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Offline Jfrejo

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Metal clarinet barrel
« on: May 14, 2022, 08:04:57 PM »
I have a Penzel Mueller Artists metal clarinet without the barrel. Is there anyone that might be able to post measurements of the barrel or a barrel from some other metal clarinet so I can machine one to fit.
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John

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Re: Metal clarinet barrel
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2022, 06:49:38 AM »
I would be hesitant about that, as not all barrels are interchangeable - just like how wood or other barrels are not always even going to physically fit.
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Re: Metal clarinet barrel
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 08:42:31 AM »
Thank you  for the response, I agree with you. I am just looking to get a starting point like overall dimensions, mainly height. I can adjust dimensions as needed. If it comes down to it I will just measure my wood clarinet height and subtract the difference and go from there. It’s not a  difficult part to machine.
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Re: Metal clarinet barrel
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 03:48:39 PM »
Overall dimensions of metal clarinet barrels vary considerably. For example length can vary from 40mm to 67mm depending on the instrument, and that doesn't even take into account that some barrels have tenons and some have sockets. I think measuring your other clarinet and going from there is a great starting point.

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Re: Metal clarinet barrel
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2022, 11:27:04 AM »
You are probably best off making it yourself, that is what i had ended up doing for a gloritone.  It looks close to how it should and at least to my ear sounds good after some fine tuning.
If you were able to find one, which i doubt, it probably would cost more than machining it yourself or sending out to have one made.  That is if you have the ability and tools necessary.
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