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All about Clarinets / Re: Sweet little Salt spoon Eefer
« Last post by Windsong on November 16, 2023, 05:32:08 PM »
The tenons had been wrapped with stranded red hair.  I am dearly hoping it is horsehair.     It seemed to be matted together with bitumen, or somesuch.  Once removed, the tenons were all as clean as pins, and unmarred.
The bell is clearly stamped HP E, as is the UJ.  That's all good and well, but this little thing plays to 442HZ on my Korg Chromatic, give or take 10 cents in either direction, and I don't consider that HP.
All about Clarinets / Sweet little Salt spoon Eefer
« Last post by Windsong on November 16, 2023, 12:55:21 PM »
I received this Eb in the mail a few moments ago, and she plays.  The wood is an exceptional medium-dark grenadilla, and the bell is too, but it has an ostrich grain.
The G/D note pip works just fine.  It is a clumsy thing for me, but there is not much to it.  A lovely artifact, indeed.

I held my breath, hoping it would go unnoticed.  For a very low initial bid, it was mine.
I will need to talk to IC to see what they can do for me, regarding replacement pads.
All about Clarinets / Re: Odd LJ vent
« Last post by Windsong on November 15, 2023, 08:37:12 PM »
Thank you very much.  It does seem a bit odd to have a pip just hanging out there, and it looks a bit awkward to cover, but I will experiment with it.  It arrives tomorrow, and is my first true salt spoon.
I do have simple systems with offset lumps but have not seen this feature before.
All about Clarinets / Re: Odd LJ vent
« Last post by jdbassplayer on November 15, 2023, 01:11:26 PM »
That’s the G/D tone hole, you cover it to play F/C. Unusual to see it as a metal tube but this is typical for “period” clarinets.
Trading Post / WTB: 3 screw thumbrest
« Last post by Windsong on November 14, 2023, 07:58:16 PM »
I am in search of "3 leaf clover" style 3-screw thumbrest for a German/Czech/Austrian Eefer. 

I would be most obliged if any of you might have one about or a lead on one.

Make and Model lists and research / Re: Original case for a Conn 446N?
« Last post by Windsong on November 13, 2023, 09:01:52 PM »
Windy's is a good example.  Here is another in Conn's traditional Royal Purple. 
Make and Model lists and research / Re: Pruefer Clarinet
« Last post by kewald on November 13, 2023, 02:58:28 PM »
I am presently refurbishing a Pruefer Festival clarinet.  It appears to be made of hard rubber.  SN: E04131.  Is there documentation that might help in dating it?

All about Clarinets / Re: Wonky reed stops play
« Last post by lydian on November 13, 2023, 08:53:02 AM »
That old flick trick won't work with Legere unfortunately. Must have been stored bent. Heat might work. Submerse in boiling water for 15 seconds or so, then pop into a reed guard to cool flat. This will temporarily make the reed softer, but it will go back to normal strength in a few days. Alternatively, if the reed is less than 6 months old and you have your receipt, you can do a free exchange through the Legere website.

Personally, I've never cared much for Legere on clarinet or sax, except on low voices like bari and bass. Even then, the high register is buzzy and unstable. Cane is still king for me.
All about Clarinets / Re: Wonky reed stops play
« Last post by TMHeimer on November 12, 2023, 07:06:13 PM »
Yes, I doubt you can "get the warps out" as I always refer to it. With my wood reeds, I wet them and carefully put the tip on the mouthpiece facing perpendicular to the mouthpiece. Then very carefully with my index finger "tick" the bottom of the reed. Always removes the warps, but that's with a wooden reed. May be worth a shot with the Legere?
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