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Offline Windsong

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Odd LJ vent
« on: November 12, 2023, 03:33:03 PM »
What do you suppose this vent is for on the LJ?  A tuning hole, perhaps?

« Last Edit: November 12, 2023, 07:03:34 PM by Windsong »
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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2023, 01:11:26 PM »
That’s the G/D tone hole, you cover it to play F/C. Unusual to see it as a metal tube but this is typical for “period” clarinets.

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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2023, 08:37:12 PM »
Thank you very much.  It does seem a bit odd to have a pip just hanging out there, and it looks a bit awkward to cover, but I will experiment with it.  It arrives tomorrow, and is my first true salt spoon.
I do have simple systems with offset lumps but have not seen this feature before.
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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2023, 08:29:24 AM »
Yea aren't they funky! Enjoy the contortion you'll need for your pinky to properly fit over it. ha
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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2023, 04:07:21 PM »
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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2023, 12:06:43 PM »
Wow! I think that is very cool. I would love to try it!

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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2023, 06:34:48 PM »
I would love for you to try it, Phil.
PM me the necessities, and I'll send her off to you.
It is playing closer to 448, now that I have oiled and cleaned everything, and conditioned the ancient pads.  But she plays.  While the fingering is odd to me, I have gotten the hang of most of it.  Some notes are simply missing, and you have to make them with tone hole "shading".
It is most certainly a Couesnon stencil, or "second". 
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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2023, 06:27:39 AM »
I would love for you to try it, Phil.
PM me the necessities, and I'll send her off to you.
It is playing closer to 448, now that I have oiled and cleaned everything, and conditioned the ancient pads.  But she plays.  While the fingering is odd to me, I have gotten the hang of most of it.  Some notes are simply missing, and you have to make them with tone hole "shading".
It is most certainly a Couesnon stencil, or "second".

Speaking of tone hole shading, I wonder why early clarinets didn't pull the recorder trick of having the little double-holes that assist in shading the hole.
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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2024, 03:07:00 AM »
I love the look of salt spoon keys. Bring em back I say  :P
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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2024, 01:43:41 AM »
Ugh, but the PAIN of seating a flat-bottom pad is brutal!
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2024, 06:49:57 PM »
Ugh, but the PAIN of seating a flat-bottom pad is brutal!

Yes indeed!  Waaay too much interior room, and akin to putting an egg in a glass of water and expecting it to stand on its little end.
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Re: Odd LJ vent
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2024, 05:28:38 PM »
I do prefer the look too, Larry, and considering the time period in which they were made, rather impressive.
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