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Messages - DaveLeBlanc

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Been a while since a post here. Mr Allman sent me a great collection of plateau clarinets, pretty much every distinct model that Normandy ever produced.
Here's one!
Adding that gold in the logos really brings it out.

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Been a while since a post here. Mr Allman sent me a great collection of plateau clarinets, pretty much every distinct model that Normandy ever produced.
Here's one!

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Have you guys done a test and seen if the donut key actually has any noticeable impact on intonation versus the non-donut Eb fingering?

(I haven't, but I can't imagine it does much, or else it would be ubiquitous today, right?)

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Make and Model lists and research / Re: Clarinet Cabart a Paris INFO
« on: January 24, 2021, 02:16:43 PM »
Nice clarinet. Cabart seems to be more known for their oboes but they also made some decent clarinets.

This looks to be around 1900-1910 or so.

This appears to be Low Pitch so should fetch maybe $150 in good shape; otherwise these older Alberts tend not to be worth very much, unfortunately.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« on: January 21, 2021, 11:07:13 AM »
I guess you could get something for $20. Last time I looked the upline mouthpieces were like $80-$100. But like ligatures, they all play. As long as you get one that allows you to get all the "normal" notes (ie. not double high C....), stick with that. Then get quite good and go through the phase of trying everything under the sun. Then find one you like and stick with it forever (life is too short). I've used 2 mouthpieces since 1975 and they play almost identically.

Good advice. Paying more than $75 for a good playing mouth piece may be nothing more than diminished returns.
I agree very much. I mean you can get mouthpiece of absolute perfection for $100. Or spend $20, or $50, for one that is 90-95% as good.

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Picture uploaded for posterity

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All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« on: January 18, 2021, 02:45:32 PM »
In terms of mouthpieces, the Geo M Bundy 3 can be found for about $20 or less, and it's GOLD. Most people won't really need anything better unless they're going pro.
$20? That must be a typo...
Here's one for $20 + $5 shipping. It's a great practice piece for sure.

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Make and Model lists and research / Re: French Selmer Alto Valuation ??
« on: January 18, 2021, 02:44:05 PM »
I mean, in my experience you could wait another several months to get the price you want, or just go for it now

Dave's Law: given enough time, you will always get the price you want.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« on: January 17, 2021, 10:59:32 PM »
I mean, chemically speaking, pretty much anything could be considered a chemical. Feel like one could split hairs down to the quark, if one wanted to.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« on: January 17, 2021, 10:58:34 PM »
In terms of mouthpieces, the Geo M Bundy 3 can be found for about $20 or less, and it's GOLD. Most people won't really need anything better unless they're going pro.

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I haven't seen him around in a while.
I wonder how he's doing. Hope he's okay, Tinker's a pretty cool dude

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Now that i think about it, if it's inside the neck its more likely a batch mark used when in production. Probably.

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Interesting! Sure looks like it. I can't really read cursiev that well.

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Make and Model lists and research / Re: French Selmer Alto Valuation ??
« on: January 17, 2021, 12:05:43 PM »
Clarinet looks in great shape. I would agree that $2k is a good starting point.

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Well, first off, the R-13 designation was not used until 1955 at the earliest, so if its early 50s then it wouldn't be an R13.

The Buffet models prior to the R13 don't seem to have a "real" name, rather they are often advertised on eBay and other places as the so-called "Pre-R13"

First off, is it marked Made in France? That's the minimum requirement to be an R13

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