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Author Topic: Technician Who Can Repair Metal Clarinets Expertly  (Read 131 times)

Offline Ken Rasmussen

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Technician Who Can Repair Metal Clarinets Expertly
« on: April 07, 2022, 01:23:33 PM »

Are any of you aware of a reputable technician who can work with metal clarinets? I’m specifically interested in getting the adjustable tuning barrel on my Buescher True Tone 731 clarinet un-stuck. The bell is also stuck, though I’m less concerned about that. I don’t want some bozo destroying the horn, and I’m happy to pay for a good job.

If any of you have an adjustable barrel of this type that works, I’d really like to see some photos. I can’t tell exactly where some of the joints are.

Offline DaveLeBlanc

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Re: Technician Who Can Repair Metal Clarinets Expertly
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2022, 06:56:05 AM »
I can do the rest of the clarinet, but a stuck barrel is beyond me.
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Re: Technician Who Can Repair Metal Clarinets Expertly
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2022, 08:11:19 AM »
A tech or shop that is known equally for their sax and clarinet work?  It's kind of like a hybrid between the two. Pro level metal clarinets aren't enough of a thing to really have a specific known tech that works on them, I don't think.  This place in my area has a pretty good reputation for woodwind repair: https://www.hammerwoodwinds.com
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Re: Technician Who Can Repair Metal Clarinets Expertly
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2022, 10:42:40 AM »
Another (very expensive) option is Music Medic - they can turn just about any metal object brand new, with lots of time and money invested.
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Re: Technician Who Can Repair Metal Clarinets Expertly
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2022, 12:00:25 PM »
Your best bet is to look for a saxophone speçialist - someone who would be familiar with the microtuners that came on old Conns. I'd suspect that the principle is similar.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2022, 06:44:10 PM by 350 Rocket »
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