Clarinets


Key Alterations
Taking into account the thousands of hours you will play your instrument, it might be helpful to get the keys altered to your individual needs. Just because an instrument was once built the way it was done doesn?t mean that it needs to stay that way. .

The most common scenarios are that you have: .

1. Short fingers: We can extend or replace the keys and levers.
2. Thin fingers: We can change the ring keys to covered /plateau keys. This allows you to place your finger where it falls. You don?t need to hide the tone hole accurately anymore and your hand position can stay relaxed. We offer some beginner models as standard small-hand models.
3. Long fingers: We can shorten or replace the keys and levers.
4. Handicapped fingers: If you lose the feeling in your fingertips, have problems with tremors or stiffness in your fingers, we can change the ring keys to covered /plateau keys. This allows you to place your finger where it falls. You don?t need to hide the tone hole accurately anymore and your hand position can stay relaxed. This can be done for individual keys or entire instruments.
5. Missing parts: This is one of the most challenging requests and will always be handled on a very individual basis. In most cases it is possible to alter the mechanism in such a way that it is still operational if a part of a finger is missing or dysfunctional.

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