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Messages - DaveLeBlanc

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All about Clarinets / Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« on: October 28, 2022, 04:16:32 PM »
From looking at videos of traditional jazz saxophonists, they almost always have the double lip. Clarinet seems to be half and half.

When I was a young tyke in middle school, the band director considered double lipping a crime, so I've always had that mentality.
This is 100% wrong. Double lip is extremely rare in jazz saxophone. Of the hundreds of famous players I'm familiar with, I can count on one hand the ones who played double lip at some point, usually due to physical problems that left them no other choice. Regardless of what you think you're seeing, most have their teeth firmly planted on top of the mouthpiece because that's what works best.

I would expect the proportion of double lip in the jazz clarinet to be higher than in sax simply because it's a little more mainstream, but still fairly rare.

I would recommend double lip only to the few players who may experience serious discomfort in spite of using patches.

Hi lydian. Welcome to the forum.  :)

You hit the ground running with your first post!

Dave may have been traumatized by his middle school band director, but he's not "100%" wrong. Single lip vs. Double lip embouchure is simply a choice.  It is not for me to say which one is better than the other. I prefer double lip as it feels more relaxed and open.

I will need to recover from this injury :( LOL

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All about Clarinets / Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« on: October 21, 2022, 11:51:00 AM »
From looking at videos of traditional jazz saxophonists, they almost always have the double lip. Clarinet seems to be half and half.

When I was a young tyke in middle school, the band director considered double lipping a crime, so I've always had that mentality.

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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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