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 Re: Rough bore affecting throat notes? Help!
Author: Kalashnikirby 
Date:   2018-01-10 19:41

Hey guys,
thanks for the quick response

Klose,
so I thought. I've NEVER EVER (and this must be in caps) seen this on an instrument that was supposed to be actively used for only a year, despite being a display/test instrument before that. My Buffet is 4 years old and considering I paid 1350€ for the Uebel, it's in a better shape, I have to admit now.
Thing is, I've noticed no such problem a the store when I tested a new Uebel 1-2 months ago, in fact, I'm rather sure that it performed remarkably well with throat notes. Of course, I cannot say that for sure anymore.

Ray,
I could do that, no problem, in fact I'm practising on my chinese Efer (with great sucess). It's just that this is no option on an instrument I've bought 2 weeks ago and if this "erosion" is indeed the cause of these notes being off, I'll try to have the seller take it back (he offered to do so, at least...)

You see, the guy I bought it from is a professional clarinetist and was located in a nearby city, so I went there, had a very nice chat and bought the instrument. The instrument was provided by Uebel and he was supposed to sell it, or give it back, so I'm really conflicted. He told me to just leave it be and play it for the next two years - being the tinkerer I am, I took it apart, cleaned and oiled it, when I made another unpleasant discovery: The posts for the Eb/G# + C/F keys were already a bit loose. Perhaps more are affected, but I didnt feel like checking
After all these findings, I just really need to find out how much the problem I described can affect the tone. Even slightly loose posts would have been OK as long as the horn plays nicely, but now I'm starting to worry. There's too much evidence pointing towards serious wood/bore contraction - Ironically, the horn still responds somewhat better than my RC, but spending so much on a used horn with possibly worse intonation doesn't seem worth it now... :(



Post Edited (2018-01-10 19:44)

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