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Clarinet First Aid Doctor

Clarinet First Aid Doctor

How to stop your clarinet being poorly!


How to cure sticking pads, floppy keys, wobbly joints, leaking pads and screws that mysteriously undo themselves.


Eddie Ashton's brilliant little "get you home" pocket book helps you to keep your clarinet in tip top condition.  He shows you how to do minor 'on the spot' repairs and adjustments.

Product Details
Product DetailsEddie Ashton's brilliant little "get you home" pocket book helps you to keep your clarinet in tip top condition.  He shows you how to do minor 'on the spot' repairs and adjustments.  He also shows you how to detect faults and, equally important, when to take your clarinet to your repairer. There are many free videos or "how to" websites that show you how to change a cork or how to change a pad on your clarinet. Admirable and praiseworthy, even if many are inadequate, or even wrong. But what if you are in a rehearsal or even in the middle of a gig, what use are videos or ebooks? Strange things are happening to your clarinet - something wrong - but how do you find the solution? YouTube? But no computer handy. Your mobile hasn't got a signal - time is pressing....... Your clarinet is a precision instrument and can easily go wrong - always at the crucial time of course. Eddie covers the following problems: 1. Some of the screws on my clarinet mysteriously undo themselves. 2: One of my keys is "floppy". 3: Every time I play thumb F to G I get a funny grace note between them. 4: I can't get a long Eb/Bb and my top G is very sharp. 5: I can only play notes with my right hand (below clarion G or low C) by pressing really hard. 6: I can't play a middle B using only one of my little fingers. 7: I can't get anything at all - it just squeaks. 8: My pads keep sticking. Eddie also gives you tips on how to cure wobbly joints, including re-corking a joint. A pad has sprung a leak - a screw has come loose - or worse, got lost. Or a pad has split and the gig is just about to start. What then? Your First-Aid Doctor in your pocket could save the day!
About the Author
About the AuthorEddie Ashton is a long established woodwind instrument repairer based in Manchester, UK.

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  • Product Code: 1131004
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £6.95
  • Ex Tax: £6.95