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 Re: Buffet Thumbrest Too Low
Author: klim 
Date:   2017-12-06 03:45

With my old Normandy 4 I moved the thumb rest up 1/2" and canted it slightly up on the right to more closely match the angle of my thumb.

I never did find a commercial thumb pad to my liking so I cut pads from dense foam insulation that is used to seal ridge caps on corrugated roofing. It is comfortable and easy to shape - I used a band saw and razor blade and a small pen knife to pierce the slot for the metal thumb rest.

When I recently got a Ridenour Libertas I was dismayed to find the adjustable thumb rest, as many before have mentioned, was too low even when set at the highest setting - nowhere to go but down! I really did not want to drill holes in my new instrument to relocate the thumb rest so, like Claire9, I inverted the adjustable piece. That introduced two problems: first the the large adjustment thumb screw was in the way of my thumb; second, the inverted thumb rest was now too high.

I replaced the large adjustment screw with a small screw from my Altoid tin marked "computer screws". Then I cut a custom foam pad that lowered the support point 1/2". I am a happy clarinetist.

See photos here: http://www.horsekeeping.com/Rpersonal/clarinet/clarinet-thumb-pad.htm

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