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All about Clarinets / Re: Okay... flat-sharp-natural clarinet...
« on: June 29, 2015, 03:37:50 AM »
It's just a design stamp

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All about Clarinets / Re: Repro antique clarinet
« on: June 01, 2015, 05:06:19 AM »
Yes, the recorder makers Moeck made them decades ago as well as the Oboe. Also the curved and straight Cornetts
and various other wind instruments of the 1600s and 1700s. And they were expensive.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Looking for a new mouthpiece?
« on: May 21, 2015, 03:32:00 PM »
At last ! One of the 'Holy Grail' mouthpieces for sale ! And at a reasonable price also !
One can only be but cynical.

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All about Clarinets / RE: Greetings from Phil on Batam Island
« on: May 04, 2015, 12:33:28 PM »
\"That is only about 10 miles south of Singapore\"
Isn\'t that in pirate country ?

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All about Clarinets / RE: Porcelain Mouthpiece? Hm...
« on: November 27, 2014, 05:52:40 AM »
Quote from: \'BLMonopole\' pid=\'3489\' dateline=\'1416946110\'

Quote from: \'Barry Vincent\' pid=\'3486\' dateline=\'1416847489\'

It wouldn\'t


Why wouldn\'t it?  There are mouthpieces made of wood, rubber, metal, glass, plastic....why not porcelain?  It might actually deliver a unique sound.  

Or do you have experience to the contrary? (Not challenging you, just asking where the comment came from)


It\'s not what it\'s made of that gets me thinking it wouldn\'t. It\'s all the unknown factors and the daggy condition of it.

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All about Clarinets / RE: Porcelain Mouthpiece? Hm...
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:44:49 AM »
It wouldn\'t

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All about Clarinets / RE: Penzel Mueller Artist
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:18:16 PM »
Quote from: \'TheBlueBeamPolkaProject\' pid=\'3474\' dateline=\'1416624955\'

Quote from: \'Barry Vincent\' pid=\'3472\' dateline=\'1416526055\'

What is it with some of these sellers of Clarinets. They go to all the trouble of taking photographs
and they can\'t even assemble the instrument correctly. That tells me that the seller is not a Clarinet player.
And if there are defects they\'d most likely wouldn\'t recognize the problems.


Barry, the auction was for a donated clarinet to Goodwill Industries - pretty much a thrift store that helps outs the community where the store is located. I have \"won\" a few instruments through shopgoodwill.com - it\'s a real gamble with nondescript pictures and descriptions but again, the item was donated and it\'s up to buyer to bid accordingly.
I have seen many professional level instruments such as Martin Committee, Conn, Olds, LeBlanc, Selmer, Yamaha, etc. go for \"reasonable\" prices. Many higher priced items get relisted due to non-paying bidders so it pays to \"watch\" and find out what some of these clarinets that need a little TLC actually go for.

Noted.

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All about Clarinets / RE: Penzel Mueller Artist
« on: November 20, 2014, 03:27:35 PM »
What is it with some of these sellers of Clarinets. They go to all the trouble of taking photographs
and they can\'t even assemble the instrument correctly. That tells me that the seller is not a Clarinet player.
And if there are defects they\'d most likely wouldn\'t recognize the problems.

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All about Clarinets / RE: This one is making my head hurt
« on: November 18, 2014, 04:11:28 PM »
Phil is correct in naming it a REVERSE  key mechanism. Just because one particular hand is above the other doesn\'t make it a right or left handed Clarinet. Unless it is determined by which hand is supporting the instrument on the lower joint.
If I was a Clarinet maker and a customer asked me to make them a Clarinet with reverse key mechanism , I\'d consider them a right proper \'pain in the arse\'

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All about Clarinets / RE: This one is making my head hurt
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:36:27 AM »
There really is no need for such a set up, no mattter  if you\'re right or left handed. It\'s always been traditional to have the left hand above the right.
That set up is as useful as the idea of a left/right handed screwdriver if you get my drift.

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All about Clarinets / RE: Thinking of trying synthetic reeds . . .
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:28:32 PM »
Hi BlueBeamPolkaProject. Go to the search mode of this forum and look for my thread (01-02-2013) entitled \"The Modern Synthetic Reed.

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All about Clarinets / RE: Any Eb Alto players here?
« on: August 14, 2014, 10:14:43 PM »
Thanks for the UTube video link DrBob. Now that\'s how a Eb Alto Clarinet is suppose to sound like.
Beautiful.

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All about Clarinets / RE: WANTED: C clarinet barrel
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:51:38 PM »
Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'3202\' dateline=\'1407864824\'
So I\'ve just recently acquired a SUPER nice simple system LP C clarinet. But it doesn\'t have a barrel!

If anybody has a barrel that would fit that they are willing to sell or ...gift...  I would be much appreciative!
Tom Ridenour could possibly sell you C Clarinet barrels (45mm & 48mm) , the trick however is to figure out if they would fit your Albert (Simple) System instrument.
Looking at mine , they are about 23.8 (23.9) at the bottom and 22.7 (22.8) at the mouthpiece end.(Inside measurements)

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All about Clarinets / RE: Any Eb Alto players here?
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:38:46 PM »
Dave \"However, the usage for the alto is very low. Since the range is completely covered by the soprano and bass, there is literally no actual reason to score for an alto clarinet\"
I\'ve never understood the reasoning behind that opinion. It\'s paramount to saying that because the Violin & the Violoncello (Cello) covers the range of the Viola, then there is no actual reason to score for the Viola in the string section of the orchestra.
Both the Eb Alto Clarinet and the Viola are distinct Alto voices in the wind and string ensemble respectively. Both of these instruments add depth to the overall harmony of the orchestral or band sound.
This important detail in orchestra and band  composition seems to be overlooked by many.

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All about Clarinets / RE: Metal clarinet with Alto Sax MouthPiece
« on: June 20, 2014, 03:43:28 PM »
I can\'t imagine that Sax mouthpiece fitting securely into that thing at the end of the instrument.

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