key would open a larger hole below
> >the register key when the thumb ring was in the open position. Thus, a
> >Bb played in the standard and simplest way, with A key and Bb/register
> >keys being depressed open would allow BOTH the register key and the
> >auxiliary Bb tone hole to open with the A key and G# keys.
>Well on the one I've got when playing the standard Bb, with A key and
>Bb/register key then only the auxiliary Bb tone hole opens along with
>the A & G# keys. The action of pressing the A key whilst the register
>key is already open - closes the top hole and opens the bottom hole.

That is as it should be. If both open at the same time, bad things
happen. Adjusting them so they don't is the trick.

Bill Hausmann

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