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All about Clarinets / Re: Clarinetist with Conn 448N question
« on: October 24, 2020, 08:32:13 AM »
This is the exact clarinet I play! And I have reached out to him... but this thread is real old, so a bit of a long shot!,913.0.html

All about Clarinets / Re: Dad's Conn 448N
« on: October 24, 2020, 08:30:48 AM »
Hi there,
I'm not even sure if you're still an active user here, but just in case you are, I wondered if you can tell me the dimensions of the barrel from your Dad's 448N?
You see, I have been playing the same instrument for years—but using a different barrel, which means the instrument plays sharp—and I'm now looking to find an original/replacement barrel. But to do this, I need the original dimensions: so length and bore.
Any help you can provide would be most appreciated. A picture of the barrel would go a long way in helping too.
Thanks, Mark

All about Clarinets / Re: Clarinetist with Conn 448N question
« on: October 24, 2020, 08:21:28 AM »
This is really useful. Thanks guys.
Fortunately, I can still play the instrument and have been for years—it just plays a little sharp.
But that's a great idea; to reach out to the guy in that link you've provided, to see if he can measure the barrel for me.
I'll let you know what he says.

All about Clarinets / Clarinetist with Conn 448N question
« on: October 16, 2020, 07:10:51 AM »
This is my first post, so apologies if I'm breaking protocol by posting in the wrong place...I wasn't sure if I'm supposed to introduce myself or not?
So I've been playing clarinet on and off for years, but recently returned to more consistent practice now the kids are a little older.
The clarinet I have played longest is a vintage Conn 448N, which I love—I've also just purchased a vintage Buffet R13 which plays beautifully too—although I have discovered a hairline crack in the upper section of the instrument, where it joins the lower section. This was disappointing given the price of the instrument. I'm taking it to the repair shop today to make sure it's not going to cause me problems going forward.
I also play a vintage Conn 10m saxophone.
But I have a question re. my Conn 448N—the instrument has always played a little sharp. I'm told this is because it doesn't have its original barrel. Does anyone know where I might find the right barrel? (other than eBay of course)
Thanks, Mark

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