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I know it's an old thread, but I have a 19th c Buffet Crampon on the way to me from Europe that has a bell marked exactly like this (later replacement), so at least a component of another similar one has been found.  Wonder if the OP still has it or found any new info.

I sent Tinker a PM. Hopefully he will give you a reply!

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All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« on: January 13, 2021, 01:15:41 PM »
Larry, the  Legere 2.5  may not be a good match for your mouth pieces. I have a story to tell about matching the reed to the mp but I'm short on time at the moment.

I will be back to tell you my experience. Keep at it!

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. . . and was degunkehfying the neck and noticed this . . .

Are these initials?







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I've learned much about clarinet mechanics from William Ridenour.

I think his videos are excellent and always on point. https://www.youtube.com/user/billyboy647/videos

There are many clarinet repair videos on youtube. I'm surprised that you're unable to find a video to help.

Additionally, Stephen Howard's Haynes Clarinet Manual is an invaluable source of info.

http://www.shwoodwind.co.uk/Haynes/clarinet/Haynes_clarinet_manual.htm








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All about Clarinets / Avatars are back and photos can be attached.
« on: January 08, 2021, 02:54:24 PM »
Much thanks to Phil Pedler for upgrading the functionality of this forum!

He spent considerable time on the fixes.


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All about Clarinets / Re: Well, I'm on a clarinet spree again...
« on: January 08, 2021, 01:38:24 PM »
You're absolutely right, Modernicus. Let's all do our part to spread false information.
.

Ok, let’s start by claiming that early clarinets are most likely “blown out” and not to bother with them.

They are best left for museum collections.



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All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« on: January 07, 2021, 06:47:00 PM »
I would try loosening your embouchure - I know, you were recently told to firm it up on the lower notes but it's a fine line to keep that reed vibrating.

I like to warm up by playing the throat tones chromatically and getting the first upper register C to ring out nice and easy.

Let's talk about supporting that air stream as well. Get that diaphragm involved and visualize a nice clean column of air built on that very foundation.

I hope this helps Larry. Everyone seems to have certain specific "hacks" to help their tone.

PS, long tones do help to get everything working together.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« on: January 07, 2021, 03:14:42 PM »
Does anyone have advice on cleaning all the old cork from the tenons?

 I have pics from my first project horn but we are still working getting the forum photo attachment feature to work.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Please post pictures along with your links!
« on: January 07, 2021, 09:46:48 AM »
test - please ignore


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Trading Post / Re: (LISTED) Buffet Bb Tosca for Sale
« on: January 06, 2021, 10:25:47 AM »
Thanks for your vigilance Airflyte! Much obliged!

No problem but now you owe me a Selmer HS* mouthpiece  ;)

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Trading Post / (BUY) Vintage Selmer HS* (table logo) Bb mouthpiece
« on: January 05, 2021, 08:04:37 PM »
I'm in the market for one of these pieces - if you have one in good condition with original facing/tip, please message me through this forum. Thanks!

not looking for the HS**,  just the HS* - thanks

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Make and Model lists and research / Re: D.Noblet “Superior”
« on: January 05, 2021, 03:28:56 PM »
Welcome Ron.

Could it be that the "Superior" designation is engraved on a replacement bell or barrel that is not original to the instrument?

It doesn't sound like a Noblet model that I'm aware of.

See below for Phil's Noblet page,

http://www.clarinetpages.net/vintage-odd-brands/noblet-1




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All about Clarinets / Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« on: January 05, 2021, 02:58:39 PM »
Wow that Music Medic is a bargain and a half !! Just ordered some stuff and being in Canada and getting free shipping is a huge bonus.

I just received my order of 4 pieces (2 of each thickness). I'm satisfied with the quality for the price.

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Trading Post / Re: (LISTED) Buffet Bb Tosca for Sale
« on: January 05, 2021, 02:48:58 PM »
I modified your posting to comply with the Clarinet Pages Trading Post Guide found here: https://clarinetpages.info/smf/index.php/topic,1330.0.html

Added: LISTED to thread title
Deleted: Price as posted in thread

Good luck with the sale.




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All about Clarinets / Re: Well, I'm on a clarinet spree again...
« on: January 03, 2021, 02:35:05 PM »
Clarinet sprees are great. Congrats!

I have dipped my toe into the refurbishing pool myself. Dug out an old Carl Fischer Buffet 17/6 Boehm and completely disassembled the lower joint, cleaned, oiled and reassembled. A few hiccups with pivot screws but it went back together quite well.

 Going to tackle the upper joint with new corks next week. I may have to seek advice for this job. I will be using the clearance cork received from Music Medic that Grumpy mentioned in another thread.


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