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All about Clarinets / Re: NEWBIE REPAIR QUERY
« Last post by Dibbs on March 03, 2021, 04:16:44 AM »
I guess it's ordered by now so, since you are going to be doing quite a lot of sanding, you may want a bench peg as well.  It holds the clarinet between your belly and the bench and makes sanding the corks quite a bit easier and quicker.

Be careful not to sand the wood of the tenon.  That leads to wobbly joints.
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All about Clarinets / Re: NEWBIE REPAIR QUERY
« Last post by windydankoff on March 02, 2021, 08:18:13 PM »
I was just going to suggest using a caliper. I've been using a Hbr Freight $20 digital caliper for 10 years.

One time my only cork sheet was too thin. I glued card paper around the tenon groove, then the cork, and it came out fine.
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All about Clarinets / Re: NEWBIE REPAIR QUERY
« Last post by jdbassplayer on March 02, 2021, 06:19:59 PM »
Yamaha 26s are always 3/64” or under though. The only way the cork would need to be thicker is if someone shaved the plastic down, in which case OP should probably have the tenon replaced as now that would be a weak spot. But that’s a very unlikely situation.

If you have problems getting the right thickness I would highly recommend a good set of calipers. You can wrap the cork around the tenon and compress it a bit with the calipers to get a good estimate of what the compressed diameter will be. Using this method I’ve never had to replace a cork because I used the wrong size.
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Make and Model lists and research / Re: CONN(?) Alto Clarinet "Made in France"
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on March 02, 2021, 04:06:49 PM »
Marlene made a bunch of stuff, in all materials. I once had an M Lacroix bass clarinet, wood, that was a Malerne stencil.

As for Conn. can’t say if malerne made wood stencils for them, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did
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Make and Model lists and research / Re: CONN(?) Alto Clarinet "Made in France"
« Last post by DaleBflat on March 02, 2021, 03:48:50 PM »
Thank you Dave! Would the same apply to a wooden instrument? Meaning did Marlene also make wood alto clarinets or just hard rubber?
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All about Clarinets / Re: NEWBIE REPAIR QUERY
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on March 02, 2021, 02:57:20 PM »
I'll order the next size up, 1/16" thick instead of the 3/64 as mentioned above.
Cheers!

Why? That's just a waste of time and money...
Let's say that the tenon groove is just a bit shallower than you'd expected, and you end up with a cork that's a bit too thin.

I've been there before, and it's a huge hassle and waste of time to fit, adhere, cure, and then find out it's just not thick enough.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Wooden Guy Humphrey in a wacky case?
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on March 02, 2021, 02:56:18 PM »
You see those cases every now and again. Somebody with too much time and money in the 70s wanted to get into the groovy aesthetic of the times.
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Make and Model lists and research / Re: CONN(?) Alto Clarinet "Made in France"
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on March 02, 2021, 02:55:44 PM »
Probable Malerne. I had a Conn hard rubber bass that had the very sterotypical "Made in France" logo (sort of in a curve or bow shape) that pointed towards Malerne.
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All about Clarinets / Re: NEWBIE REPAIR QUERY
« Last post by jdbassplayer on March 02, 2021, 07:11:54 AM »
I'll order the next size up, 1/16" thick instead of the 3/64 as mentioned above.
Cheers!

Why? That's just a waste of time and money...
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Make and Model lists and research / CONN(?) Alto Clarinet "Made in France"
« Last post by DaleBflat on March 01, 2021, 06:32:43 PM »
Does anyone know who in France made the alto clarinets for CONN? The (rust/brown) case looks like a mid 60's Selmer or Noblet case. Truth is, I'm only about 98% sure it's a CONN stencil, there is a repair band right over the brand stamp but I can make out the familiar Conn Director marching band figures, so it's an educated guess at best.
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