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 Altered thumb rests and cases
Author: Musikat 
Date:   2019-04-28 08:19

I have two older R13s (one Bb and one A). A few years ago I had the thumb rest on my Bb moved up almost to the top of the lower joint and replaced with the adjustable one. With a thumb rest pad the net effect is perfect placement as the original contorted my hands and caused pain. I have an older Protec single case and put the instrument in and noticed no difference in how it fits.

Just recently I was offered the opportunity to play in an orchestra, although I don't know if it will be a longer term thing or not. My A hadn't been played in a long time so I had it looked at by a tech and also had the thumb rest moved and changed on that one. Well, when I went to pick it up I realized the Buffet Attache case is very fitted to the thumb rest and it no longer fits well in the case at all. Neither does the Bb. There is a space for music with some flex so it is probably OK, but if I put much music in it there could be an issue.

My question is does anyone know about the Protec or Allora double cases (both reasonably priced) and whether a higher thumb rest configuration would fit better in one or the other of them? Is it worth investing in one just to possibly store the A until another orchestra opportunity comes up? Also the Buffet Attache has the lower joint/bell combo and when I first took it out after years of not playing I couldn't get them apart.

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