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 Re: longer barrel to convert a Bb into an A clarinet
Author: Terry Stibal 
Date:   2004-09-28 13:58

DTH wrote:

> I assume from all the comments that a longer barrel would not
> work but has anyone actually made or tried a long barrel
> (80-90mm) just to say "I tried it and it does not work?" Just
> wondering and dreaming of an inexpensive A clarinet solution.
> Thanks eveyone!

As mentioned once above, the barrel only affects the throat tones when pulled out so far, and the holes on the rest of the horn (being spaced too close together to give accurate tuning for an A horn) are still going to return poor pitch.

There are a number of devices patented here in the US that dangle a string down the bore of the horn to "flatten things out". I've only tried the field expedient of a piece of twine caught in the socket, and noted that (while it did play in tune - more or less - as an A horn), the "stuffiness" of all was enough to put me off quick fixes in this area.

For the record, a piece of 1/8" Nylon line accomplished the same thing in my bass clarinet. Also very stuffy when being blown.

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