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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000150.txt from 2004/12

From: "Howard Shertzer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] History of two old clarinets - old leblanc
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 08:11:35 -0500

My Noblet Alto has the mechanism described below. The Bb was terribly sharp
for 6 months, with both holes open.
I finally found the end of a small broken spring that closed the top hole
and opened the bottom hole. It was repaired and the intonation is fine now.
We depend a lot on those little springs.


> >
> >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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