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BAM CASES SIGN3028SB Signature Bb+a Clarinet Black Case

BAM CASES SIGN3028SB Signature Bb+a Clarinet Black Case

TON KOOIMAN MAESTRO2 Professional Clarinet Thumbrest

TON KOOIMAN MAESTRO2 Professional Clarinet Thumbrest

TON KOOIMAN ETUDE3 Clarinet/oboe Thumb Rest

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  • Catalog #: ETUDE3

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Vancouver Store
728 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1E4
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2560 Barnet Hwy.,
#116 Coquitlam, BC, V3H 1W3
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19638 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC, V3A 4C5
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North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3K6
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#157-10090 152nd Street
Surrey, BC, V3R 8X8
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#150-3631 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC, V6X 2B9
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#105-2401D Millstream Road
Victoria, BC, V9B 3R5
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#10-6894 Island Hwy. North
Nanaimo, BC, V9V 1P6
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The next generation: Etude3

The Etude3 is a light weight thumb rest for clarinet and Oboe made out of durable plastics. The Etude enhances the freedom of playing. Faster and easier movement of the ring- and little finger and it prevents fatigue of the thumb and hand. It gives your a sense control and of a firm "grip" on your instrument.

The Etude makes it possible to move the pressure point of the thumb rest to the first phalanx of the thumb to the space between the two joints. The lever momentum is much smaller at this point so the thumb can support the weight more easily.

Much of the energy used for supporting the weight then becomes available for handling the instrument. And can be used to improve control and speed up paying technique.


  • The Etude3 has a new metal hook covered with soft rubber and a casing with improved ergonomics. 
  • The hook is adjustable in height as well.
  • There are several hidden features to improve the physical strengt of the design such as better materials and a redesign of dove tail slide and mountingslide.


The use of the Etude invites you into a new way of carrying your instrument! Instead of "hanging in the tendons", the musician will now carry the instrument in an "active" way!

The thumb is held higher and is either straight or slightly bent. The result is a "natural and individual" posture.

It can't be emphasized enough; The tip of the thumb has to make good contact with the thumb rest casing (in hollow shaped cavity). It will take only a short time to get accustomed and to make it your "new way of life".

When you pull the muscle at the inside of the thumb, the thumb will bend a little. This is most essential and will ensure that you make good contact with the hook!


Chose the row of holes in the mounting slide, that allows the Etude to be fitted on the instrument at a height, that when you are playing the instrument, the thumb will be opposite the index finger. No new holes have to be drilled. You can use the holes from the "old" thumb rest.

The Etude can be put on the mounting slide from top down Number of "clicks" reveal progress in height.

The Ton kooiman thumb rests are supplied with a manual in the box. The manuals or instructions how to use and mount the thumb rests on your instrument can also be found on this site, as well.


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