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 Re: Thumb (and thumb rest) position
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2018-02-24 19:35

It's about a 10 minute job. I like to fill the old holes with shellac and clarinet shavings from an old beat up useless clarinet barrel or bell. Then you use 2000 grit sandpaper to smooth off the holes and polish the area and you can't see the old holes. If you can find it use 3000 grit. The wood dust shavings takes away the shine of the shellac. I then use a buffing wheel for wood, but you can use a Dremal tool as well with their buffing attachments and a wood polishing compound.

When you drill the new holes, if you need to drill the holes, as some screws are self starting, use tape on the drill bit or mark the drill bit with a colored red Sharpie pen so you know how far down to drill into the wood. I've seen people come to me because they did the opps thing and drilled right through the wood into the bore of the clarinet. It's not a big deal to fill this mistake, but a simple precaution like a piece of tape around the drill bit as your marker line to stop drilling works wonders. Then you just screw in the set screws. It's that easy. 10 to 15 minutes. If you don't care about filling the old holes, you can do this in 3 minutes. 1 minute per screw. It's that easy.

From the from of the lower joint my thumb rest is 1 13/16" from the top of the lower joint. You don't have to be that exact. 1 3/4" is just fine. So set the thumb rest accordingly if it's not adjustable. You can mark the hole with a pen or something like that where the screws will go.

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