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All about Clarinets / Re: Anyone else having trouble logging in??
« on: August 18, 2020, 02:28:41 PM »
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For three days or so!   >:(

I had to lurk on the Telecaster forum!

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All about Clarinets / Re: Pieces of history? Parts or instrument.
« on: August 03, 2020, 01:32:28 PM »
Looks like the newer and final font type that PM used.

I'm no expert on flutes (I just bought one though) but I would start with the usual suspects that were made in Elkhart Indiana. Maybe start with Armstrong flutes and see if there are any visual similarities with the keywork and such.

Congrats on the flute purchase!

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All about Clarinets / Re: Klezmer anyone?!
« on: August 03, 2020, 01:25:36 PM »
I like the "flavor" of the minor scales used.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_Dorian_scale#:~:text=Also%20called%20the%20Ukrainian%20minor,to%20more%20typical%20Western%20scales.

A bit too fast and furious for me.

Let's keep in mind the very roots of this genre would have been in a different pitch. Most likely lower than today's A = 440-442Hz. I assume the overall feel of early medieval folk music would have been very different.

I would be willing to explore the tonality of the early works however I have become less tolerant of the current standard pitch. I get more pleasure from works in 450Hz, 430Hz and lower but sometimes 415Hz sounds somewhat lacking to me.

Rant over.  Please continue, this is a very interesting thread!

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Windy, are you equating to the acoustical standing wave to alternating electrical current?

So impedance equals resistance?

It's natural to think that a large bore instrument will be free-blowing ( the B&H Imperial 1010 may an exception to that logic).

The mouth piece / reed combo probably has the most effect to the player on how the clarinet takes the air.

Do you know if the "pre-R13's" have a larger non poly bore? I think it's referred to as the "Master bore".

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I wonder if the transition from naturally dried wood to kiln dried has anything to do with Buffets manufactured outside of the "Golden Era".

As demand for professional clarinets increased, I bet the level of hand finishing was affected.

I wouldn't be hesitant to own or play a newer R13 though (for the right price).
 

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Pure hobbyist level for me. I purchased my first clarinet at a Goodwill store 20 years ago. It was a Pruefer Silver Throat and I still have it!

I like to discuss and collect clarinets. Mostly old ones but I do pay attention the latest offerings from Yamaha, Selmer, Buffet, etc.

 The Sir Nicholas Shackleton collection is pure excitement for me  :D I think he was considered an "amateur" clarinetist.

With that being "said", I enjoy discussing musical theory, interval training, composers, etc., but when the day is done, I just like to make music with the best woodwind known to humankind.

Lately, I have been musically stuck in the Baroque period. In fact, I often wonder if our resident clarinet maker (Jared) would be willing to 3d print me a nice copy of an instrument in the style of Johann Denner. Either in 415 or 430 (=A) Hz.


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All about Clarinets / Re: Anyone know about a Conn 78?
« on: July 01, 2020, 06:58:08 PM »
Thread revival. I'm good it at ya know.  :D

Here's one for sale  - https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/96514096

Serial # H 5931

I do wonder if these are newer copies of 424N's with the same essential specifications . Hmmmn.

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Keep up the innovative work Jared.

There's plenty of cheap junk tenors on ebay. Don't hack an early Bundy 1. Those are essentially Buescher 30a's and are awesome and still cheap tenors.

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If it could only be one, no matter what key, it would be my V. Kohlert's
                                                                                          Sons
                                                                                        Graslitz
                                                                                    Czecho-Slovakia sopranino Eb LP

Very tough question to answer and makes one think very critically.

I feel that it's relatively easy to find an exceptional Bb soprano.

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I just posted a link to that in another thread.  Isn't it amazing?  All I've managed is a few folk flutes and a keyless "tarogato".

Oops. Sorry Dibbs. It is amazing!

 With the right equipment, a bass just might be possible.

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Sweet!   Those old Noblet cases are nice as well.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Dad's Conn 448N
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:52:45 PM »
Welcome to the forum Peter.

Very nice professional level Conn. Feel free to tells us more details such as pad types and such.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Grumpy's Lafayette
« on: June 24, 2020, 06:47:20 PM »
Should be a nice "horn".

So with the simple system clarinets having the 2 rings on the lower joint (added by Adolphe Sax 1840 ish?) . . . does anyone know how long these were in vogue until the additional 2 rings on the upper joint appeared?

I think the Albert's were advancing very quickly once Iwan Müller's design was established.


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That's great news!  Good to know that the images didn't go to a digital wasteland somewhere in cyberworld.

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