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Offline gkern

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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2013, 07:27:22 AM »
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I am currently seeking a \'Clarinets Anonymous\'  group to see if I may be in need of some therapy for hording :D



Ray - please send me a membership application.
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2013, 07:25:45 PM »
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I am currently seeking a \'Clarinets Anonymous\'  group to see if I may be in need of some therapy for hording :D



Ray - please send me a membership application.



I\'ve found that the best way to stop hoarding clarinets is to branch out into oboes...
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2013, 04:17:03 AM »
My name is BL Monopole, and I can\'t stop collecting clarinets.  I admit that I\'m powerless and that I need help.

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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2013, 06:31:18 AM »
There\'s a faster way to cure this: be a broke student.

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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2013, 03:13:46 PM »
Yikes, I\'m up to ten clarinets now! UPS man just delivered another \"project\" at my doorstep. Updated list,
19?? Pruefer Silver Throat - 54564
19?? Selmer USA 103 - 295733
19?? Champion Hard Rubber - 32329
19?? Lefebre Artiste French Stencil - 40
1949 Conn 424N - 332915 - Refurbished by Jeremy (the vintage clarinet doctor)
1949 Conn 424N - 337079
1956 Conn 80N Victor - 575139
194? Bundy - wooden w/ a \"Resonite\" Bell that\'s actually wooden - 50249
1918 Conn USQM hard rubber - 42276
19?? H.N. White La Fabier hard rubber simple system - no numbers

In response to BLMonopole,
(1) can you ever have too many?  Yes one can have too many clarinets. I\'m just not clear on what that number would be.
(2) what one clarinet would you love to find and make room for? I would like to add a Couesnon Monopole to my group.
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2013, 08:43:03 PM »
This is as good a place as any to step into the forum.  I\'ve collected a few clarinets along the way, and a couple of saxes as well.  Oh, and then there are the bassoons, but those belong to my wife.  My list isn\'t nearly as exotic as some I\'ve seen here.

My main treat in recent years is playing my Selmer Model 33 Bass - made in 1972.  I just got a really first-rate overhaul and haven\'t been able to put the thing down since I got it back - lovely black roo pads and action that\'s a pleasure to work with.  Four octaves of response from pp to ff and back, plus some custom key work on the D/Db/C extensions to help me get around.  Glorious.  

I\'m getting more inclined toward doing more of my own work as well as starting some projects as I move into my addled yet functional older phase, and fell into this site via strip mining Phil\'s wonderful site for instruction, ideas, and direction on how to improve my technician chops.  I have three different Bb R13\'s - two from the 50\'s (one I\'ve had since high school, one is a future project/current basket case) and a Vintage model R13 bought about a dozen years ago that is my main Bb, now.  I have another R13 A I\'ve owned since the mid 70s, and a nifty Eb Selmer Series 9 that I just nabbed a couple of weeks ago.  Add in a wooden Edgware B&H from the 50\'s, and I think that\'s about it.

Looking forward to getting to know the locals here.
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2013, 12:41:14 AM »
rezzie: can you upload some pics of that custom keywork you got?  sounds really interesting!
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2013, 11:17:10 AM »
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rezzie: can you upload some pics of that custom keywork you got?  sounds really interesting!


Here are some pics Mike Manning sent me when he was working on the horn...





I\'m not sure exactly what the material is that was used to form the keywork, but it is very good under the fingers.  I can slide and/or grip when I want to do either.  I\'ve never been able to get around on the bottom end like I can with this setup.  BTW, the thumb rest is gone, sitting in storage in my old hard case - I use a strap and peg, and the thing just got in the way.  Don\'t miss it a bit.  Mike\'s work is rock solid - it feels wonderful when those big pads seat right into place with authority.
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2013, 08:28:25 PM »
very cool!  it looks like a D, Db, and C extension am I correct?

that is very cool!  different than the C extended I played once but same basic principle it appears
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2013, 08:03:28 PM »
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I\'ve found that the best way to stop hoarding clarinets is to branch out into oboes...


Um, yeah . . . . oboes are cool. How about flutes? (not that I may or may not just happen to have one on the way or anything like that . . . . . .)  ;)
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2013, 04:29:18 PM »
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I\'ve found that the best way to stop hoarding clarinets is to branch out into oboes...


Um, yeah . . . . oboes are cool. How about flutes? (not that I may or may not just happen to have one on the way or anything like that . . . . . .)  ;)


Flutes are cool too!  I\'ve owned a total of three, one of which was sold.  The remaining are impossible to repad!  (I washed the Artley in water to \"clean\" it...)

But its hard to find flutes because looking up \"flute\" on ebay gets you a several dozen thousand recorders and assorted bamboo flutes, etc..  Really annoying to scroll through until a real flute is found
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2013, 08:10:01 PM »
Don\'t you drink Champagne from a flute?  And Mimosas...
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2013, 11:48:11 PM »
UPDATE:

GAINS:
1920s Godfroy with metal tenon and wrap around register key, wood
2012? LeBlanc Bliss, plastic
2012 Mendini by Cecilio Soprano Saxophone, gold lacquer
1940s? Martin Freres, wood
1920s? William Nuernberger silver plated, not working
1979 Vito 7214
2000s Old World Flutemakers bamboo pocket saxophone, alto
1980s Vito Dazzler, white
1960s? Hallmark, silver throat
1980s? Bundy

LOSSES:
1950s? Artist Special Hard Rubber with Rosewood bell
1950s Joray J.E. Ray Co. Denver-New York wood, not working
1960s Selmer Mazzeo Model, resin
1960s? Olds Ambassador Junior modified conservatory oboe, grenadilla
1920s Siour Chapelain with wrap around register key, wood
2011 Bombard, rosewood
1980s? \"Made in West Germany\", plastic
2000s Opus USA Soprano Saxophone, nickel plated
1920s? William Nuernberger, silver plated, nonworking
2000s Ten-On Chateau, plastic
1979 Vito 7214
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2013, 11:48:51 PM »
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UPDATE:

GAINS:
1920s Godfroy with metal tenon and wrap around register key, wood
2012? LeBlanc Bliss, plastic
2012 Mendini by Cecilio Soprano Saxophone, gold lacquer
1940s? Martin Freres, wood
1920s? William Nuernberger silver plated, not working
1979 Vito 7214
2000s Old World Flutemakers bamboo pocket saxophone, alto
1980s Vito Dazzler, white
1960s? Hallmark, silver throat
1980s? Bundy

LOSSES:
1950s? Artist Special Hard Rubber with Rosewood bell
1950s Joray J.E. Ray Co. Denver-New York wood, not working
1960s Selmer Mazzeo Model, resin
1960s? Olds Ambassador Junior modified conservatory oboe, grenadilla
1920s Siour Chapelain with wrap around register key, wood
2011 Bombard, rosewood
1980s? \"Made in West Germany\", plastic
2000s Opus USA Soprano Saxophone, nickel plated
1920s? William Nuernberger, silver plated, nonworking
2000s Ten-On Chateau, plastic
1979 Vito 7214


as you can see, i\'ve got a whole shop going on...  in fact, I even have business cards!
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2013, 07:11:53 PM »
Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'1224\' dateline=\'1375080491\'

UPDATE:

GAINS:
1920s Godfroy with metal tenon and wrap around register key, wood
2012? LeBlanc Bliss, plastic
2012 Mendini by Cecilio Soprano Saxophone, gold lacquer
1940s? Martin Freres, wood
1920s? William Nuernberger silver plated, not working
1979 Vito 7214
2000s Old World Flutemakers bamboo pocket saxophone, alto
1980s Vito Dazzler, white
1960s? Hallmark, silver throat
1980s? Bundy

LOSSES:
1950s? Artist Special Hard Rubber with Rosewood bell
1950s Joray J.E. Ray Co. Denver-New York wood, not working
1960s Selmer Mazzeo Model, resin
1960s? Olds Ambassador Junior modified conservatory oboe, grenadilla
1920s Siour Chapelain with wrap around register key, wood
2011 Bombard, rosewood
1980s? \"Made in West Germany\", plastic
2000s Opus USA Soprano Saxophone, nickel plated
1920s? William Nuernberger, silver plated, nonworking
2000s Ten-On Chateau, plastic
1979 Vito 7214


Dave, the next time a double reed instrument ends up in the \"LOSSES:\" column - I want a chance at \"GAIN:\" !!!!!
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