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Messages - super20dan

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well another hr of work and the marlerne is playing like a champ! the key heights were way off making many notes stuffy and muffled. the horn was recently completly rebuilt but must have been by an apprentice and since it was a school horn-nobody cared, classic outcome for an alto clarinet sad to say. blame the insterment for being obsolete and poor desighn. for 125$ and zero spent on repairs (thanks to myself) i have a decent useable alto. this thing sure is mpc picky tho. of all the mpcs i have including top names-it likes the yamaha and the glotin of paris the best. the mpc supplied with it is just terrible. tone like a dying goose!

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All about Clarinets / Re: Mouthpieces by Charles Bay Woodwinds
« on: January 10, 2022, 12:30:11 PM »
babbit may have made the blanks but the facing work was done by chas bay

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he is 79 and dosnt seem to want to work anymore. the quality of his work has taken a turn for the worse lately also. sadly he is the only game in town. i spent 4 hrs today working on the marlane myself and have it playing. it still needs some work resetting some key heights to eliminate stuffy notes that arnt getting enough venting due to too close height in the key action. while this isnt the best alto i have played its not that bad and deserves to be put back in action.

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the alto i bought on ebay for 125$ was so badly repadded my tech refuses to touch it. says he would have to strip it and start from scratch and charge 350-500$. i guess i am going to work on it myself as a learning experience. i have nothing to loose. the left hand section is ok. so mabey it wont be that bad. cant win them all on ebay it seems.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Mouthpieces by Charles Bay Woodwinds
« on: January 08, 2022, 08:17:58 PM »
i have 4 or 6 unfaced new ones also. the finished ones i have play so well i dont see how the blank ones can measure up unless a true master works on them

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All about Clarinets / Re: Clarinet newbie
« on: December 31, 2021, 05:39:39 AM »
work on a nice clean sound first. the world dosnt need another acker bilk

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All about Clarinets / Re: My Mazzeo Clarinets
« on: December 29, 2021, 06:41:23 AM »
the mazzeo mechanism is located into the jump / trill keys

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All about Clarinets / Re: My Mazzeo Clarinets
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:32:38 PM »
yea the throat Bb is still stuffy but the b natural using the mazzeo key is really good and clear

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All about Clarinets / Re: Which ligature should I get for bass clarinet?
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:30:12 PM »
dave i bet you would love the new rovner star model. its desighned to be used inverted or not. plus it only 25$

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All about Clarinets / Re: Mouthpieces by Charles Bay Woodwinds
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:27:03 PM »
i have a bay bass neck comming for my leblanc 400. will report on it

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hey thats a plan -will get on it

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Make and Model lists and research / Re: pustopone clarinet
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:21:24 PM »
its not a stencil -there is a wiki about this obscure company i left a link. i have had this wonderfull clarinet for close to 30 years but never did anything with it . finally a few years ago some info popped up on the wwodwind .org board . others raved about theirs so i sent mine off for repad. wow was my responce when it returned

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i will have to try to post pic but i am not good at this kind of stuff. yes i agree the normandy is prob the best plateau . i hope to have my second one restored over this winter. going to do it my self. my normandy out plays the martin ferris.

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All about Clarinets / Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« on: December 27, 2021, 08:15:51 PM »
i ended up with so many Bb,s because i go to pawnshops often. i see them so cheap its hard to pass up. i paid 200 for my r13 as an example

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All about Clarinets / Re: My Mazzeo Clarinets
« on: December 27, 2021, 08:10:29 PM »
it allows you to play between A and or Bb and b natural with out crossing the break and offers various alt fingerings

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