Classical Basset Joint after Riga Programme Drawing
Classical basset joint in Bb/A
Boxwood, imitation Ivory, brass keys
Knee joint and globular bell
Fits onto the right hand joint of my clarinets after Grenser.
Available with either diatonic or chromatic basset notes.
The basset joint is based on the basset clarinet pictured in Anton Stadler’s Riga concert programme of 1794 where he performed Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto K622.
Measurements were taken from three instruments with globular bells; an unmarked instrument in the Royal College of Music Museum, which is very similar in design to the instrument pictured in the programme, and instruments by Strobach and Miraz in the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.
Barrel for basset clarinet