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All about Clarinets / Re: 2019 new release from Kenny woodwind
« Last post by windydankoff on December 19, 2019, 07:21:19 PM »
I respect Kenny for developing an original design based on superb material. It's made of a soft plastic bonded to a rubbery (elastomer) material that has, for me, the exact feel and support that I desire.

The only problem may be that it may press into the structure of some instrument cases. One solution is just to remove it every time you pack the horn ... but I would fear losing it. My solution has been to slit the fabric in the case and dig out some of the foam padding, then glue a patch of similar fabric back so there is a sufficient dent in the material of the case to accommodate the rest.

Then, if the T rest doesn't fit snugly and securely on the horn, use a rubbery adhesive to glue it to the metal T rest.

For me it's been worth the effort on all 3 clarinets I play, the C, Bb and G.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Why is the Silver Conn 424N difficult to research?
« Last post by WyoWind on December 19, 2019, 07:11:40 PM »
David-
You have a gift. 
Use it.
 :-*
Stefanie
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All about Clarinets / Re: Why is the Silver Conn 424N difficult to research?
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on December 18, 2019, 12:31:08 PM »
Your write up looks pretty good.

A few slight changes:

After "17 keys 6 rings" you can also add "17/6" which is industry lingo for 17 rings, 6 keys.

Also, "It's a standard pitch, a 440..." - can be changed to "It's standard pitch, A=440Hz..."

Also, "Read Trimmer" should be "Reed Trimmer"

That's pretty good in my opinion - youve got all the detail any buyer would need. The less questions a buyer needs to ask, the more likely they are to buy your item.


In my experience, people who ask a TON of questions about your item generally don't buy it.
Those who do often demand a partial refund for something minor, and sometimes lie about it.
Moral: be very wary of people who send you a paragraph of questions.

The best buyers I've had are the ones who ask no questions besides the very basics.

I'm glad you appreciate my replies. I don't do too much writing anymore after grad school, although sometimes I feel like I should get back into it... :)
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All about Clarinets / Re: Why is the Silver Conn 424N difficult to research?
« Last post by WyoWind on December 18, 2019, 12:13:29 PM »
By the way, your last reply blew my mind!!  Thank you so much!!!  I really hope you get paid for your amazing talent in some way!  You have been blessed with a gift!!! Do you do much freelance writing or are you a journalist? 
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All about Clarinets / Re: Why is the Silver Conn 424N difficult to research?
« Last post by WyoWind on December 18, 2019, 12:07:16 PM »
Did I get any of these details correct? lol

Key: Bb

Design: Boehm System
 
Type: Low Pitch

Boehm System 17 keys 6 rings Metal Armored Clarinet in Bb - Low Pitch

It's a standard pitch, a 440, with standard boehm key work.

Embossing:  MADE BY  C.G. CONN, LTD  ELKHART, IND  U.S.A.

Serial # 424N-B-214130-L

Mouthpiece:  ALONZO LEACH -  DE LUX - B6 - DES MOINES, IOWA -  STEEL EBONITE  - REG.US. PAT OFFICE

Ligature:  ELTON

Read Trimmer:  COUPE ANCHES "CORDIER" MADE IN FRANCE  BREVETE  S.G.D.G

Does that info seem correct?  Are there any other important details I need to add that your average buyer would be expecting?
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All about Clarinets / Re: Why is the Silver Conn 424N difficult to research?
« Last post by WyoWind on December 18, 2019, 11:48:43 AM »
Well... I am still working on my eBay listing. Ugg.  lol

This is such an interesting item and the more I dig into it....  Well, honestly I have fallen in love with this clarinet!!!

I can't even read music or play, but every time I look at this silver beauty.... my heart smiles :)

I'm becoming attached! lol

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All about Clarinets / Re: 2019 new release from Kenny woodwind
« Last post by LarryS on December 18, 2019, 08:51:34 AM »
Write to Kenny at hzxiaoyu@qq.com

I LOVE his thumb rests! They are far superior to Ridenour or anything else. Your thumb will thank you, and the horn will be more stable in your hands.  There are a number of us on this list who use them.

Tell Kenny your address and he will send you a quote, then a PayPal invoice. Tell him you were referred by The Clarinet Pages.
Email sent
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All about Clarinets / Re: G Clarinet Boehm (French) system, new from China (!)
« Last post by Airflyte on December 17, 2019, 04:38:02 PM »
I purchased the one with the "Backun style" ringless bell and barrel. Even with the insane shipping it was still the cheapest option (and the best looking  ;D). I have a feeling the one with metal rings might be more crack resistant in the long run, however when one of my barrels cracked the seller was happy to send me two replacements.

-Jared

Jared, I just want to thank you (and Windy) for the time and effort that both of you have put into these instruments. Your YT vids are great and I have subscribed to your channel.
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All about Clarinets / Re: G Clarinet Boehm (French) system, new from China (!)
« Last post by Airflyte on December 17, 2019, 04:32:39 PM »
Looks good Phil!
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