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 Re: Aftermarket Bell
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-03-04 05:03

> Buffet Tradition
> Mpc.: Hawkins "G", Barrel: Behn EVO & Backun MOBA, Reeds: Behn ARIA 4s

Sorry, Jonathan. I misread your equipment catalog at the bottom of your post. As Brad says in his reply, you're playing a Buffet Tradition. The MOBA is a barrel, so I think you're saying you've tried both Brad Behn's EVO and Bacun's MOBA barrels with your Tradition.

In any case, I'm not really sure why you're using an aftermarket barrel, either. It would be useful if you would describe more fully what is wrong with your B4. Does it not speak (your description: "does not speak well") immediately or only with extra finger pressure? Or does it speak (respond) but doesn't sound good?

If your words are taken literally, this is a mechanical problem - either (a) the B/E and C/F keys are out of adjustment, (b) there's a leak somewhere above those pads, (c) your fingers aren't covering cleanly when you first move to B or (d) when going up over the break you're pinching to reed off. Choices (a) and (b) can be diagnosed and fixed by a competent repairman, (c) and (d) are technique issues that you can work on. None will be solved by a replacement bell.

If it's a matter of your not liking the sound with the original bell, but the response is clean, then a replacement bell may improve things. But since you're an "aspiring student" who, presumably, has a teacher, your teacher should be able to help you sort this out far better than we can without being able to hear the problem.

Karl

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