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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000143.txt from 2008/05

From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Fernando_Jos=E9_Silveira?= <>
Subj: RES: [kl] My Eb extension
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 19:08:44 -0400

Hi Clark,
Are you going to ClarinetFest in Kansas City??


Fernando Jos=E9 Silveira
Professor Adjunto de clarineta
Instituto Villa-Lobos
Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UNIRIO

-----Mensagem original-----
De: Clark W Fobes []=20
Enviada em: quinta-feira, 22 de maio de 2008 19:08
Assunto: [kl] My Eb extension

Hello friends,

I was just in NYC for a short visit and VACATION , but I was coerced =
several good friends to bring along some mouthpieces and equipment to =

John Moses, whom I met at Aspen in 1974! has been using my Eb =
for about a year and posted this very nice note on the clarinet BB:

Since the post I have had several inquiries about this extension. I=20
suppose I should post a picture on my website.

The extension does NOT extend the range of the clarinet. It adds=20
(between the bell and the end of the clarinet) an extra tone hole from =

the E/B emanates. Because the E/B is produced form a tone hole rather =
the bell the twelfth is reduced and the tone is more like the other bell =

tones. The extension greatly equalizes the resistance between the =
register and the throat tones. The additional length dampens some of the =

extreme over tones of the instrument so that (IMO) the overall sound of =
Eb is warmer and more appealing. A further happy circumstance of the=20
additional length is that the overall resistance of the instrument is =
more even and the altissimo register is MUCH more stable.

My extension fits most "Brand" name instruments. Older Selmer Eb =
and some Yamaha Ebs have slightly larger bell tenons than the Buffet, =
but I=20
can make extensions for those as well.


Clark W Fobes - Clarinet & Saxophone products

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