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Title: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: BLMonopole on November 13, 2012, 06:32:15 AM
Make a list of your current clarinet inventory and answer the questions:
(1) can you ever have too many?
(2) what one clarinet would you love to find and make room for?
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Skyfacer on November 13, 2012, 01:04:46 PM
Amati Kraslice Full Boehm (Ebony)   A ACL 675,

Amati Kraslice Full Boehm (Ebony) Bb ACL 605.  

T. Ridenour Lyrique (Ebonite ) Bb   RCP-576 BC

Jupiter JCL-631-II (Plastic) Bb

W. Schreiber 6010s (Plastic)  Bb

All my Clarinets are in constant use. My main instrument is the Lyrique.
The two plastic Clarinets are my \'knock-abouts\' and the Amati Clarinets are also used , especially the A which is used mainly as a \"C instrument\"
I don\'t collect Clarinets just for the sake of collecting them as I always keep in mind that for every instrument you own, means one more instrument to maintain.
I\'ve settled in nicely with the instruments that I own at present. No doubt there is always other Clarinets that would be nice to own but one must draw the line somewhere.
It\'s all a matter with being contented with what one has. I\'m 68 next March , life is getting short for me.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: BLMonopole on November 13, 2012, 05:19:20 PM
•   1970s (?)Bundy Eb contra alto clarinet

•   Late 1940s Olds Special (Malerne Stencil) Bb Bass Clarinet (to low Eb)

•   Ca. 1950 Kohlert Winnenden Eb alto clarinet (open hole, to low E)

•   Ca. 1920 Penzel Mueller A Clarinet

•   Ca. 1940 Penzel Mueller Bb Clarinet

•   1965 Buffet R-13 Bb Clarinet

•   1940? Kohlert Bb Full Boehm Clarinet

•   1960s (?) M. Lacroix C soprano

•   1920? Martin Freres Eb Soprano Clarinet

•   Early 1950s Couesnon Monopole Conservatoire Bb clarinet (7 ring)

•   1968 (?) Paul Magniere (SML Stencil?) Bb clarinet

The Buffet Bb and the Martin Freres Eb are my main horns, but I deeply love the Monopole Conservatoire, the Kohlert Full Boehm, and even the Kohlert Alto.  Well, I love them all really or I wouldn\'t be keeping them.....

 I guess you can have too many if they\'re not all getting played regularly (I mean, someone else could easily be enjoying them).  So, I guess I need to \"thin the herd,\" but I find it so hard to decide which ones should go.

Welcome additions would include a Selmer Rosewood Eb Contra Alto, a Penzel Mueller Clari-Met or Bettoney Silva-Bet, a metal Eb from Bettoney, or a low C bass clarinet.  But, until I make some room, I\'m going to hold tight a while.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on November 15, 2012, 04:28:05 PM
1890s Penzel-Mueller Eb wood (parts)

1890s Penzel-Mueller Eb wood (lower section, which is slightly larger than lower section of abovementioned clarinet)

1890-1920? Henri Frenier HP C wood, simple system

1920s? American Beauty metal (nonworking)

1920s? Laube Metal, three piece body

1920s? Weymann Varsity metal (nonworking)

1920s? M. Lacroix wood (nonworking)

1920s? Paul Dupre grenadilla, with third ring on upper section (nonworking)

1920s? F. Barbier Cousenon wood, with third ring on upper section

1920s? Lachapelle metal (nonworking)

1920s? Brevetto Bottali simple system with plateau keys (nonworking)

1950s? Weymann Varsity wood, with original hard rubber bell

1950s? Lachapelle wood

1950s? Bruno Royal Artist hard rubber?

1961 K3PA Russian Albert system plastic, with third ring on upper section  (nonworking)

1965 or 1966 Conn 16 resin

1960s? Bundy Mazzeo

1960s? Mazzeo, no Bundy logo

1960s? Century Dura-Nyl by Cundy-Bettony hard rubber

1980s? Bundy Semi-Plateau plastic

1980s? Conn alto, left-hand Ab lever

1980s? Selmer alto open hole

1960s-1980s Vito Frankenstein

2005 Buffet B12 plastic

2000s? Sky plastic (nonworking)


I believe it is possible to have too many, as I think that I have way too many.  Especially since half of them dont work!  I have sold about five that I didn\'t plan on using or restoring (Artley, Bundy, Bundy, Borg, Vito alto, etc).  However, many of my current collection are currently up for sale simply because I do not have enough room and I also need to make up for my lost money.

The single clarinet I would most like is a wooden LeBlanc Bb bass, extended to low C.  Ever since I started playing bass in 7th grade, I have always wanted one, but they were too out of my price range.  I had to content myself with an alto, but that just wasn\'t the same.  I am currently saving up for a real live bass clarinet, hopefully a wooden one.  (though i\'ll be happy even if it is not Leblanc).

The soprano clarinet I most want is the LeBlanc Bliss.  It is a beautiful clarinet and has an incredible sound!  If only it wasn\'t so expensive...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: ZoeB on November 20, 2012, 12:42:57 AM
I can\'t compete with any of the previous posts, but I\'m 18, so I still have time. Here\'s my meagre collection:

-1975 Noblet Artist 45
-1960(ish) Noblet 40
-1950s Schrieber Pro model
-2000ish Yamaha YCL 221 Bass clarinet

The Noblets are were both saved from school band abuse, and play quite well, but the Schrieber (AKA Felix) will always be king. The bass clarinet is on a sort of permanent loan, and works, albeit grudgingly. The clarinets I\'d like most are a low C bass (I know someone who plays an RC Prestige bass. It\'s a really pretty instrument in just about every way.) and a Noblet 40 Eb. It\'s the only Eb clarinet I\'ve ever played that didn\'t seem to be on a mission to kill everyone in the room.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: ZoeB on November 20, 2012, 12:51:02 AM
Oh, I\'d also like to get a cheap purple plastic \'clarinet\' that you can get for like $100 on amazon (might actually be my next clarinet purchase) just to have fun with.
And I kind of want to try a Backun protege.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on November 20, 2012, 10:18:34 PM
Hey Zoe,

     A great place to pick uP cheap clarinets is eBay.  I have never spent more than $55 on a soprano clarinet and 80 on an alto.  My cheapest soprano was my set of two Mazzeo systems for $20 ($10 each), and my Selmer open hole alto for 20 dollars.  You can get good stuff of of eBay for an incredible proce and you don\'t have to break the bank.  Notable ones I\'ve gotten are that Selmer alto, HP C clarinet, metal simple system wih plateau keys, and a cool semi-plateau Bundy.

You will have too many clarinets in no time at all!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: bbrandha on December 05, 2012, 04:37:52 PM
1915ish Jean Marbeau (wood)
1970s Selmer 100 Mazzeo (wood)
2 1950s Noblets (metal)
Frankenhorn with Selmer Paris MP (plastic) for parts
Vito for repair (plastic)
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: ZoeB on December 07, 2012, 02:15:19 AM
Dave: I know. I\'d like to pick up some old beaters from Ebay to overhaul, but it\'s hard to get good deals with overseas shippings costs, so I\'m waiting until next time i visit the states. I still want to get a flashy plastic clarinet though, so i don\'t have to waste good wood on the frigid marching season (early may).
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on December 07, 2012, 03:35:25 PM
Oh I see, overseas reallly does kill.  I\'ve sold a couple clarinets for cheap overseas to like bulgaria and random places like that and i have to charge up to 50 dollars shipping
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: lcm20c on December 12, 2012, 03:10:36 PM
Evette

red vito dazzler

the chinese hard rubber no name wonder,  I thing its either an etude or em winston

ridneour 147

pruefer artiste, currently in Phils capable hands

and a supertone C clarinet, made of hard rubber.  what are the odds of finding that at an antique mall? there is a metal one in the same mall that may end up in my collection in the near future as well.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on December 29, 2012, 01:30:39 AM
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1915ish Jean Marbeau (wood)
1970s Selmer 100 Mazzeo (wood)
2 1950s Noblets (metal)
Frankenhorn with Selmer Paris MP (plastic) for parts
Vito for repair (plastic)


Hey bbrandha, is your Jean Marbeau an albert or boehm system?
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on January 02, 2013, 10:18:24 PM
UPDATE:

Gains:
1960s? Amati Kraslice plastic.  nonworking.

1950s? Centry Dura-Nyl by Cundy-Bettony resin.

1940s? A. Robert Stubbins mechanism wood. nonworking.

1980s Olds plastic.

1990/2000s Bestler plastic.

Losses:

1950s? Lachapelle metal. nonworking.

1960s? Amati Kraslice plastic. nonworking.

1990/2000s Bestler
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Daltonl on January 04, 2013, 11:18:45 AM
You likely can own too many but I have no idea what that number might be .  I currently own a Very Good Yamaha about 18 Yrs old but I don\'t remember the model,   a circa 1934 Selmer BT  and a Pensul-Mueller Soloist.   All are excellent clarinets.   I may add a couple more to the fleet this weekend...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: gkern on January 08, 2013, 09:05:00 PM
Thought I\'d jump in here for my first post:

1952 Selmer Centered Tone
2008 Selmer CL211
1937 Pan American (hard rubber)
1952 Conn 424N
circa 1950 Penzel Mueller Brilliante
??? Martin Freres LaMONTE
circa 1980 Leblanc VSP (French wooden Vito - kinda)

My favorite is the Centered Tone, with the PM a close second.  However, the Pan American plays beautifully with either a Brilhart Tonalin or a George Penney PM mouthpiece.  The VSP plays good with any mouthpiece, well, maybe shouldn\'t use the 5JB...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: bbrandha on January 09, 2013, 05:54:52 AM
Sorry, Dave! Managed to miss your question. Both of the Marbeaus I\'ve had have been Boehm. One is my favorite and the other was damaged so much that it became a victim of and \"art attack\". They are both on Phil\'s site.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on January 09, 2013, 04:22:01 PM
nice collection tehre Gkern!

and bbrandha - 1915 seems to be a pretty early date for a boehm!  (or maybe not... i\'m not really sure but many alberts it seems were from teh 1920s and before)
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: bbrandha on January 09, 2013, 05:30:02 PM
Well, that\'s a rough guess. I was just told that the wrap-around octave stopped being made around then.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on January 09, 2013, 09:26:37 PM
Oh right!  I looked at the pictures on the website.  It appears that he wrap around was a passed on by the Albert, into early boehms.  But then there\'s that one 1840 boehm on Phil\'s website that throws all thoughts out the window!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on February 08, 2013, 06:14:23 PM
UPDATE:

Gains -
1960s? Bundy, nonworking
1960s? Bundy
1960s? Bundy
1960s? Bundy flute, nonworking
1960s? Bundy bell and lower section
2000s? Vito Reso-Tone bass clarinet
Pan Flute
Elise Ocarina soprano ocarina
Elise Ocarina alto ocarina
1920s? Siour Chapelain wrap around register key, nonworking
2000s Kinder-Klari Eb clarinet
2000s? Selmer plastic bass clarinet


Losses:
1950s? Cundy-Bettony Dura-Nyl
2000s Sky plastic, nonworking
Fake bagpipe
1980s? Olds plastic
1960s? Bundy flute
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: gkern on February 09, 2013, 07:38:32 AM
Just added  a V. Kohlert Sons Graslitz Bb LP Clarinet (1930\'s) to my collection, being shipped now.  Really looking forward to this horn, it is one of Vytas \"diamonds in the rough\" (found on another forum).
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on May 15, 2013, 06:00:22 PM
Quote from: \'gkern\' pid=\'558\' dateline=\'1360424312\'

Just added  a V. Kohlert Sons Graslitz Bb LP Clarinet (1930\'s) to my collection, being shipped now.  Really looking forward to this horn, it is one of Vytas \"diamonds in the rough\" (found on another forum).



How did the Kohlert work out for you?
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on May 15, 2013, 06:16:36 PM
UPDATE:

Gains:
1980s? Vito Pleateau Keyed boehm
1920s Seiberling-Lucas Music Co with wrap-around register key
1980? Bundy
Frankenstein Bundy + Vito
2000s Opus USA Soprano Saxophone
1920s? Penzel-Muller Albert System
16 pipe Antara Panpipe
1950s? Bundy with Pedler bell, wood
2000s? Ten-On Chateau plastic
?? No-name made in West Germany, plastic, nonworking
1950s? -- Artist Special with wood bell, hard rubber
1950s J.E. Ray Co. wood, nonworking
?? Coudet + Cie. hard rubber, nonworking
1960s? Linton modified conservatory Oboe, Grenadilla, nonworking
1960s? Pan-American modified conservatory Oboe, hard rubber, nonworking? (bent key)
1980s? Olds Ambassador Junior modified conservatory oboe, grenadilla
1960s? Evette Bass Clarinet, hard rubber
1960s McIntyre system clarinet, wood, nonworking, missing bell and barrel
1960s McIntyre system clarinet, wood, nonworking, missing bell barrel and all McIntyre keys


Losses:
1960s Bundy
1960s Bundy
2000s Kinder-Klari Eb
1950s LaChapelle wood
1960s Bundy
1960s Bundy, nonworking
2000s Vito Reso-Tone USA bass
Frankenstein Bundy + Vito
1920s M. Lacroix wood
1950s Bundy with Pedler bell, wood
1960s? Linton modified conservatory Oboe, grenadilla, repaired
1960s? Pan-American modified conservatory Oboe, hard rubber, nonworking?
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: gkern on May 15, 2013, 06:33:24 PM
Update - gains:

c.1940s? Couesnon Monopole
LaChapelle
c.1930 V. Kohlert\'s Sons Graslitz
G. Penzel Pacemaker
Jean Barre
c.1920 G. Penzel

That\'s too many, in deep doo-doo at home because of it...

For kicks, would love to have a white Vito Dazzler yet!  And maybe a Selmer Series 9*.  And maybe a Leblanc LL - STOP IT! :@
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: gkern on May 15, 2013, 06:38:22 PM
Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'976\' dateline=\'1368666022\'

Quote from: \'gkern\' pid=\'558\' dateline=\'1360424312\'

Just added  a V. Kohlert Sons Graslitz Bb LP Clarinet (1930\'s) to my collection, being shipped now.  Really looking forward to this horn, it is one of Vytas \"diamonds in the rough\" (found on another forum).



How did the Kohlert work out for you?


Didn\'t live up to my expectations, just an OK horn.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Airflyte on May 15, 2013, 07:03:45 PM
What a great topic! My \"updated list\",
                     :shy:
19?? Pruefer Silver Throat - 54564

19?? Selmer USA 103 - 295733

19?? Champion Hard Rubber - 32329

19?? Lefebre Artiste French Stencil - 40

1949 Conn 424N - 332915 - Refurbished by Jeremy (the vintage clarinet doctor)

1949 Conn 424N - 337079

1956 Conn 80N Victor - 575139

194? Bundy - wooden w/ a Resonite Bell - 50249

Also, an old Conn hard rubber soprano on the way thanks to Phil!!!
http://sites.google.com/a/clarinetpages.net/www/vintage-plastic-composite-clarinets/conn/conn-hr-usqm
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: gkern on May 15, 2013, 08:21:25 PM
Upon further review, the 1920 G. Penzel is a Penzel-Mueller.  The logos are so worn they are real hard to see, but with the right light and a magnifying glass, I am able to identify it. ;)
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on May 16, 2013, 06:05:43 PM
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Update - gains:

c.1940s? Couesnon Monopole
LaChapelle
c.1930 V. Kohlert\'s Sons Graslitz
G. Penzel Pacemaker
Jean Barre
c.1920 G. Penzel

That\'s too many, in deep doo-doo at home because of it...

For kicks, would love to have a white Vito Dazzler yet!  And maybe a Selmer Series 9*.  And maybe a Leblanc LL - STOP IT! :@



ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-White-Vito-3-Dazzler-Clarinet-Fresh-Overhaul-/261216669132?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd1ba0dcc
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: raysnuffer on May 25, 2013, 02:41:43 PM
Quote from: \'BLMonopole\' pid=\'246\' dateline=\'1352817135\'

Make a list of your current clarinet inventory and answer the questions:
(1) can you ever have too many?
(2) what one clarinet would you love to find and make room for?


So glad to see others own multiple clarinets and play every one of them if they are playable......:rolleyes:

I started back playing after a fifty year layoff (played in high school band)

Bought a Evette & Schaeffer Master model clarinet in March of 2012 after I retired at age 62 in 2010. Here are the rest.

1960 Noble model 40      
1970 Noble model 27  
1940 Eddie Kivlan (beleve it is a Buescher)
1960 Vito Reso Tone
1910 Fernand Chapelain
1948 Selmer series N
1920 Regent metal by Ohio Ban Instruments
1970 Yamaha YCL34 currently for sale on Ebay
1960 Selmer Signet 100
Normandy 5

Just bought a Chapelain metal clarinet off Ebay

Refurbished and sold:
HN White American Standard metal
Noblet Metal
Normandy 8, 10
Noblet D/N

And of course I bought a drawer full of mouthpieces and reeds to experiment with on the various clarinets.

I am currently seeking a \'Clarinets Anonymous\'  group to see if I may be in need of some therapy for hording :D

Would like to own a new Buffet R13

Anyway, I love tinkering and playing the clarinets I buy and sell :)
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Airflyte on July 02, 2013, 04:55:18 PM
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I am currently seeking a \'Clarinets Anonymous\'  group to see if I may be in need of some therapy for hording :D


Raysnuffer - if you happen to find such a group, please let me know. I would join it with the mind set that the \"therapy\" would take a long time to help me:exclamation:
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: gkern on July 03, 2013, 07:27:22 AM
Quote from: \'raysnuffer\' pid=\'1022\' dateline=\'1369518103\'


I am currently seeking a \'Clarinets Anonymous\'  group to see if I may be in need of some therapy for hording :D



Ray - please send me a membership application.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on July 03, 2013, 07:25:45 PM
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Quote from: \'raysnuffer\' pid=\'1022\' dateline=\'1369518103\'


I am currently seeking a \'Clarinets Anonymous\'  group to see if I may be in need of some therapy for hording :D



Ray - please send me a membership application.



I\'ve found that the best way to stop hoarding clarinets is to branch out into oboes...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: BLMonopole on July 04, 2013, 04:17:03 AM
My name is BL Monopole, and I can\'t stop collecting clarinets.  I admit that I\'m powerless and that I need help.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: ZoeB on July 04, 2013, 06:31:18 AM
There\'s a faster way to cure this: be a broke student.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Airflyte on July 05, 2013, 03:13:46 PM
Yikes, I\'m up to ten clarinets now! UPS man just delivered another \"project\" at my doorstep. Updated list,
19?? Pruefer Silver Throat - 54564
19?? Selmer USA 103 - 295733
19?? Champion Hard Rubber - 32329
19?? Lefebre Artiste French Stencil - 40
1949 Conn 424N - 332915 - Refurbished by Jeremy (the vintage clarinet doctor)
1949 Conn 424N - 337079
1956 Conn 80N Victor - 575139
194? Bundy - wooden w/ a \"Resonite\" Bell that\'s actually wooden - 50249
1918 Conn USQM hard rubber - 42276
19?? H.N. White La Fabier hard rubber simple system - no numbers

In response to BLMonopole,
(1) can you ever have too many?  Yes one can have too many clarinets. I\'m just not clear on what that number would be.
(2) what one clarinet would you love to find and make room for? I would like to add a Couesnon Monopole to my group.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: rezzie on July 12, 2013, 08:43:03 PM
This is as good a place as any to step into the forum.  I\'ve collected a few clarinets along the way, and a couple of saxes as well.  Oh, and then there are the bassoons, but those belong to my wife.  My list isn\'t nearly as exotic as some I\'ve seen here.

My main treat in recent years is playing my Selmer Model 33 Bass - made in 1972.  I just got a really first-rate overhaul and haven\'t been able to put the thing down since I got it back - lovely black roo pads and action that\'s a pleasure to work with.  Four octaves of response from pp to ff and back, plus some custom key work on the D/Db/C extensions to help me get around.  Glorious.  

I\'m getting more inclined toward doing more of my own work as well as starting some projects as I move into my addled yet functional older phase, and fell into this site via strip mining Phil\'s wonderful site for instruction, ideas, and direction on how to improve my technician chops.  I have three different Bb R13\'s - two from the 50\'s (one I\'ve had since high school, one is a future project/current basket case) and a Vintage model R13 bought about a dozen years ago that is my main Bb, now.  I have another R13 A I\'ve owned since the mid 70s, and a nifty Eb Selmer Series 9 that I just nabbed a couple of weeks ago.  Add in a wooden Edgware B&H from the 50\'s, and I think that\'s about it.

Looking forward to getting to know the locals here.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on July 13, 2013, 12:41:14 AM
rezzie: can you upload some pics of that custom keywork you got?  sounds really interesting!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: rezzie on July 14, 2013, 11:17:10 AM
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rezzie: can you upload some pics of that custom keywork you got?  sounds really interesting!


Here are some pics Mike Manning sent me when he was working on the horn...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oDU058uFVMI/UeLnnt-N_hI/AAAAAAAAABw/aOTovgzD-tk/s640/model33_001.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AQHZlSViqfg/UeLnnrF9UHI/AAAAAAAAABs/PTHCcoHoxFo/s640/model33_002.jpg)

I\'m not sure exactly what the material is that was used to form the keywork, but it is very good under the fingers.  I can slide and/or grip when I want to do either.  I\'ve never been able to get around on the bottom end like I can with this setup.  BTW, the thumb rest is gone, sitting in storage in my old hard case - I use a strap and peg, and the thing just got in the way.  Don\'t miss it a bit.  Mike\'s work is rock solid - it feels wonderful when those big pads seat right into place with authority.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on July 14, 2013, 08:28:25 PM
very cool!  it looks like a D, Db, and C extension am I correct?

that is very cool!  different than the C extended I played once but same basic principle it appears
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Airflyte on July 16, 2013, 08:03:28 PM
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I\'ve found that the best way to stop hoarding clarinets is to branch out into oboes...


Um, yeah . . . . oboes are cool. How about flutes? (not that I may or may not just happen to have one on the way or anything like that . . . . . .)  ;)
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on July 17, 2013, 04:29:18 PM
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I\'ve found that the best way to stop hoarding clarinets is to branch out into oboes...


Um, yeah . . . . oboes are cool. How about flutes? (not that I may or may not just happen to have one on the way or anything like that . . . . . .)  ;)


Flutes are cool too!  I\'ve owned a total of three, one of which was sold.  The remaining are impossible to repad!  (I washed the Artley in water to \"clean\" it...)

But its hard to find flutes because looking up \"flute\" on ebay gets you a several dozen thousand recorders and assorted bamboo flutes, etc..  Really annoying to scroll through until a real flute is found
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: gkern on July 18, 2013, 08:10:01 PM
Don\'t you drink Champagne from a flute?  And Mimosas...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on July 28, 2013, 11:48:11 PM
UPDATE:

GAINS:
1920s Godfroy with metal tenon and wrap around register key, wood
2012? LeBlanc Bliss, plastic
2012 Mendini by Cecilio Soprano Saxophone, gold lacquer
1940s? Martin Freres, wood
1920s? William Nuernberger silver plated, not working
1979 Vito 7214
2000s Old World Flutemakers bamboo pocket saxophone, alto
1980s Vito Dazzler, white
1960s? Hallmark, silver throat
1980s? Bundy

LOSSES:
1950s? Artist Special Hard Rubber with Rosewood bell
1950s Joray J.E. Ray Co. Denver-New York wood, not working
1960s Selmer Mazzeo Model, resin
1960s? Olds Ambassador Junior modified conservatory oboe, grenadilla
1920s Siour Chapelain with wrap around register key, wood
2011 Bombard, rosewood
1980s? \"Made in West Germany\", plastic
2000s Opus USA Soprano Saxophone, nickel plated
1920s? William Nuernberger, silver plated, nonworking
2000s Ten-On Chateau, plastic
1979 Vito 7214
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on July 28, 2013, 11:48:51 PM
Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'1224\' dateline=\'1375080491\'

UPDATE:

GAINS:
1920s Godfroy with metal tenon and wrap around register key, wood
2012? LeBlanc Bliss, plastic
2012 Mendini by Cecilio Soprano Saxophone, gold lacquer
1940s? Martin Freres, wood
1920s? William Nuernberger silver plated, not working
1979 Vito 7214
2000s Old World Flutemakers bamboo pocket saxophone, alto
1980s Vito Dazzler, white
1960s? Hallmark, silver throat
1980s? Bundy

LOSSES:
1950s? Artist Special Hard Rubber with Rosewood bell
1950s Joray J.E. Ray Co. Denver-New York wood, not working
1960s Selmer Mazzeo Model, resin
1960s? Olds Ambassador Junior modified conservatory oboe, grenadilla
1920s Siour Chapelain with wrap around register key, wood
2011 Bombard, rosewood
1980s? \"Made in West Germany\", plastic
2000s Opus USA Soprano Saxophone, nickel plated
1920s? William Nuernberger, silver plated, nonworking
2000s Ten-On Chateau, plastic
1979 Vito 7214


as you can see, i\'ve got a whole shop going on...  in fact, I even have business cards!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Airflyte on July 29, 2013, 07:11:53 PM
Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'1224\' dateline=\'1375080491\'

UPDATE:

GAINS:
1920s Godfroy with metal tenon and wrap around register key, wood
2012? LeBlanc Bliss, plastic
2012 Mendini by Cecilio Soprano Saxophone, gold lacquer
1940s? Martin Freres, wood
1920s? William Nuernberger silver plated, not working
1979 Vito 7214
2000s Old World Flutemakers bamboo pocket saxophone, alto
1980s Vito Dazzler, white
1960s? Hallmark, silver throat
1980s? Bundy

LOSSES:
1950s? Artist Special Hard Rubber with Rosewood bell
1950s Joray J.E. Ray Co. Denver-New York wood, not working
1960s Selmer Mazzeo Model, resin
1960s? Olds Ambassador Junior modified conservatory oboe, grenadilla
1920s Siour Chapelain with wrap around register key, wood
2011 Bombard, rosewood
1980s? \"Made in West Germany\", plastic
2000s Opus USA Soprano Saxophone, nickel plated
1920s? William Nuernberger, silver plated, nonworking
2000s Ten-On Chateau, plastic
1979 Vito 7214


Dave, the next time a double reed instrument ends up in the \"LOSSES:\" column - I want a chance at \"GAIN:\" !!!!!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on July 29, 2013, 08:38:43 PM
No problem, Polka!  I\'ll let you know the next time I end up with an Oboe in hand :)
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: clarinetcrazie64 on August 06, 2013, 08:19:13 PM
1- Selmer Bundy 1430P Bass Clarinet (older, 80\'s or 90\'s model)                                 2- Vito Alto Clarinet (resonite body, older model, 70\'s or 80\'s)                                      3- Normandy \"Special\" (made by Noblet) bell and barrel plastic                                    4- Boosey & Hawkes Stratford Bb Clarinet (all wood)                                                  5- Pan American Zyloid Bb Clarinet (hard rubber, unique barrel)                                  6- Airline Bb Clarinet (all plastic)                                                                               7- Penzel Mueller Studio Recording Bb Clarinet (made in France)                                 8- Victory metal Bb Clarinet                                                                                       9- F. Loree Paris Bb Clarinet (all wood, 1 of only 250 made)                                        10- C. Mahillon Bb (low pitch) albert system all wood clarinet (possibly 19th century)      11- C. Mahillon C (high pitch) albert system all wood clarinet (possibly 19th century)     12- Noblet Bb Clarinet (all wood, diamond shaped logo, from 1964) same age as me...  13- H. Selmer Paris Brevette Bb Clarinet (with articulated C#/G# key) 30\'s or 40\'s ...     14- Ledoux National Bb clarinet (all wood, bell might be plastic, made in France)           15- Conn antique(1905 or so) high pitch Bb hard rubber (advanced albert system)         16- G.L. Penzel Mueller antique style boehm Bb all wood clarinet 7 rings and right hand pinkie rollers for Eb and F keys                                             17- Buffet Crampon antique or very old Bb boehm all wood (the \"no barrel\" design, extraordinary!)                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------yes, i do believe you can have too many clarinets... that\'s why my inventory is always changing..  have to keep it manageable..  for me, i think 22 is where it starts to become too many... as far as the 17 that i have right now, all of them are playable...most play perfectly...a couple, less than perfect (a few pads here and there, minor key issues) there\'s one i think i will need Phil\'s help with ( a spa treatment) , the Studio Recording...   .....................................................................................................................................  as to what clarinets i want to add to my collection : i\'m looking to have the  \"complete\" collection... by that, i mean everything from the smallest Eb clarinet all the way to the biggest contrabass clarinet, and everything in between...  i have owned Eb, A, and even a G clarinet before.. but those are now gone.. i\'ve done a lot of selling of my clarinets lately, with hopes of landing a contrabass.. but unfortunately, it didn\'t pan out the way i\'d hoped.. the bidding got out of reach.. but i was able to buy something else i\'ve always wanted.. it\'s not a clarinet though;  i now will add a baritone sax to my collection; also have a bassoon by the way, so i\'ve got the low reeds section covered... there\'s really no particular model clarinet that i\'m striving to own... i\'ll just know it when i see it...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: clarinetcrazie64 on August 06, 2013, 07:14:03 PM
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Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Airflyte on August 07, 2013, 05:55:57 PM
Another update! Number 11 has been added.

19?? Pruefer Silver Throat - 54564
19?? Selmer USA 103 - 295733
19?? Champion Hard Rubber - 32329
19?? Lefebre Artiste French Stencil - 40
1949 Conn 424N - 332915 - Refurbished by Jeremy (the vintage clarinet doctor)
1949 Conn 424N - 337079
1956 Conn 80N Victor - 575139
194? Bundy - wooden w/ a \"Resonite\" Bell that\'s actually wooden - 50249
1918 Conn USQM hard rubber - 42276
19?? H.N. White La Fabier hard rubber simple system - no numbers
19?? C. Fischer (French Buffet) w/ wrap around register key - this oldie has the clearest and best sounding throat Bb of the bunch. I really like this one! (even with a cracked bell)

Also, I would like to welcome clarinetcrazie64 to the forum! I would like to see pics of your #17 barreless Buffet!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on August 07, 2013, 08:00:07 PM
Clarinetcrazy: very cool collection!  I love the C. Mahillon, F. Loree, the Penzel with roller boehm keys, and barrelless buffet!  Pictures of all would be welcomed.

Polka: Nice wooden Resonite bell!  That is bizarre, can we have a picture?
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: clarinetcrazie64 on August 08, 2013, 12:46:07 AM
Quote from: \'TheBlueBeamPolkaProject\' pid=\'1286\' dateline=\'1375923357\'

Another update! Number 11 has been added.

19?? Pruefer Silver Throat - 54564
19?? Selmer USA 103 - 295733
19?? Champion Hard Rubber - 32329
19?? Lefebre Artiste French Stencil - 40
1949 Conn 424N - 332915 - Refurbished by Jeremy (the vintage clarinet doctor)
1949 Conn 424N - 337079
1956 Conn 80N Victor - 575139
194? Bundy - wooden w/ a \"Resonite\" Bell that\'s actually wooden - 50249
1918 Conn USQM hard rubber - 42276
19?? H.N. White La Fabier hard rubber simple system - no numbers
19?? C. Fischer (French Buffet) w/ wrap around register key - this oldie has the clearest and best sounding throat Bb of the bunch. I really like this one! (even with a cracked bell)

Also, I would like to welcome clarinetcrazie64 to the forum! I would like to see pics of your #17 barreless Buffet!


hi guys ! thanks for the feedback on my collection! i\'m flattered that you want to see pics of some of them.. yea, the \"no barrel\" designed Buffet is my favorite , and the one i most likely will never sell.. i remember when i first laid eyes on it, on eBay... and knew i just had to have it! i made a sacrifice for it though...i sold my 1 yr. old Leblanc Bliss all wood Bb ... that\'s the only reason i was able to get the Buffet .. anyways, i will attach some pics in my next post.. and in other news, not clarinet related, i\'ve got a vintage old \"bari\" sax coming my way... excited about that! havn\'t played one since my high school days..30 yrs. to b exact...though i had a tenor a few years ago.. and in the past few years i\'ve also owned and played flute. oboe, as well as a few brass instruments, trumpet and an old vintage mellophone.. but i\'m no good at playing brass instruments, let me tell ya... just havn\'t got the \"chops\" for em..lol.. from now on, i\'m sticking to woodwinds.. clarinets are my 1st and foremost love though.. always will be... i\'ll get those pics up soon..
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Airflyte on August 08, 2013, 05:13:43 AM
Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'1296\' dateline=\'1375930807\'

Clarinetcrazy: very cool collection!  I love the C. Mahillon, F. Loree, the Penzel with roller boehm keys, and barrelless buffet!  Pictures of all would be welcomed.

Polka: Nice wooden Resonite bell!  That is bizarre, can we have a picture?


Hi Dave. Check out the link:)
http://clarinetpages.info/showthread.php?tid=255
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: clarinetcrazie64 on August 10, 2013, 12:50:00 AM
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Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'1296\' dateline=\'1375930807\'

Clarinetcrazy: very cool collection!  I love the C. Mahillon, F. Loree, the Penzel with roller boehm keys, and barrelless buffet!  Pictures of all would be welcomed.

Polka: Nice wooden Resonite bell!  That is bizarre, can we have a picture?


i\'ll post these pics in segments; alas , one clarinet at a time... 1st segment : the C. Mahillons , Bb ( low pitch ) and C (high pitch ) these clarinets are almost identical, except for the obvious difference in pitch and size.. i bought these clarinets together as a 3 piece set, the 3rd being a Bb (high pitch) which i no longer have.. yes , they came in a huge triple (fully assembled) clarinet case... antique (made of wood).. came with some really old used reeds,  a few of which are still playable.. and sound incredible...the tone of these instruments is very unique.. they sound like antique clarinets.. right now the \"C\" is the better player among the 2... the Bb low has a loose fit at the midsection.. so it plays with a bit more resistance than i\'d like.. it\'s still fully playable though, even with no cork on the tenon joint.. still need to get that area fixed though, for better playing stability.. and if you\'re wondering about the inscriptions on the bell, translated, they read : Gold Medal, Paris, 1878 , C. Mahillon, Brussels ... oh, if only i still had that little , faded to brown hard rubber C. Mahillon antique albert Eb clarinet..  sold it long before i got these... so that\'s the story of my Mahillons ...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on August 10, 2013, 01:10:07 AM
i really like the red color of the bells!  and that wooden mouthpiece cap - beyond cool
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: clarinetcrazie64 on August 17, 2013, 01:20:31 AM
Quote from: \'clarinetcrazie64\' pid=\'1284\' dateline=\'1375845553\'

1- Selmer Bundy 1430P Bass Clarinet (older, 80\'s or 90\'s model)                                 2- Vito Alto Clarinet (resonite body, older model, 70\'s or 80\'s)                                      3- Normandy \"Special\" (made by Noblet) bell and barrel plastic                                    4- Boosey & Hawkes Stratford Bb Clarinet (all wood)                                                  5- Pan American Zyloid Bb Clarinet (hard rubber, unique barrel)                                  6- Airline Bb Clarinet (all plastic)                                                                               7- Penzel Mueller Studio Recording Bb Clarinet (made in France)                                 8- Victory metal Bb Clarinet                                                                                       9- F. Loree Paris Bb Clarinet (all wood, 1 of only 250 made)                                        10- C. Mahillon Bb (low pitch) albert system all wood clarinet (possibly 19th century)      11- C. Mahillon C (high pitch) albert system all wood clarinet (possibly 19th century)     12- Noblet Bb Clarinet (all wood, diamond shaped logo, from 1964) same age as me...  13- H. Selmer Paris Brevette Bb Clarinet (with articulated C#/G# key) 30\'s or 40\'s ...     14- Ledoux National Bb clarinet (all wood, bell might be plastic, made in France)           15- Conn antique(1905 or so) high pitch Bb hard rubber (advanced albert system)         16- G.L. Penzel Mueller antique style boehm Bb all wood clarinet 7 rings and right hand pinkie rollers for Eb and F keys                                             17- Buffet Crampon antique or very old Bb boehm all wood (the \"no barrel\" design, extraordinary!)                                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------yes, i do believe you can have too many clarinets... that\'s why my inventory is always changing..  have to keep it manageable..  for me, i think 22 is where it starts to become too many... as far as the 17 that i have right now, all of them are playable...most play perfectly...a couple, less than perfect (a few pads here and there, minor key issues) there\'s one i think i will need Phil\'s help with ( a spa treatment) , the Studio Recording...   .....................................................................................................................................  as to what clarinets i want to add to my collection : i\'m looking to have the  \"complete\" collection... by that, i mean everything from the smallest Eb clarinet all the way to the biggest contrabass clarinet, and everything in between...  i have owned Eb, A, and even a G clarinet before.. but those are now gone.. i\'ve done a lot of selling of my clarinets lately, with hopes of landing a contrabass.. but unfortunately, it didn\'t pan out the way i\'d hoped.. the bidding got out of reach.. but i was able to buy something else i\'ve always wanted.. it\'s not a clarinet though;  i now will add a baritone sax to my collection; also have a bassoon by the way, so i\'ve got the low reeds section covered... there\'s really no particular model clarinet that i\'m striving to own... i\'ll just know it when i see it...

and now there are 18 ... just got my little Eb albert (high pitch) in today... an antique Carl Fischer ( New York ) all wood Eb albert system.. no case though.. only 2 rings (both on lower joint) 3 side trill keys, and 2 left hand pinkie keys.. omg! you should see the barrel of this thing..it is tiny! the smallest barrel i\'ve ever seen..  i bet this thing is going to play at a very high pitch.. can\'t wait to test it out..
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DanCiarcia on August 17, 2013, 04:15:07 PM
I believe asking if one can have too many clarinets is akin to asking if one can own too much gold! Few things hold their value as do well built clarinets. In fact, on average, the are appreciable assets.

The clarinet that I\'m looking for is in the attached photo.  Is anyone surprised that it\'s a Martin Freres? :)

(http://martinfreres.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/20130816_160852.jpg)

Anyway, here\'s my list (although it is a moving target):

1   A Lefavres   ? Model
2   Artley   18S Prelude
3   B&H   2-20
4   B&H   Edgeware
5   B&H   2-20
6   B&H   2-20
7   B&H   Edgeware
8   Berkshire   Italy
9   Bettoney   Cadet/Boston
10   Buffet   Pre-R13
11   Conn   Director
12   Conn   424 Victor
13   G. Leblanc   Professional
14   Gretsch   Pathfinder - Silver
15   H Pedler   3-String-Lyre
16   H Pedler   ? Model
17   Henri Selmer   Series-9
18   Holton   Collegiate - Silver
19   Jean Cartier   14-K
20   Lafayette   Normandy
21   Lamargue   Hard Rubber
22   LeBlanc   1. D-Lyre-3
23   Leblanc   2. D-Lyre-3
24   Leblanc   3. Normandy
25   Leblanc   4. D-Lyre-1
26   Leblanc   5. D-D
27   Leblanc   6. D-D
28   Leblanc   7. D-Lyre-3
29   Leblanc   8. D-D
30   Leblanc   9. Noblet-Diamond
31   Leblanc   10. Normandy Reso
32   Leblanc   11. D-Lyre-3
33   Leblanc   12. N
34   Leblanc   13. N
35   Leblanc   14. N
36   Leblanc   15. D-D
37   Leblanc   16. Noblet-Diamond
38   Leblanc   17. D-D
39   M Busine   Pegasus
40   M Busine   Pegasus
41   M Lacroix   Wooden
42   Malerne   Standard
43   Martin Freres   1. 1740 Deluxe
44   Martin Freres   2. Harmonie
45   Martin Freres   3. LaMonte
46   Martin Freres   4. 1740 Standard
47   Martin Freres   5. LaMonte
48   Martin Freres   6. LaMonte
49   Martin Freres   7. Classic
50   Martin Freres   8. Prototype B-65
51   Martin Freres   9. B-88A
52   Martin Freres   10. Coudet
53   Martin Freres   11. Boxwood & Ivory  5-key
54   Masson   Wooden
55   Pan American   Wood Grain HR
56   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
57   Penzel Mueller   Artist
58   Penzel Mueller   Artist
59   Penzel Mueller   Recording Studio
60   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
61   Rampone   Brevettato
62   S Chapelain   ? Model
63   Selmer   Eb Alto
64   Selmer   103
65   Thibouville   Concert
66   Thibouville   Ecole
67   Wurlitzer   Martin
68   Wurlitzer   Student
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: eriutort on August 17, 2013, 04:59:53 PM
In the order that I acquired them.

1. Selmer Signet Soloist, my first clarinet purchased in 1983
2. Holton Collegiate wood
3. Mazeo System Bundy
4. Selmer Series 9 Full Boehm
5. Conn 424N
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on August 17, 2013, 05:07:39 PM
wow Dan I never thought I\'d meet anyone with more clarinets than I, but dang!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on August 17, 2013, 05:08:00 PM
Quote from: \'eriutort\' pid=\'1351\' dateline=\'1376783993\'

In the order that I acquired them.

1. Selmer Signet Soloist, my first clarinet purchased in 1983
2. Holton Collegiate wood
3. Mazeo System Bundy
4. Selmer Series 9 Full Boehm
5. Conn 424N



Impressive collection!!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on August 17, 2013, 05:21:50 PM
UPDATE:

GAINS:
1980s White Vito Dazzler, yellowed with age
1980s Bundy 577
1908s Bundy, no barrel
1990s? Jupiter, Bundy case
1950s? Geo M. Bundy Paris articulated, wood
1995 Pocket Sax by Olde World Flutemakers
1860s plateau keyed piccolo, wood
1920s Conn Wolverine C-Melody saxophone, not working
1980s? Bundy Oboe, not working
1980s? Normandy Reso-Tone, not working
1990s? Selmer AS300 Alto Saxophone
1980s? Bundy Bassoon, wood


LOSSES:
1920s Coudet et Cie hard rubber, broken bridge key, not working
1980s Bundy 577, fully refurbished
2000s Selmer USA Bass Clarinet
1920s Artist Solo Seiberling Lucas Music Co., wrap around register key


I made enough selling the Bass that I could go ahead and buy a bassoon!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DanCiarcia on August 17, 2013, 08:40:10 PM
Well, I dabble a little! ;)


Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'1352\' dateline=\'1376784459\'

wow Dan I never thought I\'d meet anyone with more clarinets than I, but dang!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: clarinetcrazie64 on August 18, 2013, 12:20:29 AM
Quote from: \'DanCiarcia\' pid=\'1350\' dateline=\'1376781307\'

I believe asking if one can have too many clarinets is akin to asking if one can own too much gold! Few things hold their value as do well built clarinets. In fact, on average, the are appreciable assets.

The clarinet that I\'m looking for is in the attached photo.  Is anyone surprised that it\'s a Martin Freres? :)

(http://martinfreres.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/20130816_160852.jpg)

Anyway, here\'s my list (although it is a moving target):

1   A Lefavres   ? Model
2   Artley   18S Prelude
3   B&H   2-20
4   B&H   Edgeware
5   B&H   2-20
6   B&H   2-20
7   B&H   Edgeware
8   Berkshire   Italy
9   Bettoney   Cadet/Boston
10   Buffet   Pre-R13
11   Conn   Director
12   Conn   424 Victor
13   G. Leblanc   Professional
14   Gretsch   Pathfinder - Silver
15   H Pedler   3-String-Lyre
16   H Pedler   ? Model
17   Henri Selmer   Series-9
18   Holton   Collegiate - Silver
19   Jean Cartier   14-K
20   Lafayette   Normandy
21   Lamargue   Hard Rubber
22   LeBlanc   1. D-Lyre-3
23   Leblanc   2. D-Lyre-3
24   Leblanc   3. Normandy
25   Leblanc   4. D-Lyre-1
26   Leblanc   5. D-D
27   Leblanc   6. D-D
28   Leblanc   7. D-Lyre-3
29   Leblanc   8. D-D
30   Leblanc   9. Noblet-Diamond
31   Leblanc   10. Normandy Reso
32   Leblanc   11. D-Lyre-3
33   Leblanc   12. N
34   Leblanc   13. N
35   Leblanc   14. N
36   Leblanc   15. D-D
37   Leblanc   16. Noblet-Diamond
38   Leblanc   17. D-D
39   M Busine   Pegasus
40   M Busine   Pegasus
41   M Lacroix   Wooden
42   Malerne   Standard
43   Martin Freres   1. 1740 Deluxe
44   Martin Freres   2. Harmonie
45   Martin Freres   3. LaMonte
46   Martin Freres   4. 1740 Standard
47   Martin Freres   5. LaMonte
48   Martin Freres   6. LaMonte
49   Martin Freres   7. Classic
50   Martin Freres   8. Prototype B-65
51   Martin Freres   9. B-88A
52   Martin Freres   10. Coudet
53   Martin Freres   11. Boxwood & Ivory  5-key
54   Masson   Wooden
55   Pan American   Wood Grain HR
56   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
57   Penzel Mueller   Artist
58   Penzel Mueller   Artist
59   Penzel Mueller   Recording Studio
60   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
61   Rampone   Brevettato
62   S Chapelain   ? Model
63   Selmer   Eb Alto
64   Selmer   103
65   Thibouville   Concert
66   Thibouville   Ecole
67   Wurlitzer   Martin
68   Wurlitzer   Student

WOW !! 68 ! that is something ! i don\'t know how you do it... there\'s no way i could keep up with and manage 68 clarinets.. let alone find the space to store them all.. i\'ve got my hands full with just 18 ...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: clarinetcrazie64 on August 19, 2013, 09:17:41 PM
Quote from: \'clarinetcrazie64\' pid=\'1358\' dateline=\'1376810429\'

Quote from: \'DanCiarcia\' pid=\'1350\' dateline=\'1376781307\'

I believe asking if one can have too many clarinets is akin to asking if one can own too much gold! Few things hold their value as do well built clarinets. In fact, on average, the are appreciable assets.

The clarinet that I\'m looking for is in the attached photo.  Is anyone surprised that it\'s a Martin Freres? :)

(http://martinfreres.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/20130816_160852.jpg)

Anyway, here\'s my list (although it is a moving target):

1   A Lefavres   ? Model
2   Artley   18S Prelude
3   B&H   2-20
4   B&H   Edgeware
5   B&H   2-20
6   B&H   2-20
7   B&H   Edgeware
8   Berkshire   Italy
9   Bettoney   Cadet/Boston
10   Buffet   Pre-R13
11   Conn   Director
12   Conn   424 Victor
13   G. Leblanc   Professional
14   Gretsch   Pathfinder - Silver
15   H Pedler   3-String-Lyre
16   H Pedler   ? Model
17   Henri Selmer   Series-9
18   Holton   Collegiate - Silver
19   Jean Cartier   14-K
20   Lafayette   Normandy
21   Lamargue   Hard Rubber
22   LeBlanc   1. D-Lyre-3
23   Leblanc   2. D-Lyre-3
24   Leblanc   3. Normandy
25   Leblanc   4. D-Lyre-1
26   Leblanc   5. D-D
27   Leblanc   6. D-D
28   Leblanc   7. D-Lyre-3
29   Leblanc   8. D-D
30   Leblanc   9. Noblet-Diamond
31   Leblanc   10. Normandy Reso
32   Leblanc   11. D-Lyre-3
33   Leblanc   12. N
34   Leblanc   13. N
35   Leblanc   14. N
36   Leblanc   15. D-D
37   Leblanc   16. Noblet-Diamond
38   Leblanc   17. D-D
39   M Busine   Pegasus
40   M Busine   Pegasus
41   M Lacroix   Wooden
42   Malerne   Standard
43   Martin Freres   1. 1740 Deluxe
44   Martin Freres   2. Harmonie
45   Martin Freres   3. LaMonte
46   Martin Freres   4. 1740 Standard
47   Martin Freres   5. LaMonte
48   Martin Freres   6. LaMonte
49   Martin Freres   7. Classic
50   Martin Freres   8. Prototype B-65
51   Martin Freres   9. B-88A
52   Martin Freres   10. Coudet
53   Martin Freres   11. Boxwood & Ivory  5-key
54   Masson   Wooden
55   Pan American   Wood Grain HR
56   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
57   Penzel Mueller   Artist
58   Penzel Mueller   Artist
59   Penzel Mueller   Recording Studio
60   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
61   Rampone   Brevettato
62   S Chapelain   ? Model
63   Selmer   Eb Alto
64   Selmer   103
65   Thibouville   Concert
66   Thibouville   Ecole
67   Wurlitzer   Martin
68   Wurlitzer   Student

WOW !! 68 ! that is something ! i don\'t know how you do it... there\'s no way i could keep up with and manage 68 clarinets.. let alone find the space to store them all.. i\'ve got my hands full with just 18 ...

well, now it\'s 17 again.. finally ( after 6 tries ) i sold my Pan American Zyloid ..
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: gkern on November 13, 2013, 03:48:59 PM
Deletions:
Martin Freres LaMONTE
Selmer CL211
Conn 424N

Additions:
Conn 16 (in memory of Kenny Davern)
SML King Marigaux 355

Finally got the Marigaux, been lusting for it for over a year, and it was worth the wait!  Fantastic feel and tone, intonation virtually right on.  Replaces the Selmer CT as #1 clarinet - now, if I were only a better player...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on November 13, 2013, 07:13:10 PM
Been a while, forgot all about this thread!

GAINS:
\"Woodwind\" A Clarinet, plastic
2012 Nuvo Clarineo C clarinet, green and white, plastic
1980s? Selmer Bundy II Alto Saxophone
MoBa barrel
1960s? Artley Piccolo, silver plated
White bass clarinet mouthpiece
1920s? Carl Fischer clarinet, albert system, nonworking
1920s? Henry Gunckel C clarinet, albert system, nonworking, metal rollers
1960s? Martin Freres La Monte, wood, nonworking
1920s Rudolph Wurlitzer clarinet, wood, nonworking
1920s Rudolph Wurlitzer A clarinet, wood, nonworking
2000s LeBlanc Bliss LB320, composite
1960s? Pedler Custombuilt Bass Clarinet, nonworking (returned instantly)
1860s? W. Fischer Worchester, MA Eb clarinet, wood, simple system, LP(!), nonworking
1980s? Buffet Crampon Cooper Scale Flute, silver plated
1960s Evette & Schaeffer Modele Buffet Crampon clarinet, wood, nonworking
1964 Normandy 10 clarinet, wood
1928-1931 Selmer Paris Depose clarinet, grenadilla, articulated
?? \"Linton\" 5K bassoon, nonworking (returned instantly)
1920s Buffet Crampon A clarinet, full plateau system with donut key, unibody, articulated

LOSSES:
Selmer AS300 Alto Saxophone
1950s(?) Martin Freres, grenadilla?
Selmer Bundy Oboe, resonite, silver plated keys
1860s Piccolo, grenadilla
1960s? Selmer Bundy Bassoon, maple?
1980s? Selmer Bundy II Alto Saxophone
1990s? Jupiter SCL-631 clarinet, resonite
1920s? Geo M. Bundy clarinet, wood, articulated
1980s? Bundy clarinet
1970s? Vito Dazzler 7312, ivory
2012 Nuvo Clarineo C clarinet, plastic, green and white
1950s? Conn Db piccolo, silver plated
1960s? Pedler Custombuilt Bass Clarinet, nonworking (returned instantly)
?? Linton 5K bassoon, nonworking (returned instantly)
1960s? Artley piccolo, silver plated
1998 Olde World Flutemakers bamboo alto saxophone, bamboo, Jim Brock


Needless to say I\'m almost completely broke right now!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: clarinetcrazie64 on November 14, 2013, 09:28:25 PM
Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'1754\' dateline=\'1384398790\'

Been a while, forgot all about this thread!

GAINS:
\"Woodwind\" A Clarinet, plastic
2012 Nuvo Clarineo C clarinet, green and white, plastic
1980s? Selmer Bundy II Alto Saxophone
MoBa barrel
1960s? Artley Piccolo, silver plated
White bass clarinet mouthpiece
1920s? Carl Fischer clarinet, albert system, nonworking
1920s? Henry Gunckel C clarinet, albert system, nonworking, metal rollers
1960s? Martin Freres La Monte, wood, nonworking
1920s Rudolph Wurlitzer clarinet, wood, nonworking
1920s Rudolph Wurlitzer A clarinet, wood, nonworking
2000s LeBlanc Bliss LB320, composite
1960s? Pedler Custombuilt Bass Clarinet, nonworking (returned instantly)
1860s? W. Fischer Worchester, MA Eb clarinet, wood, simple system, LP(!), nonworking
1980s? Buffet Crampon Cooper Scale Flute, silver plated
1960s Evette & Schaeffer Modele Buffet Crampon clarinet, wood, nonworking
1964 Normandy 10 clarinet, wood
1928-1931 Selmer Paris Depose clarinet, grenadilla, articulated
?? \"Linton\" 5K bassoon, nonworking (returned instantly)
1920s Buffet Crampon A clarinet, full plateau system with donut key, unibody, articulated

LOSSES:
Selmer AS300 Alto Saxophone
1950s(?) Martin Freres, grenadilla?
Selmer Bundy Oboe, resonite, silver plated keys
1860s Piccolo, grenadilla
1960s? Selmer Bundy Bassoon, maple?
1980s? Selmer Bundy II Alto Saxophone
1990s? Jupiter SCL-631 clarinet, resonite
1920s? Geo M. Bundy clarinet, wood, articulated
1980s? Bundy clarinet
1970s? Vito Dazzler 7312, ivory
2012 Nuvo Clarineo C clarinet, plastic, green and white
1950s? Conn Db piccolo, silver plated
1960s? Pedler Custombuilt Bass Clarinet, nonworking (returned instantly)
?? Linton 5K bassoon, nonworking (returned instantly)
1960s? Artley piccolo, silver plated
1998 Olde World Flutemakers bamboo alto saxophone, bamboo, Jim Brock


Needless to say I\'m almost completely broke right now!
i noticed something in your collection... what\'s with all the piccolos ??? can you play these piccolos? i\'ve played flute before.. i heard piccolos are more difficult to play than a flute though.. so i\'ve never tried to acquire one..
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on November 14, 2013, 10:48:32 PM
clarinetcrazie:
I actually do not play piccolo! (and I\'m pretty horrible at flute as well!).
I find them quite impossible to play, I typically can\'t get even a single note out!!

I\'m not sure why I get these things...  I don\'t really make that much on them.  But I suppose they complete the \"Music Man\" image I kind of have...
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DanCiarcia on November 15, 2013, 11:38:22 PM
Additions to the collection:
G. Leblanc Model: Classic - what a tone!
G. Leblanc No Model Name - very unique, will show pics once it\'s cleaned up
Martin Freres Paris Lamonte
Martin Freres Company E-34 Soprano Eb - bright & cheerful
Yamaha YCL-250

Subtractions (donated to local schools):
Wurlitzer Martin
Wurlitzer Student

Gone to the \"parts\" Bin:
Boosey & Hawkes Grenadilla Edgeware
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on November 16, 2013, 02:33:50 PM
Hey Dan,

is that MF Eb one of the brand new ones?

How is it?  I haven\'t seen a new one yet, I\'m curious if it lives up to the old standards.
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Melsvintage on November 27, 2013, 07:15:28 AM
Quote from: \'BLMonopole\' pid=\'246\' dateline=\'1352817135\'

Make a list of your current clarinet inventory and answer the questions:
(1) can you ever have too many?
(2) what one clarinet would you love to find and make room for?


Currently I have:
One boosey 220
One Boosey Emperor!
One Boosey 1010
One early 1920\'s Henri Selmer
One complete early Buffet integrated barrell
One French clarinet with integrated barrel, forgot the name, but supposedly quite sought after?! shall add the name later.
One early F.A.Uebel, this is the supposedly sought after one without the E improvement, but has the Stohr variant of the Oehler mechanics on the lower joint!
And one Noblet artist.

What would I like to find, cheap Buffet Crampon Prestige RC :D
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: Melsvintage on November 27, 2013, 07:17:31 AM
Quote from: \'clarinetcrazie64\' pid=\'1364\' dateline=\'1376972261\'

Quote from: \'clarinetcrazie64\' pid=\'1358\' dateline=\'1376810429\'

Quote from: \'DanCiarcia\' pid=\'1350\' dateline=\'1376781307\'

I believe asking if one can have too many clarinets is akin to asking if one can own too much gold! Few things hold their value as do well built clarinets. In fact, on average, the are appreciable assets.

The clarinet that I\'m looking for is in the attached photo.  Is anyone surprised that it\'s a Martin Freres? :)

(http://martinfreres.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/20130816_160852.jpg)

Anyway, here\'s my list (although it is a moving target):

1   A Lefavres   ? Model
2   Artley   18S Prelude
3   B&H   2-20
4   B&H   Edgeware
5   B&H   2-20
6   B&H   2-20
7   B&H   Edgeware
8   Berkshire   Italy
9   Bettoney   Cadet/Boston
10   Buffet   Pre-R13
11   Conn   Director
12   Conn   424 Victor
13   G. Leblanc   Professional
14   Gretsch   Pathfinder - Silver
15   H Pedler   3-String-Lyre
16   H Pedler   ? Model
17   Henri Selmer   Series-9
18   Holton   Collegiate - Silver
19   Jean Cartier   14-K
20   Lafayette   Normandy
21   Lamargue   Hard Rubber
22   LeBlanc   1. D-Lyre-3
23   Leblanc   2. D-Lyre-3
24   Leblanc   3. Normandy
25   Leblanc   4. D-Lyre-1
26   Leblanc   5. D-D
27   Leblanc   6. D-D
28   Leblanc   7. D-Lyre-3
29   Leblanc   8. D-D
30   Leblanc   9. Noblet-Diamond
31   Leblanc   10. Normandy Reso
32   Leblanc   11. D-Lyre-3
33   Leblanc   12. N
34   Leblanc   13. N
35   Leblanc   14. N
36   Leblanc   15. D-D
37   Leblanc   16. Noblet-Diamond
38   Leblanc   17. D-D
39   M Busine   Pegasus
40   M Busine   Pegasus
41   M Lacroix   Wooden
42   Malerne   Standard
43   Martin Freres   1. 1740 Deluxe
44   Martin Freres   2. Harmonie
45   Martin Freres   3. LaMonte
46   Martin Freres   4. 1740 Standard
47   Martin Freres   5. LaMonte
48   Martin Freres   6. LaMonte
49   Martin Freres   7. Classic
50   Martin Freres   8. Prototype B-65
51   Martin Freres   9. B-88A
52   Martin Freres   10. Coudet
53   Martin Freres   11. Boxwood & Ivory  5-key
54   Masson   Wooden
55   Pan American   Wood Grain HR
56   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
57   Penzel Mueller   Artist
58   Penzel Mueller   Artist
59   Penzel Mueller   Recording Studio
60   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
61   Rampone   Brevettato
62   S Chapelain   ? Model
63   Selmer   Eb Alto
64   Selmer   103
65   Thibouville   Concert
66   Thibouville   Ecole
67   Wurlitzer   Martin
68   Wurlitzer   Student

WOW !! 68 ! that is something ! i don\'t know how you do it... there\'s no way i could keep up with and manage 68 clarinets.. let alone find the space to store them all.. i\'ve got my hands full with just 18 ...

well, now it\'s 17 again.. finally ( after 6 tries ) i sold my Pan American Zyloid ..


Oh my word.. you got it bad lol! That many is incredible!
Title: RE: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: clarinetcrazie64 on November 28, 2013, 04:09:49 AM
Quote from: \'Melsvintage\' pid=\'1810\' dateline=\'1385565328\'

Quote from: \'BLMonopole\' pid=\'246\' dateline=\'1352817135\'

Make a list of your current clarinet inventory and answer the questions:
(1) can you ever have too many?
(2) what one clarinet would you love to find and make room for?


Currently I have:
One boosey 220
One Boosey Emperor!
One Boosey 1010
One early 1920\'s Henri Selmer
One complete early Buffet integrated barrell
One French clarinet with integrated barrel, forgot the name, but supposedly quite sought after?! shall add the name later.
One early F.A.Uebel, this is the supposedly sought after one without the E improvement, but has the Stohr variant of the Oehler mechanics on the lower joint!
And one Noblet artist.

What would I like to find, cheap Buffet Crampon Prestige RC :D

what is the \"integrated barrel\" exactly? is that the same as the, what i call the \"no barrel\" or \"barrel/less\" design? because i have such a Buffet myself... just wondering if ours are the same..
Title: Re: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: super20dan on December 25, 2021, 04:50:59 PM
i have 17 Bb but 24 total
Title: Re: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: LarryS on December 26, 2021, 03:35:56 AM
Why would anyone need so many clarinets? One of each size I can understand (like recorders) but having lots of similar instruments seems odd to me.
Title: Re: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: kewald on December 27, 2021, 04:42:57 PM
Have 16 Bb's and one A.  But, 13 0f them will be for sale after I go back over my earlier refurbishing work and improve the key action, etc.  I might even try my hand at improving their tonality.  Gotta have something to do at 80 YO. 


I'm keeping my childhood BOOSEY & HAWKES EDGWARE (1949), also a Buffet A from 1888, a PENZEL-MUELLER Artist ca. 1920 and a McIntyre Ecole just because I like the key work.
Title: Re: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: super20dan on December 27, 2021, 08:15:51 PM
i ended up with so many Bb,s because i go to pawnshops often. i see them so cheap its hard to pass up. i paid 200 for my r13 as an example
Title: Re: How many clarinets do you own?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on December 28, 2021, 01:02:40 AM
$200 for an R13 is an insane deal. Those regularly trade for $1,000+.