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I don't think the corks are enthusiastic about continuous compression, nor are the tenons keen on keeping their end grain not thoroughly dried. (I can't imagine the clarinet being disassembled for cleaning but not for transportation).bobsax said:What do you all think of this? I know the seller but don't have any monetary interest in his sales. <snip url>
Hmm..yes I see your point. I don't think it would be good for wood clarinets.tictactux said:I don't think the corks are enthusiastic about continuous compression, nor are the tenons keen on keeping their end grain not thoroughly dried. (I can't imagine the clarinet being disassembled for cleaning but not for transportation).
I can't think of what happens to the instrument (especially the sockets and tenons) if you drop the case and it lands diagonally on its edge.
Besides, it's not really compact.
A sax neck is conical with a comparably large surface - if it starts to wobble, just push the mouthpiece in some more. The most critical cork in clarinets is the tenon cork between upper and lower joint. It is relatively small in diameter, and the bending forces exerted from both hands are considerable. I wouldn't worry about the mouthpiece cork either.bobsax said:Regarding cork I know most folks say you should remove your mouthpiece from the neck but for the last 30 some years I've always left my mouthpiece on the sax neck and hardly ever need a new cork. The price of a new cork is cheap compared to a fixing or replacing a dropped mouthpiece.
Dave Dolson said:I bought the case and it arrived today. Not bad, for the price. It is similar to a Pro-Tec (ballistic-nylon-like cover, hard frame, zippered closure with two security straps and the handle wraps around itself with a velcro closure). There is an accessories-pouch (zippered) on top. The case is lightweight.
I put my metal Silver King clarinet in it and it fit securely enough. The inside of the case is molded to allow for a mouthpiece affixed to the horn, but I always remove my mouthpieces from horns, so there is an open space between the top of the clarinet's tuning barrel and the provided shaped space inside. I'll keep it and use it. DAVE
If I recall correctly it is fitted to the customary wood bodied clarinet, or the double walled metal clarinets. If it was for the traditional skinny metal I'd probably spring for one for my metal, but I'd never do that to a wooden instrument.Simon Weiner said:Dave do you see it as a case for a wood clarinet also?