Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Woodwind.OrgThe Clarinet BBoardThe C4 standard

 
  BBoard Equipment Study Resources Music General    
 
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 
 Very Sharp throat G#: Fixable?
Author: gavalanche20 
Date:   2018-09-04 10:23

I have a Jupiter 931S that plays fine but is very sharp on the throat G# by around 20-30 cents. I can bring it down using all but the left index finger but obviously that would be a hassle for quicker passages. Is this something that can be fixed by adjusting the height of the keys, or is there another way I can fix it?



Post Edited (2018-09-04 10:23)

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Very Sharp throat G#: Fixable?
Author: donald 
Date:   2018-09-04 12:49

Height of keys or....
Take the g# key off and fill in some material on the "upper" side of tone hole (closest to the mouthpiece).
You will get various advice on what to use to fill the hole - tape, epoxy etc. Jack Brymer used plasticine, others use multiple layers of nail polish. I'd suggest blue tack (also called tricky tack) for preliminary experiments, use something more permanent if that works....

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Very Sharp throat G#: Fixable?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-09-04 15:20

Keep the key heights open otherwise the tone quality will suffer if you close them down. The throat A and G# keys should open to 2mm or slightly (but not much) more so the throat notes speak cleanly.

As the throat G# key is mainly used for throat G#, altering that tonehole won't have much or any affect any other note that doesn't involve that key.

Chris.

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Very Sharp throat G#: Fixable?
Author: gavalanche20 
Date:   2018-09-05 04:51

Thanks for the tips. In the end I went with changing the pad height as I was able to bring down the G# while still maintaining a fairly clear tone. I guess it's possible that it was sharp in the first place because of wear on the cork of the G# key?

Reply To Message
 Avail. Forums  |  Threaded View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 


 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Password:
 Remember my login:
   
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
is sponsored by:

For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

Music & Books
CDs, Sheet Music, and some of the greatest reference books ever written!

Events
Major events especially for clarinetists

Mouthpieces & Barrels
Fine makers of mouthpieces and barrels, from wood to crystal to hard rubber and plastic

Instruments
Retailers and manufacturers of clarinets, both modern and early replica

Miscellaneous
Services and products too varied to categorize! Repair, recording, news

Service
Instrument repairs, restorations, adjustments, and overhauls.

Accessories
Accessories that every clarinetist needs - reed makers and shapers, ligatures, greases, oils, and preservatives ... and more!

Reeds
Great reeds available from around the world

 
     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org