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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000251.txt from 2010/11

From: Rachel Roessel <>
Subj: Re: [kl] RES: RES: Orchestral Pitch
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:59:28 -0500

> Make sure the A and Ab keys are opening sufficiently, and also the

> Bb/register key. The register mechanism on bass clarinets is notoriously
> unreliable, and is involved in the throat Bb.

Even before looking at a tuner to see how wide the interval is, going from
throat A to throat Bb is audibly a much bigger jump than it should be. The Bb is
the major problem. The horn overall runs sharp (so a lot of that may just be
me), but that's an especially bad note. I've noticed that on other basses I've
played, but not as bad as this one is.


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