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All about Clarinets / Re: Info for G. Rudolf Uebel clarinet
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc 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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All about Clarinets / Re: Maybe I knew, but I don't!
« Last post by kewald on August 15, 2022, 05:29:37 PM »
I would whip out my trusty cut-off stethoscope ...
https://clarinetpages.info/smf/index.php/topic,1673.msg12447.html#msg12447


That's a neat idea!  I've done pressure testing, underwater testing, leak light, and feeler gauges.  Never thought about listening for the leak.  Gotta try it.  Still having problems with this clarinet.
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All about Clarinets / Info for G. Rudolf Uebel clarinet
« Last post by kyrpousin on August 15, 2022, 02:09:18 AM »
Hello, I have a German system wooden rudolf uebel clarinet that I bought for 550€ and I'm wondering if it's worth that much. Were rudolf uebel clarinet good enough? Do I have a bad, cheap clarinet or a intermediate - Profesional clarinet?
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All about Clarinets / Re: Maybe I knew, but I don't!
« Last post by windydankoff on August 14, 2022, 12:16:47 PM »
I would whip out my trusty cut-off stethoscope ...
https://clarinetpages.info/smf/index.php/topic,1673.msg12447.html#msg12447
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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: Maybe I knew, but I don't!
« Last post by kewald on August 11, 2022, 07:14:29 PM »
I’m still working on it, and have discovered several minor leaks in both joints.  Probably due to having not been played since last winter when humidity was higher.  We’ve had record high temps since late May, with low humidity even in our air conditioned home.  I think the pads have shrunken slightly.  Now attempting the 1st remedy of clamping the pads to improve their seating. Where that doesn’t work, I’ll reinstall those pads.  Last resort - replace pads.

Thanks
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All about Clarinets / What are some good literary works for BBb Contrabass Clarinet?
« Last post by andrew on August 10, 2022, 11:27:52 PM »
I have tried searching Sheet Music Plus, but my only findings were clarinet choir parts and parts in scores. Are there any good solo works for BBb Contrabass Clarinet? I own a Concert and Contest book for Bb Bass Clarinet, which I used to use for my Selmer Bundy Contralto Clarinet, but have also found the book compatible with BBb Contra as the highest note out of all the solos in the book is C4 (for a BBb with extended range to low written C). I have never experimented with the altissimo tones on my BBb. I just don't think I am there yet. I barely ever play either of my contras these days. I have been focusing more on getting better at Alto Sax. I would also like to try and learn the Bb Soprano Clarinet. I really like the way it sounds and its versatility. It seems like a great instrument to learn. I would be somewhat of a beginner, however; I am more experienced on the contra clarinets and Alto, Tenor, and Soprano saxes, and these instruments are much different than the Bb Soprano Clarinet. I own a Bb Soprano Clarinet but have to bring it to my local repair tech to have a cork installed on the middle tenon joint. It's just an old instrument. I would love to get it playable again so I can start learning.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Buffet Crampon Evette Schaeffer Master Model
« Last post by 350 Rocket on August 09, 2022, 05:01:43 PM »
The E&S Master Model is often referred to as a "semi-pro" instrument - it isn't at the level of an R13 or other models marketed as "professional", but a step above the intermediate E&S non-Master Model (E-13). Buffet advertising implied that the Master Models were exceptionally good examples selected out of the regular E&S production.

I played an E&S Master Model many years ago. Too long ago to say anything about the tone now, but I find the keywork lacking both in design and with how soft the metal is.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Maybe I knew, but I don't!
« Last post by andrew on August 08, 2022, 11:06:10 PM »
Does the F1/C2 key pad seal over the tone hole completely? If this is not an issue, perhaps the Eb1 key pad or a side trill key pad doesn't seal properly?
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All about Clarinets / Maybe I knew, but I don't!
« Last post by kewald on August 08, 2022, 07:51:43 PM »
 :D I'm test playing a clarinet that I refurbished.  I'm sure it played ok several months ago.  Now, it plays the entire chalumeau, and everything in the clarion and altissimo, except for the third line B!  Cannot figure out why!  It will not make a sound with all holes closed except for the register!


Ideas?


Thanks
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