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Re: clarinet modified for missing finger
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 05:14:12 PM »
Wow! Where's the b flat tone hole?!   That's a strange lower joint.
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Re: clarinet modified for missing finger
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 06:13:34 PM »
I read somewhere that modified clarinets were fairly common after both world wars due to returning soldiers' injuries.

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Re: clarinet modified for missing finger
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2016, 04:39:44 AM »
Interesting.
I have in my collection a clarinet for someone who was missing fingers on his left hand.

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Re: clarinet modified for missing finger
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2016, 08:34:59 AM »
It took some serious skill to alter them, I think.

I had one that modified for a missing right pointer finger. It had a lever that stuck out to the right that could be pushed with the bottom joint of the finger. A normal finger could go over the top of it and still reach the regular place. It did have a plateaued (?) tone hole.