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It looks very nice!  What are the bore sizes on the upper joint?  Is it a straight bore?

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All about Clarinets / Re: Off topic my new soprano sax!
« on: December 20, 2017, 09:59:16 AM »
Thanks for the responses!  I have yet to get a sop reed, I'm using a Bb clarinet reed.  My friend will bring some to me as a Christmas gift, as I can't get any locally.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Off topic my new soprano sax!
« on: December 18, 2017, 08:39:05 PM »
I should of taken a picture of it next to something for scale, it’s so small!  I watched people playing curved sopranos on youtube videos, but until i got it in my mitts, i didn’t grasp how small it really is!  The cool thing is, it’s the right height for me to just rest it on my knee while seated.  I still put on a neckstrap, because i’m such a clutz i don’t want to drop it, but it wasn’t needed for playing while seated.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Off topic my new soprano sax!
« on: December 18, 2017, 07:17:14 PM »
The mouthpiece.

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All about Clarinets / Off topic my new soprano sax!
« on: December 18, 2017, 07:16:32 PM »
I'd like to play saxophone, but because of my job, my neck and wrists are sore a lot of the time and I'm finding my alto too heavy.  I thought the lesser weight of a soprano sax might fill the bill, so I've been looking for one for a while now. 
I ended up finding a closet queen on Reverb. A silver 1920's Wurlitzer American curved soprano, a Buescher stencil, with a Selmer scroll shank C mouthpiece.  It's in great shape, plays well for my feeble skills, with decent pads, only needing one spring replaced and new neck cork.  I'm very happy with it.  The case is nice and doesn't smell.
Thanks for looking, Lisa

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All about Clarinets / Re: Got the Book for my birthday
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:24:29 PM »
How nice!  I hope you’ve got some extra free time over the holidays to really enjoy your gifts.

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All about Clarinets / Re: A New Aquisition: Mid 1930s MBIC Pedler
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:56:57 PM »
The platter is a nice idea.  I've been using a magnetic mechanics tray.  Its helpful to keep a hold of those tiny screws and rods.

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All about Clarinets / Re: A New Aquisition: Mid 1930s MBIC Pedler
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:03:41 PM »
Those keys look just beautiful!  yes, clearly it’s had very little use during it’s long life.  It’s really going to be a showstopper when it’s all back together.

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All about Clarinets / Re: A New Aquisition: Mid 1930s MBIC Pedler
« on: December 11, 2017, 08:30:58 PM »
I’m interested in how the triples work for you.  I have many clarinets needing new pads.  I’ve got some die cut synthetic ‘leather’pads, and some simple bladders that came as part of a package deal with repadding tools i bought.
A little over five bucks certainly isn’t a big deal, it would be money welll spent if they’re an improvement over normal bladders.

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Having watched for a while, I'd have to say "seasonal fluctuations".  They go up, they go down.  Not a month or two ago, a badly water-damaged Noblet alto went for north of $350, an absolutely crazy price.
Andy, i saw that too!  i was like, Whaaaaat?  i have an ipad mini, and even on a small screen, the damage was obvious.  the people bidding on that must of been using flip phones to view it, to think it had any chance of being playable.
altos do seem to be hot now.  I hope it's making a comeback, it's got a neat range.

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Those keys turned out beautiful!  shiny, but a mellow shine, if that makes any sense.

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All about Clarinets / Re: A New Aquisition: Mid 1930s MBIC Pedler
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:24:18 PM »
Well Windsong, your learning lesson is my learning lesson, as I had no idea that a ring had a right was and a wrong way.  i'm glad you took the time to write all that up, so I learned something without having to learn it the hard way.  Thanks!
I'm definitely laughing with you, and not at you.  it'll be interesting to listen to its intonation once you get it all put back together, maybe it'll just work the way it is, and you won't need a slightly longer barrel.  fingers crossed for you!

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All about Clarinets / Re: A pad's true composition
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:59:31 AM »
This link is to a really nice article talking about pads, well worth reading.  According to it, sheep’s bladder is what is used for bladder pads, and are also called fish skin pads.  It covers most types, cork, synthetic, bladder.  It does not talk about leather.
https://woodwinds2.weebly.com/uploads/2/3/7/9/23793583/clarinetpads_0001.pdf

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All about Clarinets / Re: A New Aquisition: Mid 1930s MBIC Pedler
« on: December 04, 2017, 11:01:19 PM »
It's nice that all the keys came off.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Lafayette Paris, early 20th C. stencil
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:00:10 PM »
Good luck with your recording session, it sounds interesting and a lot of fun, too.
Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to post, i enjoy reading your restoration rundowns.  You give a newbie like me a lot of great and much needed information.
Lisa

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