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Messages - bbrandha

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Je ne parlais Francais, pero soy maestra de espanol. Es en beszelek egy kicsit magyarult.

Neener, neener.

Unfortunately, I'm not fluent in either.

All about Clarinets / Re: clarinetti italiani?
« on: April 08, 2017, 11:37:51 AM »
Another one.

All about Clarinets / Re: clarinetti italiani?
« on: April 08, 2017, 11:36:25 AM »

All about Clarinets / Re: clarinetti italiani?
« on: April 08, 2017, 11:33:43 AM »
I admit to coloring pads with a Sharpie. Shh!

You can see I need to clean up the gilding and oil it again. It was so dry it was almost grey when I got it. All joints were stuck. There was no case and it was DUSTY.

All about Clarinets / Re: clarinetti italiani?
« on: April 08, 2017, 10:14:05 AM »
I'll get some today. I had an email from the company that I seem to have lost. The best date they could give was 1930s. I've gad it 2 or 3 years and I'm still not done with it. Getting pads has been a nightmare. Almost all of the pads are weird sizes with no 2 the same and several are out of round. It has oboe pads, Eb pads, and anything else pads. Sigh.

All about Clarinets / Re: clarinetti italiani?
« on: April 07, 2017, 06:49:49 PM »
I have a Rampone Eb from the 1930's but no stencils.

All about Clarinets / Re: Albert system-More rings equal what?
« on: April 04, 2017, 08:26:43 PM »
Yes, it is a HP Bb.

Here's the pictures I have. It is loaned to my son-in-law, so if you would like to see other views, he can send some to me.

The following are excerpts from things I posted last year on another forum.

I have a white Vito Clari-Tone with gold keys.

 The serial number is 0905. No letter. All other serial numbers listed have a letter with 5 numbers. A poster on another forum said they pre-date the Reso-Tone and that his college marching band used red and white Clari-tones. He thought they may go back to the 60s. I also cannot find a model number to attach to the model name. It is very heavy. I think it could safely be used as a baseball bat.

Black ones with SN# 2212, 7802 sold on ebay.
A90964 and 2 more w/o SN given (not the same as 4 digit clarinets)

So I am guessing there were 2 versions of the Claritone. The first version, like mine, has the emblems engraved. It has a small vito and CLARI-TONE, USA inside an oval. The newer ones have the vito lyre printed on.

I called LeBlanc and was told rather rudely that the serial number wasn't correct. When I assured her it was, she said they didn't have a history department and she had no information. She also had no information on what the model number of a Clari-Tone is. Because they don't HAVE A HISTORY DEPARTMENT.

All about Clarinets / Re: "New" Penzel-Mueller in A
« on: January 15, 2017, 05:30:37 PM »
Thanks for the offer, but I have a friend that will do it for me. :)

All about Clarinets / Re: "New" Penzel-Mueller in A
« on: January 15, 2017, 11:46:48 AM »
Cleanup, recork, repad. The usual.

All about Clarinets / "New" Penzel-Mueller in A
« on: January 14, 2017, 06:19:51 PM »
Here's a couple of pictures, anyway. It needs more repair than I could ever do, so I will have to save a up for a bit and wait to actually play it.

It has to be about the dirtiest clarinet I've seen. My fingers were gray after touching it. The upper bridge key is gone, unfortunately. No cracks or other damage I can see.

All about Clarinets / Adding attachments
« on: January 14, 2017, 11:36:31 AM »
I would love to show you my new Penzel-Mueller enhanced Boehm clarinet in A, but my files are too large. I can't remember how to change that, evidently, and when I check to see if it acceptable, it freezes the forum and I have to close out. I have a new computer since the last time I tried and it has changed the "how-to".

Ideas before I get violent?

Noblet continued metal clarinets into the early 1970's, according to the Silver Clarinet site and others. I believe my 2 are from the 1950's, probably.

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