Can a crack in the bell really cause such problems?

Discussion in 'The Clarinet Family: General Discussion' started by esand79, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. esand79

    esand79

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    Hello. First post. I hope it 's ok to post it here. My daughter dropped my clarinet on the floor today and there is now a crack in the bell. Nowever, it feels almost as if the tube is blocked. Can a crack in the bell really make a drastic change in sound? Hope I can find a replacement for the bell... Thank you
     
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    No, apparently something else got out of whack when the clarinet was dropped.
    A crack in the bell should have no influence like this.
    Try to play without the bell attached and see if things change.
     
  3. esand79

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    Thank you for your reply. I will examine it closely, and take it to a shop tomorrow... I tried playing it without the bell and it was still as if something was blocking the flow of air. Thanks again

    Emil
     

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