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All about Clarinets / Re: Buffet Crampon Boehm Bb, integrated barrel w/brass keywork
« Last post by Airflyte on November 14, 2021, 05:42:56 PM »
Awesome oldie. So, there's no serial number at all ?????
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Neato. Only clarinet I've had my paws on with brass keys was an old boxwood type. Pretty cool if those are brass!
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All about Clarinets / Re: Buffet Crampon wooden mouthpiece w/ case and accessory
« Last post by modernicus on November 13, 2021, 08:24:07 PM »
I about had a heart attack seeing the condition, I'm not sure it's actually been played on.  The little cork grease container is empty, I don't think there's ever been anything in it!
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All about Clarinets / Re: Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Last post by modernicus on November 13, 2021, 08:19:41 PM »
Well, I happen to own 3, yes, 3! integrated barrel Boehm C's.  Almost bought another one the other day, but it was unmarked, so I was like- meh...Also passed on a rare maker integrated C last Nov. to go for a Auguste Buffet jeune saltspoon Boehm Bb where I lost.  Coolest one I've seen for sale was a Martel Freres integrated C Boehm, didn't have the $$ to bid on at that time, oh wait, no, I think there was a boxwood Buffet Boehm integrated for sale one time that was way out of my price range... The other ones of mine are a V. Kohlert & Sohne (needs key soldering work) and a Eugene Thibouville (disaster basket case).
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All about Clarinets / Re: Buffet Crampon Boehm Bb, integrated barrel w/brass keywork
« Last post by modernicus on November 13, 2021, 08:10:32 PM »
I'll have to confirm 100%, but I think they are.  I could be wrong, it happens...  But, I do have a similar one that 100% has unplated brass keys, and another one where I think someone plated the keys and posts nickel later (worn off in areas-absolutely brass underneath), as the rings are unplated brass. These I believe are all from the ~1860-1884 era, pre serial number Buffet Crampon.  The raw brass keywork I've observed more often on the boxwood (yes, they exist, I messed up bidding on one years ago otherwise I would have one!) models contemporary to these blackwood versions.
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Are those keys really brass or just really oxided?
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All about Clarinets / Re: Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on November 13, 2021, 06:15:40 PM »
Incredible. I have NEVER seen a C clarinet with integrated barrel. I mean, they are rare enough to begin with. My most unusual is probably a unibody (but separate barrel) A clarinet with donut key.

I always though the integrated barrel was probably one of the least useful features of any clarinet. You're restricted to pushing in or pulling out at the mouthpiece only, and potentially the middle joint. Yikes
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All about Clarinets / Re: Buffet Crampon wooden mouthpiece w/ case and accessory
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on November 13, 2021, 06:14:11 PM »
I have a Buffet wooden mouthpiece but have NEVER seen the case and the wooden grease case. Amazing find.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Last post by modernicus on November 13, 2021, 02:19:47 PM »
Exactly what I thought when I saw it!  Should be standard.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Last post by windydankoff on November 13, 2021, 02:04:04 PM »
Neat indeed! I don't know why that isn't standard (or something like it) on every clarinet. I've done a lot of cork sculpting to compensate for the lack of a proper bumper on the standard design.
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