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 Re: Buffet Thumbrest Too Low
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2007-09-26 02:00

I compared some Buffet clarinets this evening, mostly newer ones (R13s, RCs and a Tosca) with the adjustable thumbrest against an older R13 with a fixed one, and the base plate of the adjustable thumbrest is in exactly the same position as a fixed one, so in it's highest position the adjustable thumbrest is the same as a fixed one offering no upward adjustment.

Which defeats the object of having an adjustable thumbrest as it only allows the thumbrest to move south. The players are all having trouble with them as they would rather have the thumbrest in a higher position, and with the thumbrest base plate in it's current position (ie. exactly where the fixed one was) there's no adjustment up the joint.

Though when repositioning the thumbrest higher up the lower joint (by at least 10mm) it does mean filling in not just the screw holes, but also the recess in between them for the locking screw thread (as well as milling out this recess when the base plate is in it's new location).

I take it Buffet set out their joints (tonehole positions and sizes, pillar holes, slots, cut-outs, chimneys, etc.) with either an index roll, or the positions from this index roll converted into a computer programme to control a CNC milling machine which puts the thumbrest screw holes in the same position as it has been doing before, regardless if it's having an adjustable thumbrest or not, rather than changing the programme to drill the screw holes higher up the joint to offer the player the option of being able to set the thumbbrest in a higher position.

The ideal position for an adjustable thumbrest should be set so there's an equal amount of movement upwards and downwards.

Chris.

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