Clarinets


Thumb rest variations and alteration
The thumb rest can cause pain and discomfort. The relocation of the thumb rest or an additional support plate could be the solution you need. We also offer a wide range of thumb rests.

1. Plastic: They were not adjustable, black and used at the student B 12 as well as the top professional Elite clarinet (because of the light weight).
2. Galvanized plastic: They were adjustable and used at newer B12 clarinets.
3. Metal: Most others are made of casted, galvanized metal.

They are distinguished by their function
1. Fixed: They are very cheap and stable. They often can cause problems for your hand position. We can move the thumb rest to a better position if desired.
2. Adjustable: They are adjustable for the musician, but in most cases only downwards. We usually recommend to move the mounting unit 12mm higher up, to get a better hand position.
3. With ring: Some hand rests have rings attached to them, to have a possibility to play with a strap.
4. With additional support: There are some rather expensive and elaborated hand rests on the market, which can help to reduce some hand stress by enlarging the supported surface of the hand.

Attention:See also :Hand problems and their solutions
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