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 Backun Fatboy 65 - Buffet R13 from 1970's
Author: rebapicc 
Date:   2019-03-11 23:56

I bought my daughter a used R13 a year ago and wanted to update the barrel on her instrument. I found a used Backun Fatboy that had been used by a professional and well taken care of.

The barrel fits well until it gets almost all the way down on the tenon and then completely stops with about 2 - 2.5 mm left before meeting the rest of the clarinet. The cork is not too tight as it slides on with some tension and feels secure without any rocking. I have measured both the inside depth of the barrel and the length of the tenon on the clarinet and they measure the same. Is it possible there is a slight taper inside the barrel that would cause the barrel to not fit all the way down on the tenon?

I am a flute player and know that headjoints are often adjusted to fit flutes. Is this something that can be easily done for this barrel to fit her clarinet?

Rebecca Reeves

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 Re: Backun Fatboy 65 - Buffet R13 from 1970's
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-03-12 01:39

Any decent tech should be able to suss out the problem. I had a burr on the tenon just bellow the cork that caused that very issue on my R13.

..............Paul Aviles

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