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Offline DanCiarcia

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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2013, 08:40:10 PM »
Well, I dabble a little! ;)


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wow Dan I never thought I\'d meet anyone with more clarinets than I, but dang!
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #61 on: August 18, 2013, 12:20:29 AM »
Quote from: \'DanCiarcia\' pid=\'1350\' dateline=\'1376781307\'

I believe asking if one can have too many clarinets is akin to asking if one can own too much gold! Few things hold their value as do well built clarinets. In fact, on average, the are appreciable assets.

The clarinet that I\'m looking for is in the attached photo.  Is anyone surprised that it\'s a Martin Freres? :)



Anyway, here\'s my list (although it is a moving target):

1   A Lefavres   ? Model
2   Artley   18S Prelude
3   B&H   2-20
4   B&H   Edgeware
5   B&H   2-20
6   B&H   2-20
7   B&H   Edgeware
8   Berkshire   Italy
9   Bettoney   Cadet/Boston
10   Buffet   Pre-R13
11   Conn   Director
12   Conn   424 Victor
13   G. Leblanc   Professional
14   Gretsch   Pathfinder - Silver
15   H Pedler   3-String-Lyre
16   H Pedler   ? Model
17   Henri Selmer   Series-9
18   Holton   Collegiate - Silver
19   Jean Cartier   14-K
20   Lafayette   Normandy
21   Lamargue   Hard Rubber
22   LeBlanc   1. D-Lyre-3
23   Leblanc   2. D-Lyre-3
24   Leblanc   3. Normandy
25   Leblanc   4. D-Lyre-1
26   Leblanc   5. D-D
27   Leblanc   6. D-D
28   Leblanc   7. D-Lyre-3
29   Leblanc   8. D-D
30   Leblanc   9. Noblet-Diamond
31   Leblanc   10. Normandy Reso
32   Leblanc   11. D-Lyre-3
33   Leblanc   12. N
34   Leblanc   13. N
35   Leblanc   14. N
36   Leblanc   15. D-D
37   Leblanc   16. Noblet-Diamond
38   Leblanc   17. D-D
39   M Busine   Pegasus
40   M Busine   Pegasus
41   M Lacroix   Wooden
42   Malerne   Standard
43   Martin Freres   1. 1740 Deluxe
44   Martin Freres   2. Harmonie
45   Martin Freres   3. LaMonte
46   Martin Freres   4. 1740 Standard
47   Martin Freres   5. LaMonte
48   Martin Freres   6. LaMonte
49   Martin Freres   7. Classic
50   Martin Freres   8. Prototype B-65
51   Martin Freres   9. B-88A
52   Martin Freres   10. Coudet
53   Martin Freres   11. Boxwood & Ivory  5-key
54   Masson   Wooden
55   Pan American   Wood Grain HR
56   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
57   Penzel Mueller   Artist
58   Penzel Mueller   Artist
59   Penzel Mueller   Recording Studio
60   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
61   Rampone   Brevettato
62   S Chapelain   ? Model
63   Selmer   Eb Alto
64   Selmer   103
65   Thibouville   Concert
66   Thibouville   Ecole
67   Wurlitzer   Martin
68   Wurlitzer   Student

WOW !! 68 ! that is something ! i don\'t know how you do it... there\'s no way i could keep up with and manage 68 clarinets.. let alone find the space to store them all.. i\'ve got my hands full with just 18 ...

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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #62 on: August 19, 2013, 09:17:41 PM »
Quote from: \'clarinetcrazie64\' pid=\'1358\' dateline=\'1376810429\'

Quote from: \'DanCiarcia\' pid=\'1350\' dateline=\'1376781307\'

I believe asking if one can have too many clarinets is akin to asking if one can own too much gold! Few things hold their value as do well built clarinets. In fact, on average, the are appreciable assets.

The clarinet that I\'m looking for is in the attached photo.  Is anyone surprised that it\'s a Martin Freres? :)



Anyway, here\'s my list (although it is a moving target):

1   A Lefavres   ? Model
2   Artley   18S Prelude
3   B&H   2-20
4   B&H   Edgeware
5   B&H   2-20
6   B&H   2-20
7   B&H   Edgeware
8   Berkshire   Italy
9   Bettoney   Cadet/Boston
10   Buffet   Pre-R13
11   Conn   Director
12   Conn   424 Victor
13   G. Leblanc   Professional
14   Gretsch   Pathfinder - Silver
15   H Pedler   3-String-Lyre
16   H Pedler   ? Model
17   Henri Selmer   Series-9
18   Holton   Collegiate - Silver
19   Jean Cartier   14-K
20   Lafayette   Normandy
21   Lamargue   Hard Rubber
22   LeBlanc   1. D-Lyre-3
23   Leblanc   2. D-Lyre-3
24   Leblanc   3. Normandy
25   Leblanc   4. D-Lyre-1
26   Leblanc   5. D-D
27   Leblanc   6. D-D
28   Leblanc   7. D-Lyre-3
29   Leblanc   8. D-D
30   Leblanc   9. Noblet-Diamond
31   Leblanc   10. Normandy Reso
32   Leblanc   11. D-Lyre-3
33   Leblanc   12. N
34   Leblanc   13. N
35   Leblanc   14. N
36   Leblanc   15. D-D
37   Leblanc   16. Noblet-Diamond
38   Leblanc   17. D-D
39   M Busine   Pegasus
40   M Busine   Pegasus
41   M Lacroix   Wooden
42   Malerne   Standard
43   Martin Freres   1. 1740 Deluxe
44   Martin Freres   2. Harmonie
45   Martin Freres   3. LaMonte
46   Martin Freres   4. 1740 Standard
47   Martin Freres   5. LaMonte
48   Martin Freres   6. LaMonte
49   Martin Freres   7. Classic
50   Martin Freres   8. Prototype B-65
51   Martin Freres   9. B-88A
52   Martin Freres   10. Coudet
53   Martin Freres   11. Boxwood & Ivory  5-key
54   Masson   Wooden
55   Pan American   Wood Grain HR
56   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
57   Penzel Mueller   Artist
58   Penzel Mueller   Artist
59   Penzel Mueller   Recording Studio
60   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
61   Rampone   Brevettato
62   S Chapelain   ? Model
63   Selmer   Eb Alto
64   Selmer   103
65   Thibouville   Concert
66   Thibouville   Ecole
67   Wurlitzer   Martin
68   Wurlitzer   Student

WOW !! 68 ! that is something ! i don\'t know how you do it... there\'s no way i could keep up with and manage 68 clarinets.. let alone find the space to store them all.. i\'ve got my hands full with just 18 ...

well, now it\'s 17 again.. finally ( after 6 tries ) i sold my Pan American Zyloid ..

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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2013, 03:48:59 PM »
Deletions:
Martin Freres LaMONTE
Selmer CL211
Conn 424N

Additions:
Conn 16 (in memory of Kenny Davern)
SML King Marigaux 355

Finally got the Marigaux, been lusting for it for over a year, and it was worth the wait!  Fantastic feel and tone, intonation virtually right on.  Replaces the Selmer CT as #1 clarinet - now, if I were only a better player...
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2013, 07:13:10 PM »
Been a while, forgot all about this thread!

GAINS:
\"Woodwind\" A Clarinet, plastic
2012 Nuvo Clarineo C clarinet, green and white, plastic
1980s? Selmer Bundy II Alto Saxophone
MoBa barrel
1960s? Artley Piccolo, silver plated
White bass clarinet mouthpiece
1920s? Carl Fischer clarinet, albert system, nonworking
1920s? Henry Gunckel C clarinet, albert system, nonworking, metal rollers
1960s? Martin Freres La Monte, wood, nonworking
1920s Rudolph Wurlitzer clarinet, wood, nonworking
1920s Rudolph Wurlitzer A clarinet, wood, nonworking
2000s LeBlanc Bliss LB320, composite
1960s? Pedler Custombuilt Bass Clarinet, nonworking (returned instantly)
1860s? W. Fischer Worchester, MA Eb clarinet, wood, simple system, LP(!), nonworking
1980s? Buffet Crampon Cooper Scale Flute, silver plated
1960s Evette & Schaeffer Modele Buffet Crampon clarinet, wood, nonworking
1964 Normandy 10 clarinet, wood
1928-1931 Selmer Paris Depose clarinet, grenadilla, articulated
?? \"Linton\" 5K bassoon, nonworking (returned instantly)
1920s Buffet Crampon A clarinet, full plateau system with donut key, unibody, articulated

LOSSES:
Selmer AS300 Alto Saxophone
1950s(?) Martin Freres, grenadilla?
Selmer Bundy Oboe, resonite, silver plated keys
1860s Piccolo, grenadilla
1960s? Selmer Bundy Bassoon, maple?
1980s? Selmer Bundy II Alto Saxophone
1990s? Jupiter SCL-631 clarinet, resonite
1920s? Geo M. Bundy clarinet, wood, articulated
1980s? Bundy clarinet
1970s? Vito Dazzler 7312, ivory
2012 Nuvo Clarineo C clarinet, plastic, green and white
1950s? Conn Db piccolo, silver plated
1960s? Pedler Custombuilt Bass Clarinet, nonworking (returned instantly)
?? Linton 5K bassoon, nonworking (returned instantly)
1960s? Artley piccolo, silver plated
1998 Olde World Flutemakers bamboo alto saxophone, bamboo, Jim Brock


Needless to say I\'m almost completely broke right now!
David Watson of the original The Clarinet Pages
Irvine, California, United States

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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #65 on: November 14, 2013, 09:28:25 PM »
Quote from: \'DaveLeBlanc\' pid=\'1754\' dateline=\'1384398790\'

Been a while, forgot all about this thread!

GAINS:
\"Woodwind\" A Clarinet, plastic
2012 Nuvo Clarineo C clarinet, green and white, plastic
1980s? Selmer Bundy II Alto Saxophone
MoBa barrel
1960s? Artley Piccolo, silver plated
White bass clarinet mouthpiece
1920s? Carl Fischer clarinet, albert system, nonworking
1920s? Henry Gunckel C clarinet, albert system, nonworking, metal rollers
1960s? Martin Freres La Monte, wood, nonworking
1920s Rudolph Wurlitzer clarinet, wood, nonworking
1920s Rudolph Wurlitzer A clarinet, wood, nonworking
2000s LeBlanc Bliss LB320, composite
1960s? Pedler Custombuilt Bass Clarinet, nonworking (returned instantly)
1860s? W. Fischer Worchester, MA Eb clarinet, wood, simple system, LP(!), nonworking
1980s? Buffet Crampon Cooper Scale Flute, silver plated
1960s Evette & Schaeffer Modele Buffet Crampon clarinet, wood, nonworking
1964 Normandy 10 clarinet, wood
1928-1931 Selmer Paris Depose clarinet, grenadilla, articulated
?? \"Linton\" 5K bassoon, nonworking (returned instantly)
1920s Buffet Crampon A clarinet, full plateau system with donut key, unibody, articulated

LOSSES:
Selmer AS300 Alto Saxophone
1950s(?) Martin Freres, grenadilla?
Selmer Bundy Oboe, resonite, silver plated keys
1860s Piccolo, grenadilla
1960s? Selmer Bundy Bassoon, maple?
1980s? Selmer Bundy II Alto Saxophone
1990s? Jupiter SCL-631 clarinet, resonite
1920s? Geo M. Bundy clarinet, wood, articulated
1980s? Bundy clarinet
1970s? Vito Dazzler 7312, ivory
2012 Nuvo Clarineo C clarinet, plastic, green and white
1950s? Conn Db piccolo, silver plated
1960s? Pedler Custombuilt Bass Clarinet, nonworking (returned instantly)
?? Linton 5K bassoon, nonworking (returned instantly)
1960s? Artley piccolo, silver plated
1998 Olde World Flutemakers bamboo alto saxophone, bamboo, Jim Brock


Needless to say I\'m almost completely broke right now!
i noticed something in your collection... what\'s with all the piccolos ??? can you play these piccolos? i\'ve played flute before.. i heard piccolos are more difficult to play than a flute though.. so i\'ve never tried to acquire one..

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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2013, 10:48:32 PM »
clarinetcrazie:
I actually do not play piccolo! (and I\'m pretty horrible at flute as well!).
I find them quite impossible to play, I typically can\'t get even a single note out!!

I\'m not sure why I get these things...  I don\'t really make that much on them.  But I suppose they complete the \"Music Man\" image I kind of have...
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #67 on: November 15, 2013, 11:38:22 PM »
Additions to the collection:
G. Leblanc Model: Classic - what a tone!
G. Leblanc No Model Name - very unique, will show pics once it\'s cleaned up
Martin Freres Paris Lamonte
Martin Freres Company E-34 Soprano Eb - bright & cheerful
Yamaha YCL-250

Subtractions (donated to local schools):
Wurlitzer Martin
Wurlitzer Student

Gone to the \"parts\" Bin:
Boosey & Hawkes Grenadilla Edgeware
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #68 on: November 16, 2013, 02:33:50 PM »
Hey Dan,

is that MF Eb one of the brand new ones?

How is it?  I haven\'t seen a new one yet, I\'m curious if it lives up to the old standards.
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #69 on: November 27, 2013, 07:15:28 AM »
Quote from: \'BLMonopole\' pid=\'246\' dateline=\'1352817135\'

Make a list of your current clarinet inventory and answer the questions:
(1) can you ever have too many?
(2) what one clarinet would you love to find and make room for?


Currently I have:
One boosey 220
One Boosey Emperor!
One Boosey 1010
One early 1920\'s Henri Selmer
One complete early Buffet integrated barrell
One French clarinet with integrated barrel, forgot the name, but supposedly quite sought after?! shall add the name later.
One early F.A.Uebel, this is the supposedly sought after one without the E improvement, but has the Stohr variant of the Oehler mechanics on the lower joint!
And one Noblet artist.

What would I like to find, cheap Buffet Crampon Prestige RC :D
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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #70 on: November 27, 2013, 07:17:31 AM »
Quote from: \'clarinetcrazie64\' pid=\'1364\' dateline=\'1376972261\'

Quote from: \'clarinetcrazie64\' pid=\'1358\' dateline=\'1376810429\'

Quote from: \'DanCiarcia\' pid=\'1350\' dateline=\'1376781307\'

I believe asking if one can have too many clarinets is akin to asking if one can own too much gold! Few things hold their value as do well built clarinets. In fact, on average, the are appreciable assets.

The clarinet that I\'m looking for is in the attached photo.  Is anyone surprised that it\'s a Martin Freres? :)



Anyway, here\'s my list (although it is a moving target):

1   A Lefavres   ? Model
2   Artley   18S Prelude
3   B&H   2-20
4   B&H   Edgeware
5   B&H   2-20
6   B&H   2-20
7   B&H   Edgeware
8   Berkshire   Italy
9   Bettoney   Cadet/Boston
10   Buffet   Pre-R13
11   Conn   Director
12   Conn   424 Victor
13   G. Leblanc   Professional
14   Gretsch   Pathfinder - Silver
15   H Pedler   3-String-Lyre
16   H Pedler   ? Model
17   Henri Selmer   Series-9
18   Holton   Collegiate - Silver
19   Jean Cartier   14-K
20   Lafayette   Normandy
21   Lamargue   Hard Rubber
22   LeBlanc   1. D-Lyre-3
23   Leblanc   2. D-Lyre-3
24   Leblanc   3. Normandy
25   Leblanc   4. D-Lyre-1
26   Leblanc   5. D-D
27   Leblanc   6. D-D
28   Leblanc   7. D-Lyre-3
29   Leblanc   8. D-D
30   Leblanc   9. Noblet-Diamond
31   Leblanc   10. Normandy Reso
32   Leblanc   11. D-Lyre-3
33   Leblanc   12. N
34   Leblanc   13. N
35   Leblanc   14. N
36   Leblanc   15. D-D
37   Leblanc   16. Noblet-Diamond
38   Leblanc   17. D-D
39   M Busine   Pegasus
40   M Busine   Pegasus
41   M Lacroix   Wooden
42   Malerne   Standard
43   Martin Freres   1. 1740 Deluxe
44   Martin Freres   2. Harmonie
45   Martin Freres   3. LaMonte
46   Martin Freres   4. 1740 Standard
47   Martin Freres   5. LaMonte
48   Martin Freres   6. LaMonte
49   Martin Freres   7. Classic
50   Martin Freres   8. Prototype B-65
51   Martin Freres   9. B-88A
52   Martin Freres   10. Coudet
53   Martin Freres   11. Boxwood & Ivory  5-key
54   Masson   Wooden
55   Pan American   Wood Grain HR
56   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
57   Penzel Mueller   Artist
58   Penzel Mueller   Artist
59   Penzel Mueller   Recording Studio
60   Penzel Mueller   Brilliante
61   Rampone   Brevettato
62   S Chapelain   ? Model
63   Selmer   Eb Alto
64   Selmer   103
65   Thibouville   Concert
66   Thibouville   Ecole
67   Wurlitzer   Martin
68   Wurlitzer   Student

WOW !! 68 ! that is something ! i don\'t know how you do it... there\'s no way i could keep up with and manage 68 clarinets.. let alone find the space to store them all.. i\'ve got my hands full with just 18 ...

well, now it\'s 17 again.. finally ( after 6 tries ) i sold my Pan American Zyloid ..


Oh my word.. you got it bad lol! That many is incredible!
MelsVintage

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RE: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #71 on: November 28, 2013, 04:09:49 AM »
Quote from: \'Melsvintage\' pid=\'1810\' dateline=\'1385565328\'

Quote from: \'BLMonopole\' pid=\'246\' dateline=\'1352817135\'

Make a list of your current clarinet inventory and answer the questions:
(1) can you ever have too many?
(2) what one clarinet would you love to find and make room for?


Currently I have:
One boosey 220
One Boosey Emperor!
One Boosey 1010
One early 1920\'s Henri Selmer
One complete early Buffet integrated barrell
One French clarinet with integrated barrel, forgot the name, but supposedly quite sought after?! shall add the name later.
One early F.A.Uebel, this is the supposedly sought after one without the E improvement, but has the Stohr variant of the Oehler mechanics on the lower joint!
And one Noblet artist.

What would I like to find, cheap Buffet Crampon Prestige RC :D

what is the \"integrated barrel\" exactly? is that the same as the, what i call the \"no barrel\" or \"barrel/less\" design? because i have such a Buffet myself... just wondering if ours are the same..

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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #72 on: December 25, 2021, 04:50:59 PM »
i have 17 Bb but 24 total

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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #73 on: December 26, 2021, 03:35:56 AM »
Why would anyone need so many clarinets? One of each size I can understand (like recorders) but having lots of similar instruments seems odd to me.
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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #74 on: December 27, 2021, 04:42:57 PM »
Have 16 Bb's and one A.  But, 13 0f them will be for sale after I go back over my earlier refurbishing work and improve the key action, etc.  I might even try my hand at improving their tonality.  Gotta have something to do at 80 YO. 


I'm keeping my childhood BOOSEY & HAWKES EDGWARE (1949), also a Buffet A from 1888, a PENZEL-MUELLER Artist ca. 1920 and a McIntyre Ecole just because I like the key work.
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