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 comfortable old tone holes
Author: johng 2017
Date:   2006-08-24 13:18

After playing the same used-to-be-great clarinet for almost 40 years, I bought a new one. My old one had developed cracking and dimension problems and had gotten badly out of tune. I am very pleased with the sound and intonation of the new one.

But....I had not realized just how personalized my old clarinet was by the way the tone holes had worn to fit my hands. After two months, I am still missing notes from time to time and even had to adjust my left hand position slightly.

I am not asking for solutions here, just expressing my surprise about it.

Has anyone else experienced this?

John Gibson, Founder of JB Linear Music, www.music4woodwinds.com

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 Re: comfortable old tone holes
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2006-08-24 17:48

I know you weren't after a solution, but I have a set of spherical reamers that could be ideal to recreate the well-worn feel to any new clarinet.

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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