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All about Clarinets / Re: Well, I'm on a clarinet spree again...
« on: January 08, 2021, 01:38:24 PM »
You're absolutely right, Modernicus. Let's all do our part to spread false information.

Ok, let’s start by claiming that early clarinets are most likely “blown out” and not to bother with them.

They are best left for museum collections.

All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« on: January 07, 2021, 06:47:00 PM »
I would try loosening your embouchure - I know, you were recently told to firm it up on the lower notes but it's a fine line to keep that reed vibrating.

I like to warm up by playing the throat tones chromatically and getting the first upper register C to ring out nice and easy.

Let's talk about supporting that air stream as well. Get that diaphragm involved and visualize a nice clean column of air built on that very foundation.

I hope this helps Larry. Everyone seems to have certain specific "hacks" to help their tone.

PS, long tones do help to get everything working together.

All about Clarinets / Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« on: January 07, 2021, 03:14:42 PM »
Does anyone have advice on cleaning all the old cork from the tenons?

 I have pics from my first project horn but we are still working getting the forum photo attachment feature to work.

All about Clarinets / Re: Please post pictures along with your links!
« on: January 07, 2021, 09:46:48 AM »
test - please ignore

Trading Post / Re: (LISTED) Buffet Bb Tosca for Sale
« on: January 06, 2021, 10:25:47 AM »
Thanks for your vigilance Airflyte! Much obliged!

No problem but now you owe me a Selmer HS* mouthpiece  ;)

Trading Post / (BUY) Vintage Selmer HS* (table logo) Bb mouthpiece
« on: January 05, 2021, 08:04:37 PM »
I'm in the market for one of these pieces - if you have one in good condition with original facing/tip, please message me through this forum. Thanks!

not looking for the HS**,  just the HS* - thanks

Make and Model lists and research / Re: D.Noblet “Superior”
« on: January 05, 2021, 03:28:56 PM »
Welcome Ron.

Could it be that the "Superior" designation is engraved on a replacement bell or barrel that is not original to the instrument?

It doesn't sound like a Noblet model that I'm aware of.

See below for Phil's Noblet page,


All about Clarinets / Re: Tenon Cork Recommendations ?
« on: January 05, 2021, 02:58:39 PM »
Wow that Music Medic is a bargain and a half !! Just ordered some stuff and being in Canada and getting free shipping is a huge bonus.

I just received my order of 4 pieces (2 of each thickness). I'm satisfied with the quality for the price.

Trading Post / Re: (LISTED) Buffet Bb Tosca for Sale
« on: January 05, 2021, 02:48:58 PM »
I modified your posting to comply with the Clarinet Pages Trading Post Guide found here: https://clarinetpages.info/smf/index.php/topic,1330.0.html

Added: LISTED to thread title
Deleted: Price as posted in thread

Good luck with the sale.

All about Clarinets / Re: Well, I'm on a clarinet spree again...
« on: January 03, 2021, 02:35:05 PM »
Clarinet sprees are great. Congrats!

I have dipped my toe into the refurbishing pool myself. Dug out an old Carl Fischer Buffet 17/6 Boehm and completely disassembled the lower joint, cleaned, oiled and reassembled. A few hiccups with pivot screws but it went back together quite well.

 Going to tackle the upper joint with new corks next week. I may have to seek advice for this job. I will be using the clearance cork received from Music Medic that Grumpy mentioned in another thread.

David Kessler has a great write up on the E11 models.


Having your daughter start on the junker may sound like a good idea as a father, but make sure it's playing at the highest level possible. I do feel sorry for the kids who get stuck with a bad instrument.

I saw first hand how my son struggled with a trumpet shaped object and then the look of amazement when he tried a good student Yamaha.

All about Clarinets / Re: Did Noblet do stencil clarinets for Holton???
« on: December 31, 2020, 06:35:56 PM »
Welcome to Clarinet Pages forum el gitano.

Looks like you've found an old thread to revive!  ;) No problem.

As soon as we get the ability to once again attach images to threads, I sure would like to see pics of the J.W. Pepper. Yes, that serial number is certainly "Noblet-ish".

I do know that Noblet and Holton had some kind of relationship with the Holton Model 614 clarinet being a stencil of a Reso-Tone.

Welcome to the Clarinet Pages forum Kitty.

Your French made Evette would date back to 1969. It was most likely manufactured in the Marlerne factory vs. the Buffet factory. The quality is good and can be compared to a modern Buffet E11 model.

See the attached serial number list. It's the standard list for Evette and Evette-Schaeffer clarinets.
(attachments not working at the moment - sorry.)

I would value a fully playable French Evette in very good condition at 300-400 dollars. That would be a clarinet with newer pads/corks, sharp tenons, no plating wear and no crack/repairs.

With old pads, previous repairs, leaks or other issues the value will drop dramatically as with any instrument.

All about Clarinets / Re: In the Bleak Midwinter
« on: December 31, 2020, 01:52:31 PM »
Not bad Larry. Not bad at all.

That would be a good tune for a Clarinet Pages quartet! Anyone play a French Horn?  ;)

Make and Model lists and research / Re: Bundy Clarinet with Conn bell?
« on: December 31, 2020, 01:47:28 PM »
Welcome to the Clarinet Pages forum.

The current issue with not being able to post pics is being dealt with. I do apologize for that.

As far as the the Bundy body with Conn bell - yes, that is entirely possible.

It's very common for the printed logo on Resonite Bundy's to completely wear off the instrument.

So, "unbranded" clarinets can be a Chinese CSO or an entirely decent US Bundy that could possibly last another 100 years or more!

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