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 Re: Pruefer barrel
Author: Tony Beck 
Date:   2007-09-10 18:02

Those are both nice looking instruments. Key work on the Professional is older style than the Super Artist. If possible, have a clarinet teacher evaluate both instruments and recommend the best one to start with.

Barrels can have very subtle yet profound effects on the way a clarinet plays. Just replacing your cracked barrel will probably cause intonation and response problems, unless you’re very lucky. You can probably fix the Super Artist barrel with super glue. Clean the bore with alcohol and then use a q-tip to swab in some thin super glue over the crack. Re-oil the wood (I like Dr.’s Products bore oil) and it should be fine for band. If you’re a good woodworker and have a lathe, you can bore out the barrel and sleeve it with a new piece of wood. Again, unless you get the bore just right, you might make more problems than you fix.

I have a Pruefer barrel with the same crack, but much worse, and a Carl Fischer Eb with a composition barrel on an otherwise wooden clarinet.

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