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 Stuffy notes
Author: SportsC333 
Date:   1999-10-03 23:28

I have been haveing problems with the low g's and the middle d's on my clarinet. What should I do? I'm having trouble playing.

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 RE: Stuffy notes
Author: Dee 
Date:   1999-10-04 00:23

Have a technician check it out for leaks, bad pads, or accumulation of dirt, etc in the holes.

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 RE: Stuffy notes
Author: Jim Carabetta 
Date:   1999-10-04 11:13

Both tones use about the entire tube length, so, if they're stuffy, Dee's suggestion is a great place to start.

Check for loose pads, floppy keys, and, as ridiculous as it sounds, I've had students sound a little stuffy, and, in checking, found a pad-saver fuzzy stick still stuck in the horn.

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 RE: Stuffy notes
Author: Don Berger 
Date:   1999-10-04 15:05

Yes to the above, I have found swab fuzz around the register and F vent tubes, which doesnt help. Also check and maybe experiment with the F/C pad clearance which is the [possibly poor] venting for these notes. In my experience, this stuffy character is greater on the older [cylindrical-bore] clar's, than on the newer polycyl's. Probably tone hole undercutting [as on the high-priced horns] is helpful also. Don

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 RE: Stuffy notes
Author: Aaron Hayden 
Date:   1999-10-04 22:41

The cause of most stufiness in those particular notes are the improper key hight and clearance of the F/C key. The key cup problably has to be raised approx 1mm.

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