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 Bear repellent
Author: hans 
Date:   2022-06-04 00:19
Attachment:  2022 - Trombone versus Bear.jpg (969k)

The attached article describes a new use for the trombone.
Since bears and cougars are common in the area where I live, I wondered if anyone had tried using a clarinet instead of a trombone? If it was successful, please advise the make and model of the clarinet, mouthpiece, ligature, and the reed strength used.


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 Re: Bear repellent
Author: Bob Barnhart 2017
Date:   2022-06-04 00:33

I’d reach for my ‘Effer!

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 Re: Bear repellent
Author: prigault 
Date:   2022-06-04 02:30

Perhaps more important than the model and brand would be the notes or score actually played. If a clarinet repelled a bear as well as it does my cat, I'd put more money on 'For clarinet' or some altissimo notes than on the first half of Saint-Saëns sonata's 3rd movement.

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 Re: Bear repellent
Author: Ed 
Date:   2022-06-04 04:20

I knew somebody would eventually find a good use for a trombone!

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 Re: Bear repellent
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2022-06-04 05:21

Bob Barnhart stated: "I’d reach for my ‘Effer!"

I think you might have possibly hit the nail (bear) right on the head (eardrum)!

According to the following story, a "Whistles for Life safety" whistle was used to scare off a black bear. Yep, it was loud (120db), unfortunately no mention as to what note or pitch frequency was emitted. It's easy to plug one's ears and blow a 120db whistle. Can an "Effer" emit a 120db note? And if it could, how would a player protect their ears?


And, now, about that unique whistle design:
*Go down to Description*

After reading about the whistle's design, I'm pretty sure a player couldn't produce a staccato at one pitch along with two continuous pitches at different frequencies.

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 Re: Bear repellent
Author: Bob Barnhart 2017
Date:   2022-06-04 05:25

Rite of Spring: Eb solo…120db (ouch)

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