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 Repairman who can modify right finger keys
Author: Steve O 
Date:   2019-06-06 23:10


Three years ago I injured my right hand. Despite working hard at it, I've never been able to get my right pinky finger to pull all the way back next to the 4th finger, particularly if the fingers are bent.
Operating the four right pinky keys is troublesome, actually making it impossible to play some passages.
In particular, the f#/c# key is difficult; the Ab/Eb key a bit less so, but also problematic. When I pull the pinky in that close to the 4th finger it forces the 4th finger to roll off the tone hole. Either that or the pinky finger lands roughly between the keys.

What I believe would work would be to find someone who can modify my clarinet slightly. If the 4 keys could be moved or rotated just a couple of millimeters farther away from the 4th finger tone hole I should be able to play normally. I'm not even certain the best person is necessarily an instrument repairer, but maybe a metalsmith or jeweler.

Does anyone know of a repair shop or expert who is capable of this kind of modification? I live in the Washington DC area, so that would be a good starting point. But if there's no one around here, I'll work with someone else.

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