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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000113.txt from 2012/02

From: Janice Rosen <operanut@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] (no subject)
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:45:13 -0500

Hi everyone,

I guess Chuck Levin's is the place to go.=A0=A0 That is where I had bought =
my current clarinet.=A0 Yes I agree the thumb rest on the clarinet is not i=
n a good position and there are not many options for positioning in a prope=
r ergonometric fitting.=A0=A0=A0 =

When I was a child and teenager 40 some years ago I had a metal clarinet (a=
Bb clarinet) and played in the high school band.=A0=A0 Never had a problem=
with the weight of the instrument and being able to hold it still without =
making my thumb tired and achy.=A0=A0 I had not played the clarinet for man=
y years.=A0 Then as an adult I bought a Buffet wood clarinet (also a Bb). =
=A0 I am wondering if a wood clarinet is heavier than a metal clarinet.=A0 =
I dont have that old metal clarinet anymore so I can't put both side by sid=
e to compare weight and position of thumb rest.=A0

Janice

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From: "kurtheisig@-----.net>
To: The Klarinet Mailing List <klarinet@-----.com> =

Sent: Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] (no subject)

Arthur,

This is a quick and dirty "fix" I do with all our rental horns in the store=
. It still is not high enough, but is a big improvement. It isn't a Bay, bu=
t it is free. =

School teachers should do it to the whole clarinet section. First take the =
thumb rest off, then cork it using Super Glue. After that re-mount it. Don'=
t EVER get Super Glue on the plastic.

The cork can be put on a little thick and then shaped. I often just slice w=
edges out of composite wine corks.

Kurt

-----Original Message-----
>From: Arthur Acheson <arthur.acheson@-----.com>
>Sent: Feb 9, 2012 3:25 PM
>To: The Klarinet Mailing List <klarinet@-----.com>
>Subject: Re: [kl] (no subject)
>
>Given the tenon problem, why not mount a re-shaped thumb rest upside down,=
i.e. with screws below the plate?

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