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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000165.txt from 2008/05

From: Blake Arrington <klarinetteman@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] bass clarinet repair/adjustment - P.S.
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 06:39:12 -0400


Nitai,

What modification did you have done to the neck register tube? Did you hav=
e it enlarged?

Thanks,

J. Blake Arrington
Clarinetist, The United States Air Force Band

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> Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 22:45:00 -0700
> From: clarnibass@-----.com
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] bass clarinet repair/adjustment - P.S.
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> One more thing. When your problem is fixed, can you
> please check this: Play low A, loud, then press the
> register key to play the clarion E. Make sure you are
> playing this interval legato! Actually try this with
> several of the same interval Bb-F, B-F#, C-G, etc.
> both loud and quiet and both slow and fast. Especially
> for the A to E interval, do you notice too much "air"
> (like a "pfff" sound) when you jump to the E, and also
> possibly the E stalls a little bit? For example
> compare this to the legato interval G to D which uses
> the body register key. If you do notice that, the same
> as I and other players like Jean Marc Volta and Hary
> Sparnaay have, there is a solution to this too by
> modifying the neck register tube.
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> --- Peter Stoll wrote:
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>> Hi folks,
>> Periodically I'm faced with either my own bass or a
>> student's developing a problem with the
>> register/octave key mechanism. I play a Buffet
>> Prestige low C Mark 2, with the 3 low D's. The
>> problem is a tiny bit of play with the octave pad
>> that's on the clarinet body (vs.the one on the
>> neck). For instance, when I play a D just under the
>> staff (2 fingers) that pad sits very firmly against
>> the metal tone-hole. But when I add the register key
>> to go up to A3, there's a tiny movement of the pad
>> away from the seat.
>> I wonder if it has to do with the "compensating
>> lever" you find on this level of bass; try as I
>> might I can't find the 'cure' for this, although
>> making sure the screws around the register mechanism
>> are tight helps. I've always had the sense that it's
>> probably a lot simpler than I imagine, but so far no
>> luck.=20
>> Of course I have 2 chamber shows the next
>> 2 evenings, and this has come back today with our
>> sudden local 'heat wave' here in Toronto.
>> Clark/Walter anyone have any ideas?
>> Thanks a lot,
>> =20
>> Peter Stoll
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