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All about Clarinets / Bore measurement
« on: June 25, 2020, 03:55:51 PM »
I find this interesting.  Maybe someone else here will.  But not everyone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OwFB0d-ock&feature=youtu.be&t=926


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All about Clarinets / "A Buffet" Albert system
« on: January 26, 2018, 04:59:58 AM »
This is a bit of a long shot.

A friend of mine brought an old clarinet to the pub last night.  It was marked "A Buffet - Paris".

Albert/simple system, 2 rings, patent C#, no rollers,  very old fashioned straight LH pinky keys, straight speaker key.  The throat G# key jumps over the A like a modern one but is not designed to be lifted by the A key.  Unplated german silver keys with spring rivets/(screws?) showing on the tops of the keys.

As a guess I'd date it at around 1900, maybe a little earlier.

Does anyone know anything about these?

Clearly, it wasn't made by Auguste Buffet.  Did the firm continue after his death?  Phil has one marked "Auguste Buffet" on the clarinet pages which he thinks was by Couesnon but that is way later than this example.

It's in surprisingly good condition for it's age, no cracks or shakes, just a little surface damage at one point where it looks like someone's scratched it with a screwdriver and some holes where the thumbrest has been replaced.  It plays a bit but we only had some 1 1/2 reeds that were far too soft.

Does anyone know anything about it?

There was a book in the case.  "How to play the Clarionet [sic]" by Archie Gibbon 1929.  Despite saying clarionet on the cover it's spelt "clarinet" inside.




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All about Clarinets / Dual pitch (Bb/A) clarinet by Orsi
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:35:27 AM »
This looks fun.  I can't imagine that it works particularly well.

The dual register key holes are interesting.  Maybe one hole is used for Bb and the other for A somehow.

http://www.oldmusicalinstruments.co.uk/instruments/instrument_detail.php?id=410&cat=SR


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All about Clarinets / Boosey and Hawkes Alto
« on: June 12, 2017, 03:41:12 AM »
An alto clarinet marked "Made in the USA, Assembled by Boosey and Hawkes England"

Does anyone know anything about these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boosey-and-Hawkes-Alto-Clarinet-Case-Made-in-USA-/263028993193?hash=item3d3dbfeca9:g:umAAAOSwi7RZIZfi

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