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Messages - DaveLeBlanc

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All about Clarinets / Re: Extra key - Penzel Muller Artist
« on: September 13, 2021, 10:39:43 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.
Oops, thanks for the correction!!

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All about Clarinets / Re: Extra key - Penzel Muller Artist
« on: September 12, 2021, 12:38:10 PM »
so it is, for better tuning in the upper register
Claus

Correct, that's the idea anyways. Whether or not that little correction key does all that much is a matter of debate. The way I see it - if the correction key was so crucial to good intonation, everything would have it. As it is, the vast majority of professional-level clarinets keep it simple with the standard, non-fancy Boehm system.

As we say in America, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"

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All about Clarinets / Re: Extra key - Penzel Muller Artist
« on: September 11, 2021, 10:14:50 PM »
These are cool, but I don't think they're at all necessary. In the grand scheme of things, just another pad to need to seat and that can get out of adjustment.

Technically it helps keep the Eb/Bb in *slightly* better tune, but the meager gain isn't really all that noticeable. Cool to have, though.

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Trading Post / Re: Good stuff on ebay
« on: September 06, 2021, 10:48:16 AM »
I've heard of them. Far as I know, it was an attempt to even out the intonation on the throat-tone keys. Seems like everybody wants to try to fix those notes, and we inevitably get back to the good old fashioned regular boehm.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Pedler frankenhorn: which piece is from what?
« on: September 06, 2021, 10:47:00 AM »
Thanks for being the resident expert, Windsong!

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Honestly, I have no idea how to tell the E12 and C13 apart. I don't have enough of a repertoire of confirmed serial numbers to go off of. I suppose a next step would be to scour the internet for E12 and C13s for sale, find those with the W-Germany (pre-1989) stamps, and try to see if there's a serial number series that more closely matches yours.

Sorry I can't be of more help here.

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All about Clarinets / Re: A mouthpeice more expensive than a clarinet
« on: August 23, 2021, 12:00:31 PM »
pics

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All about Clarinets / Re: Pedler frankenhorn: which piece is from what?
« on: August 12, 2021, 09:01:47 PM »
Thanks for the pics!

This is a toughie. The rings all look virtually identical, which I guess I'm not too surprised at based on Pedler often using the same hardware across time and space.

I would imagine that the item with the most similar texture is a match; in this case the barrel would more likely be a match with the rest of the joints.

However, I'm not a hardcore Pedler expert like some other folks here. Without a serial, its more of a mystery. But, In my (un)professional opinion, I'd say the body matches the bell, not the barrel.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Corona Virus Study of Using Wind instruments
« on: August 12, 2021, 03:35:11 PM »
Lets stay non-political here, but it's a great idea to get vaccinated, just like we all got vaccinated for polio, smallpox, and TDAP, among others.

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All about Clarinets / Re: frankenhorn: which piece is from what?
« on: August 12, 2021, 03:34:26 PM »
Unlabeled joints are not uncommon. The real question is if the bell or barrel is the original.

You can compare the design and style of the metal rings on each section - if the two joints match, they're matched. If the ring/s on the joints match up with either the bell or barrel, then that's the one. Pls post some pics.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Clarion Reqister Quacking
« on: August 06, 2021, 04:23:06 PM »
Hm, the reed and mouthpiece combo sounds decent enough. You might try a 3.5 for clarion, if your embouchure is strong enough. Its often harder to go clarion on softer reeds than it is on harder ones; the opposite is true for lower notes - the softer the lower.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Clarion Reqister Quacking
« on: August 06, 2021, 08:16:27 AM »
Could be a reed, or mouthpiece problem. What's your setup?

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All about Clarinets / Re: Clarinet Identification
« on: August 05, 2021, 08:23:36 AM »
Thanks el gitano and Dave. It does indeed appears to be a Malerne clarinet!
No problem. Any time you see the Made in France logo sort of curved like that, 99% of the time its Malerne, and 99% of those times it's stamped with a different name. Pretty much everybody stencilled on Malerne at one point or another.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Clarinet Identification
« on: August 04, 2021, 08:07:28 AM »
This is almost certainly a Malerne product - there's the telltale curved "made in france" stamp on the bell.

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