On mine, the upper joint is corked (just like an ordinary wood clarinet) to accommodate the barrel. (http://www.hochstrasser.org/wiki/files/Rauber7.jpg)BobbyC said:The bottom part of the adapter looks like it should be corked to snug the fit into the clarinet's body.
IS THAT HOW IT'S DONE ON OTHER METAL CLARINETS or is something else used?
If yours is the other way round, cork the other part.
A usable solution on mine is to put one layer of clear adhesive tape along the inner circumference of the barrel. It's a bit tricky to do but will last about three to six months. A more permanent solution would be to paint the barrel socket with a thin layer of lacquer or epoxy. The quickest solution is to wind one or two rounds of cigarette paper around the mouthpiece cork before shoving it in.The top part of the adapter loosely fits my mouthpiece and I don't want to recork my mouthpiece with a thicker cork because I use it on other clarinets.
Is there something I can do to permanently make a tighter fit or do I need to buy another mouthpiece and have a thicker cork put on it?