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 Extra hole in the tennon
Author: DeletedUser 
Date:   2018-01-19 21:25

Can anybody tell me why some clarinets that I see on ebay have an extra hole in the tennon -right through the cork and into the wood. Does that do anything ? Because I would assume that it is covered up by the other joint.

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 Re: Extra hole in the tennon
Author: Ed 
Date:   2018-01-19 21:48

If you are talking about the center joint, it would be for an articulated C#/G# key.

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 Re: Extra hole in the tennon
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-01-19 23:14
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The C#/G# tonehole goes through the socket and the tenon to put it in its acoustically correct place on the instrument (approximately half way between the C and D toneholes and made larger in diameter).

Most clarinets fitted with the usual C#/G# key have the C#/G# tonehole repositioned on the body above the middle tenon shoulder and made smaller in diameter (compared to the tonehole cut through the tenon) to correctly tune it, but the tone quality often suffers as a result.

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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