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 Re: Barrel Question
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2017-11-23 04:10

I have a very important question. You play flat. What notes are flat? All of them? Before you buy some barrels, spend $20 and buy a tuner and see what notes are flat.

Often it is the mouthpiece. Sometimes the actual instrument needs to be adjusted by a repairman. So don't rush out and buy a barrel that can cost as much as a mouthpiece and you may find that the barrel is NOT the problem.

You can download a tuner App off of the internet too, to your phone. This I have not done, but I know it is possible. I've seen a lot of players who have these.

If you are playing on a Vandoren mouthpiece the M13, M15 any M series they are made longer. So they play flat. Thus it could be your mouthpiece or your horn.

Just be careful here, you can spend around $1000 and still play flat! We don't know what the problem is yet. It could be something simple such as dirty key holes. This is where a good repairman is needed. Start with a tuner and then a repairman. You may save a lot of money.


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