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 BD4 Throat Design?
Author: Bob Barnhart 2017
Date:   2021-09-05 23:15
Attachment:  BD4-Throat.png (739k)

I've been playing more on the BD4 over the last few months and am becoming more fond of its performance characteristics (resistance, response, tuning, articulation, etc.) although I find that I need to adjust reeds to get the sound that I want from it.

Now this may or may not be related to various qualities of the mouthpiece, but I have wondered about its rather unusual throat design in which the baffle drops below the opening of the throat (see attachment).

I've never seen this design before--only on the BD4s, and not on the BD5 or BD7.

Does anyone have any ideas on why this design was chosen and what its advantages/disadvantages might be.

Bob Barnhart

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