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Very impressive adaptation - I totally get your philosophy 8)

All about Clarinets / Re: A treasure trove of musical instrument history!
« on: February 28, 2024, 02:28:47 PM »
You gotta be kidding me. A Key of D clarinet? I heard about these, thought they were mythical haha.

The Clinton is a weird system. That double-pad on the low A hole is bizarre. Reminds me of this extraordinary Pruefer I have that has a double pad like that. *Phil reviewed, it, said it was pretty much garbage haha.
There's modern D clarinets, Buffet makes 'em.

All about Clarinets / Re: Is this H.N. White Eb a Pedler stencil?
« on: February 27, 2024, 05:19:47 PM »
I saw this Eb, very cool.  Josef clarinets use, or did in recent times, use a similar alternative crow's foot mechanism.  They're a boutique manufacturer from Japan from what I recall.  Then there was a Brazilian, I think?!, small mfg. that was also doing something similar.

All about Clarinets / Re: Cabart A Paris clarinet information and value
« on: December 13, 2023, 06:45:48 AM »
I'd say it's from the mid to late 1930s , and not especially appropriate for a beginner child player.  Older clarinets are sometimes fragile with more easily bent keys, so could be frustrating for a child who may not be careful enough.  Only the very oldest old, and special, clarinets have very much value when compared to many other types of instruments. The condition indeed looks really quite nice, which could help with value slightly.  I think Cabart clarinet were regarded as good instruments, but this will never be terribly valuable.

All about Clarinets / Re: Sweet little Salt spoon Eefer
« on: November 20, 2023, 04:13:02 PM »
Anachronistic style clarinet made sometime in the early 20th century?

All about Clarinets / Re: Left-Handed clarinets?
« on: November 11, 2023, 10:29:42 AM »
I suppose your dominant hand might be stronger to hold the instrument's weight.

All about Clarinets / Re: Clarinet Disassembly Tool :-)
« on: November 11, 2023, 10:16:55 AM »
For me, it depends on the type of cork grease that causes a mess.  I use the Dr.'s Products cork grease from around 2007 or so, I think?It's more slick than sticky and does needs reapplied all the time, but its sort of temporary, evaporating quality, keeps it from forever attracting dirt like a petroleum cork grease.  Even built up accumulations in the corners of the tenons or socket is easily wiped away and isn't excessively dirty looking and the case liner doesn't look as dirty as I have witnessed is possible from the scores of old cases I've received, or thousands I've browsed for sale at auction.  Also, as claimed, the corks don't turn all black and brittle either.

All about Clarinets / Re: Typical articulated C#/G# tenon?
« on: November 11, 2023, 09:55:43 AM »
Yep, common way these were made.  Nice job, these are a pain.  I have an A like this that needs work on the cork and has unfortunately cracked around the metal lined socket this particular instrument has on the lower joint.

I've received many clarinets from the 19th century with string on the tenons!   :).

All about Clarinets / Re: King Marigaux refurbish done, my thoughts.
« on: November 01, 2023, 01:07:33 PM »
Oh, I'll post one...

Thanks, just HAD to have it! 8). I might have a pro do these really important salt spoons, I'm moving towards a different distribution of money vs. time these days.  They're at least being stored in good climate controlled conditions for now.  I'm wondering if I should donate them to the National Music Museum or something? :o.  My goal is to gather, group and preserve for these real treasures, what good are they just sitting in my closets, though?

All about Clarinets / Re: Left-Handed clarinets?
« on: October 22, 2023, 07:50:33 AM »
The Adlers aren't spectacularly uncommon, that's one of the main manufacturers known for them.

Wish it wasn't broken. 💔 Might be able to patch it up somehow, but that's low on the priority list.

All about Clarinets / Re: ClariMate?
« on: September 08, 2023, 08:43:42 PM »
Never heard of it before, pretty interesting.

I have no idea!  No serial numbers.  Not even sure exactly how long they were in business or even remotely how many were made.  They came to me as this set and they look to be contemporaneous- interesting how the whole A and Bb barrel is hard rubber, while the Bb body and bell are wood.  Makes me lean towards thinking they were ordered at the same, despite the different body materials.  I don't believe I've heard of or seen another hard rubber Martel Freres.  I already got the screw loose and out of there on the Bb and found one that fits!  Now, to figure out what to do about the mangled post- though it's mainly a cosmetic issue, now.  No other large obstacles apparent to get these into playing shape.

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