Bass Clarinet Neck Strap Overview
Check to see that the screws are in place and have not twisted themselves out of the post. Lost screws will mean lost keys. If the screw is too far out, tighten it with a small screwdriver until it is level with the post, but do not overwind the screw, as the critical thing may bind. If unsure, search out a qualified repair person to fix, hold and adjust screw tensions. Wooden clarinets are sometimes self-discipline to cracking, a situation we all hope to prevent. Cracking can occur if a part of the wood absorbs moisture and expands while other sections are too dry; the difference in force may cause a crack.