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 Rough bore affecting throat notes? Help!
Author: Kalashnikirby 
Date:   2018-01-10 19:06
Attachment:  Bore.jpg (1330k)

Hello everyone,

Perhaps I've made a terrible decision and I'm a little devastated now.
I've recently bought a used Uebel Superior, which I really like and thought would make great advances with. Well, the horn IS lovely, but maybe I should have trusted my gut feeling and stayed with my RC.
The horn simply MUST have seen some serious use, as in the first centimeters of the bore of the upper joint, the wood seems somewhat "eroded", as if someone's saliva had been acidic
Now bear with me: I've caught myself not paying enough attention to the intonation when buying a horn once again, but when playing with the Piano, I noticed how I had to agressively lip down the Bb.
On Monday, during concert band rehearsal, it was even worse. My F was so far off that I though someone played a wrong note. Even after adjusting the barrel a bit, I still had to lip it down. I was really shocked, as this has never been the case before.
Both the Bb and the F aren't the most pleasant tones to play for sure, but I just found them extremely hard to control, yet extremely prone to raise their pitch when I raise my tension just a bit (up to 30 cents). This has never been the case with my other instruments. I've tried my Zoom RC barrel, which works great on this horn, and the Uebel Barrels are great on my A clarinet, so I'd rule out a Barrel problem. My mouthpiece has never made any problems, either - I know that it can always influence intonation negatively, but how should it, when I never had any problems with it on other clarinets so far?
So, can this "erosion" affect my tone to such an extent?
See the picture attached.

Any help is much appreciated & best regards
Christian



Post Edited (2018-01-10 19:08)

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