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A longer thumb rest for Yamaha YCL 221-II Bass Clarinet

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Hello, I recently bought a Yamaha YCL 211 II bass clarinet and I'm very content . The only thing that is a bit strange is the placement of the thumb rest. For me it's just to low. There would be space to adjust it to a higher position, but the actual thumb rest doesn't allow for a lot of upward adjustment.
The thumb rest looks like your average tenor sax plastic thumb rest; I wonder whether there is a longer replacement part that would allow for more upward adjustment?

Any suggestions very much appreciated.

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Try just taking it off. I took mine off of my Selmer and I haven't missed it. You pretty much always play with a peg or a neck strap on the bass, so the thumb rest really isn't doing much.

If you do end up wanting it back, you can always worry about the longer thumb rest at that point.
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The only time I miss it is when I need to pick up the instrument to put it on/take it off the stand and when I'm setting it up. In both instances, it would be nice but not necessary to have a more secure hold on the instrument.
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