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 Seated basset clarinet
Author: Tony Pay 2017
Date:   2019-02-28 23:26

I always played the Mozart concerto and other basset pieces seated, and held the bell between my crossed legs. People asked whether that compromised the lowest notes; but I found the effect to be minimal.

Sometimes, though, the slipperiness between the bell and my dress trousers caused me insecurity in concert, and I wondered how that might be minimised. Some way of increasing the friction between the bell and the cloth was necessary.

The final solution turned out to be the inner tube of a mountain bicycle. These inner tubes have a large diameter; and if you cut off a small cylindrical section across the tube, it can be stretched (with some effort:-) over the end of the bell.

The outcome is excellent!

Tony



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