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 Stuffy clarion Eb on Low C Bass
Author: maestro_merlin 
Date:   2018-04-11 20:25

Hi,

I recently purchased a Buffet Prestige Low C Bass Clarinet which is playing absolutely superbly - its tone is gorgeous and its playability is even better than I thought it would be.

However, clarion Eb comes out stuffy, and is quite resistant. This issue arose recently when I was performing Symphonic Dances from WSS (the Cha-cha is where it was real problem), and I don't really know what's causing it.

The low Ab is not having the same issue, so I don't think it's a air leak...

Anybody got any ideas what the issue might be?

Thanks!

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 Re: Stuffy clarion Eb on Low C Bass
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2018-04-11 20:30

The double register vent mechanism may be out of adjustment. Make sure when one vent opens the other closes completely.

-Jdbassplayer

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 Re: Stuffy clarion Eb on Low C Bass
Author: maestro_merlin 
Date:   2018-04-11 20:53

Ah yes - that appears to be the issue.

Is this a job for the repairer?

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 Re: Stuffy clarion Eb on Low C Bass
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2018-04-11 21:51

If your are not familiar with the mechanism then it's probably a good ideal to let someone who is more qualified adjust it for you. Double register vent mechanisms are very tricky to get just right.

-Jdbassplayer

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 Re: Stuffy clarion Eb on Low C Bass
Author: maestro_merlin 
Date:   2018-04-11 22:01

Will do - thanks Jdbassplayer!

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