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 Re: Low D added to alto clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2009-10-04 14:33

A Buffet bell fitted to a Leblanc, Noblet, Vito, Bundy, etc. alto won't give you the low D - the entire low Eb key is on the body on Buffets and the low E issues from the lowest tonehole on the body while the low Eb key is open standing, low Eb issues from the bell vent once the low Eb key is closed so blocking this vent will give the low D - but this is only on Buffet altos.

On other altos with the standard bell arrangement (with the key on the bell actuated by the low Eb key on the body) the low Eb issues from the bell itself (and low E issues from the vent on the bell while the bell key is open), so putting a Buffet bell on a Leblanc (or similar) alto will only give you an alto to low E as there's no bell key to close for the low Eb - then covering the bell vent will give low Eb but with more physical effort as now there's no bell key.

So things will work the other way round - put a Leblanc bell on a Buffet and you have an alto that will descend to low D, and if you fit a low D key (eg. for the right thumb) to close the bell key, then this will certainly work.

Chris.

Post Edited (2009-10-04 14:38)

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