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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000005.txt from 2010/05

From: Mark Thiel <>
Subj: [kl] kooiman thumbret -- etude 2
Date: Sat, 01 May 2010 16:54:20 -0400

Could be metal.=A0 It looks like plastic to me and sounds like plastic when=
I tap it and isn't magnetic but I'm not concerned enough to saw into it.=
=A0 In any case the rubber covering is nice.=A0 I just wish I could adjust =
it to where I like it.
Mark Thiel

>DJust checked out one in stock - the hook is definitely metal, but
>plated in dark anodised nickel.
>Geoff Secomb
>Geoff Secomb Music
>p/f: +61 7 3893 0983
>Inspiring tomorrow's musicians today!

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 ( ) replaced the Etude model thumbrest with the Etude2 but I jus=
t bought one so I'll give it a little review. This probably won't mean mu=
ch to anyone who isn't familiar with the original.
> The 2 is the same general shape but slightly different and a little bigg=
er than the original model. They have eliminated the fragile setscrew-in-a=
n-open-channel design with a hinge that looks sturdier but eliminates the s=
eparate vertical adjustment of the thumb hook. -- if you want that adjustm=
ent I guess you'll need to buy the Maestro model which costs about eight ti=
mes as much (and looks funny). The plate that screws to the clarinet looks=
the same as with the original model but is actually about .015 inches smal=
ler; so if you buy one to replace a crappy original model that broke you'll=
have to change the plate -- the screw holes do look to be in the same plac=
es at least.
> The website says: " The Etude2 has a new metal
> hook covered with soft rubber and a casing with improved
> ergonomics." The hook sure looks like metal-colored plastic to me thou=
> Mark Thiel
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