case for a full boehm clarinet??

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    Default case for a full boehm clarinet??

    does anyone make a case that will fit my selmer centered tone clarinet? it has the low Eb, which lengthens it, and thus it wont fit in a normal case and i havent had much luck searching for a case. anybody have any hints?

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    Since Selmer, Leblanc and Buffet still make those clarinets, the original cases should be available but expect a pretty high price.

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    I keep my FB Selmer Breveté in a plastic SKB case. It's inexpensive, and it was easy to hammer down the foam shaping to make room for the extra length on the lower joint.

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    excellent info, thank you guys.

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    I've taken a picture of my case to show you how the lower joint should go. There's just a small ridge to flatten to allow it to settle in level. The bell is in there to show the relative placement.

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    I've always been curious about the function of that second sliver key- could someone enlighten me? One of the local music shops has an old Conn full-boehm that I've been trying hard not to buy for about 2 years now (I don't don't need two clarinets, I don't need two clarinets, I don't need two clarinets...) but it lacks that particular feature.

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    The second sliver key (actually the first if you're reading from left to right) gives you a RH fingering for C#/G#. The note is articulated on Selmers and later Conns (gold medal models), but earlier Conns probably don't have the articulation. Without it this key wouldn't work.
    Last edited by paulwl; 09-08-2005 at 09:17 AM.

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