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All about Clarinets / Re: Extra key - Penzel Muller Artist
« on: October 03, 2021, 07:02:07 AM »
It's when you have an open hole followed by one or more closed holes like on simpler instruments like recorders and early clarinets.  Forked fingerings usually sound weak and often have tuning issues.  Modern instruments' mechanisms are designed to eliminate the need for many of them (e.g Eb/Bb side key) and improve most of those that remain (e.g. fork B/F#).

And before you ask, you could very well argue that the the long Eb/Bb is a forked fingering too.

All about Clarinets / Re: Extra key - Penzel Muller Artist
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:51:26 AM »
The mechanism is for fork (1+3) Eb/Bb rather than a correction key for the long (1+1) Eb/Bb.  i.e. a fingering that is not available without it.

It may or may not improve the long Eb/Bb in the lower register which is the one that is always horribly sharp.  The upper register long Bb is normally perfectly acceptable tuning wise.

All about Clarinets / Re: Careless Love - Acoustic Guitar and Clarinet
« on: August 16, 2021, 02:51:43 AM »
Very nice!

I used to do similar tunes.

This is me on clarinet, ukulele, digital piano and double bass samples about 10 years ago.


All about Clarinets / Re: No Branding on Clarinet or Serial Number
« on: July 25, 2021, 07:58:02 AM »
Trying to work out what the label on the case says, it looks German, like Echt Vulkan Flute

It says Echt Vulkan Fiber.  Genuine Vulcanised Fibre in English.  A board material something like cardboard impregnated with rubber.  It was often used to make suitcases.  It may still be for all I know.

All about Clarinets / Re: No Branding on Clarinet or Serial Number
« on: July 12, 2021, 04:31:48 AM »
Actually, now that I look again, the upper joint is Boehm system too.  Long Eb/Bb connexion, all four side keys (missing touchpiece on the top one) and the Boehm throat F/F# mechanism.

I had never realised they were like that.  I'd always assumed they had a forked F/C like a sax.

All about Clarinets / Re: No Branding on Clarinet or Serial Number
« on: July 11, 2021, 07:00:21 AM »
Another, more generic name for these is Plateau clarinet - these come in Boehm and Albert key systems, but much less common in Albert.

The Albert is a bit old fashioned, and the register key is on the side.

The material is advertised on the case - Vulcan Fibre. I would say this is between 1910 and 1920.

It's neither Boehm nor Albert.  It's called a sax fingering clarinet. The lower joint's has a fork B/F# mechanism like a Boehm but is Albert like other than that.

All about Clarinets / Re: Saxonette?
« on: July 07, 2021, 04:24:32 AM »
It makes it easier to mic.

All about Clarinets / Re: More on mixed joints
« on: July 04, 2021, 01:18:31 PM »
Not your problem.  It's a server side issue.

All about Clarinets / Re: Setting Up a Bundy Alto Instructions Needed
« on: June 29, 2021, 03:31:59 AM »
A bit over the top that tool.  I used to glue a bit of cassette tape to a matchstick and I used the actual tape not the leader.  I think it was thinner than the leader but I may be wrong.  Maybe I just had cheap tapes.

Now that cassette tapes are relatively rare I just cut a similar width strip of cigarette paper.

All about Clarinets / Re: Mixed Joints
« on: June 25, 2021, 02:32:44 AM »
It's not worth bothering with in my opinion.  Use it for spares.  There are plenty of better candidates for restoration out there.

I use an ultra-fine cross cut Japanese dozuki saw to cut the end off clarinet reeds for my tarogato.  It does a nice neat job but I only use it because I happen to have one.  It wouldn't bother me in the slightest if it looked a bit messy so long as it worked.  I do get a bit fussy about how some things look but not the arse end of reeds.

All about Clarinets / Re: Kenny seems to be making mouthieces
« on: April 09, 2021, 05:28:29 AM »
Yes, it's sounds like a studio version.  I found a live one but the sound wasn't great.  Incredible playing.

All about Clarinets / Re: Kenny seems to be making mouthieces
« on: April 08, 2021, 09:54:15 AM »
But who's playing the music?

If anyone's interested it's Mate Bekavac, a new name to me but wow!


All about Clarinets / Kenny seems to be making mouthieces
« on: April 07, 2021, 09:28:16 AM »
This is impressive on what looks like a Chinese 5 axis cnc mill.


But who's playing the music.  Giora Feidman?  Whoever it is, I want that recording.

All about Clarinets / Re: Two Major and Minor Blues Licks
« on: March 24, 2021, 03:26:50 PM »
Nice playing.

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