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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000000.txt from 2010/05

From: Geoffrey Secomb <>
Subj: Re: [kl] kooiman thumbret -- etude 2
Date: Sat, 01 May 2010 01:11:11 -0400

Just checked out one in stock - the hook is definitely metal, but
plated in dark anodised=A0nickel.
Geoff Secomb
Geoff Secomb Music
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On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 6:36 AM, Mark Thiel <> wrote:
> I don't know how long it has been since the Ton Kooiman company=A0 ( www.= ) replaced the Etude model thumbrest with the Etude2 but I j=
ust bought one so I'll give it a little review. =A0 This probably won't mea=
n much to anyone who isn't familiar with the=A0 original.
> =A0The 2 is the same general shape but slightly different and a little bi=
gger than the original model.=A0 They have eliminated the fragile setscrew-=
in-an-open-channel design with a hinge that looks sturdier but eliminates t=
he separate vertical adjustment of the thumb hook.=A0 -- if you want that a=
djustment I guess you'll need to buy the Maestro model which costs about ei=
ght times as much (and looks funny).=A0 The plate that screws to the clarin=
et looks the same as with the original model but is actually about .015 inc=
hes smaller; so if you buy one to replace a crappy original model that brok=
e you'll have to change the plate -- the screw holes do look to be in the s=
ame places at least.
> The=A0 website says: " =A0 The Etude2 has a new metal
> =A0hook covered with soft rubber and a casing with improved
> ergonomics."=A0=A0=A0 The hook sure looks like metal-colored plastic to m=
e though.
> Mark Thiel
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