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Messages - DaveLeBlanc

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Pls post pics, real tough to tell for sure from limited data.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Unmarked Buffett Crampon?
« on: September 01, 2022, 11:54:06 AM »
I agree it doesn't look Buffet.

Here's my handy-dandy ID guide

https://clarinetpages.info/smf/index.php?topic=1676.0

Although I don't think its as old as 1886, it is pre-1923.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Unmarked Buffett Crampon?
« on: September 01, 2022, 11:53:10 AM »
I agree it doesn't look Buffet.

Here's my handy-dandy ID guide

https://clarinetpages.info/smf/index.php?topic=1676.0

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All about Clarinets / Re: Info for G. Rudolf Uebel clarinet
« on: August 17, 2022, 04:59:17 PM »
E550 seems a little much. They are very hard to find, but I don't know if I could justify that price point. I bought my G Rudolf Uebel, Reform-Boehm, for about $220. Granted, the bridge key is broken but that's a sub-$100 fix, placing it in the $350 maximum range.

I don't know much about these. I do know that they are pretty rare (at least in the US), and considered to be pretty good.

For your purposes, I doubt you could spend the $200 on a refurbishment (making it E750), and then still be able to sell for a profit. They're nice, but not THAT nice. 

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I'll get you in touch with one of the country's preeminent low woodwind experts.

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All about Clarinets / Re: what is the model of this clarinet
« on: August 07, 2022, 06:45:16 AM »
Insert pics into thread and it'll work much better.

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Typo correction: I said "it's definitely not metal."

I MEANT: "it's definitely not wood..."


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That's definitely an ABS plastic material. I'm not sure if the striations were meant to emulate wood grain or just a product of production, but it's definitely not metal.

That logo looks like its from the early 80s, I think.

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Hi to you all.
I've got a Vito oval logo Contra Alto clarinet, #7152D, low Eb on the body.
Is it a 7168 1995 made model?
Which material? It's extremely heavy, with wood like veins.
Thanks!
Throw a picture in here please. I don't think Vito ever made any wood contra alto clarinets. It could be an ABS material with "grain," somewhat like the Buffet B12.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Broken Hearted
« on: July 16, 2022, 05:15:22 PM »
I have a 1923 Buescher alto. Pretty much a museum piece. This soprano you found is a real gem. I sure hope grandson appreciates it.

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Neat! I don't think its terribly special, but pretty cool. Sometimes backpack cases were exclusive to certain retailers. The Buffet International was a C13 that was sold exclusively in retail stores, and not online, and came with a cool case that you couldn't find elsewhere.
Could be a similar situation.

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Make and Model lists and research / Re: vintage ? regent clarinet
« on: June 26, 2022, 07:51:12 AM »
Pics will be infinitely useful to determine age.

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The image is so huge I can barely see it. I certainly don't see a case
Well, you do see the inside of the case, eh?  :P

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Don't see a problem with it. Jupiter clarinets aren't really commonly faked.

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It's french, so that rules out the R13. It's wood, so that rules out a B12.

It's most likely an E11. If you get a flashlight and hold it juuuuust right against where the logo would be, you should be able to find a ghostly image of "E11" still remaining.

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