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Messages - DaveLeBlanc

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Neat! I don't think its terribly special, but pretty cool. Sometimes backpack cases were exclusive to certain retailers. The Buffet International was a C13 that was sold exclusively in retail stores, and not online, and came with a cool case that you couldn't find elsewhere.
Could be a similar situation.

Make and Model lists and research / Re: vintage ? regent clarinet
« on: June 26, 2022, 07:51:12 AM »
Pics will be infinitely useful to determine age.

The image is so huge I can barely see it. I certainly don't see a case
Well, you do see the inside of the case, eh?  :P

Don't see a problem with it. Jupiter clarinets aren't really commonly faked.

It's french, so that rules out the R13. It's wood, so that rules out a B12.

It's most likely an E11. If you get a flashlight and hold it juuuuust right against where the logo would be, you should be able to find a ghostly image of "E11" still remaining.

Wait, the barrel doesn't detach? Well that's definitely unique. Can't say I've heard of that before. I'm sure you've checked, but it could be stuck on?

Whatever it is, that's a pretty premium style of metal clarinet. Adjustable barrels are hard to find on all but the highest quality metals.

Detachable bell is also a good sign - for some reason, the more pieces a metal breaks down into, the better it tends to be. Don't ask me why.

All about Clarinets / Re: need replacement lower joint for VSP
« on: May 21, 2022, 06:10:48 AM »
I feel like you'd be better off just getting an entirely new clarinet. The odds of getting a perfect match on a Frankenstein'd clarinet is pretty minimal.

Not impossible, but you'd basically find yourself trying every joint you come across until you magically find one that fits just right. I don't know if there's any real advice I can give, other than just keep trying.

All about Clarinets / Re: Metal clarinet barrel
« on: May 15, 2022, 06:49:38 AM »
I would be hesitant about that, as not all barrels are interchangeable - just like how wood or other barrels are not always even going to physically fit.

Certainly depends on the pricing. If you can get one for about $200 or less, then I'd say it's probably worth it, factoring in the cost for a servicing

While most Vito bass clarinets are strictly meant to operate in one piece, there are some that actually do come apart in the center.

They are not meant to, but with enough force you could separate the two pieces. Not sure why you would, but you totally could.

Awesome, glad to hear it.

Another (very expensive) option is Music Medic - they can turn just about any metal object brand new, with lots of time and money invested.

I can do the rest of the clarinet, but a stuck barrel is beyond me.

All about Clarinets / Re: Jeffrey Clarinet
« on: April 06, 2022, 09:35:44 AM »
That clarinet certainly went a long way from home

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