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Offline super20dan

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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2021, 08:15:51 PM »
i ended up with so many Bb,s because i go to pawnshops often. i see them so cheap its hard to pass up. i paid 200 for my r13 as an example

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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #76 on: December 28, 2021, 01:02:40 AM »
$200 for an R13 is an insane deal. Those regularly trade for $1,000+.
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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2023, 04:07:43 PM »
Okay, so I have been away a while.....and have done some work on my collection

•   Selmer Paris Centered Tone Eb         
•   Marigaux RS Symphonie Bb clarinet       
•   Buffet Bb clarinet (R-13)
•   Ridenour Lyrique Hard Rubber Bb clarinet 
•   Couesnon Monopole Conservatoire Bb clarinet  vintage (after 1952 – and before 1960)
•   Buffet A clarinet (R-13)
•   Forte C clarinet 
•   Selmer Paris Series 9 Eb Alto Clarinet
•   Selmer Paris Basset Horn
•   Selmer Paris Bb Bass Clarinet 
•   Kessler Custom Low C Bass Clarinet - 2nd Gen 
•   Selmer Paris Rosewood contra alto clarinet
•   Leblanc Straight Metal Contrabass
•   Couesnon Monopole Conservatoire Tenor Sax
•   Roland A-10 Aerophone

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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2023, 06:04:57 PM »
I've only ever owned one clarinet, a 1989 Vito 7214 which was given to me by a friend in 1989. I do have quite a few saxophones though. I've had far more opportunities on sax over the years than clarinet. If I played more, I suppose I'd have a reason to upgrade. Vito still plays well enough. Can't complain.

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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2023, 03:00:23 PM »
It's not entirely easy to separate personal instruments from historical oddities and repair inventory.

I have six metal ones, and two wood ones that are worth mentioning. Two plastic sopranos that are playable that I plan to keep, and a plastic bass.
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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #80 on: May 18, 2023, 02:48:26 PM »
10. 2 Bb R13 Buffets, 1  A Buffet, 1 C Buffet, 1 Eb Buffet. 1 Selmer student model, One Yamaha
      student model, 1 Penzil Mueller, 1 DuBois, 1 BLUE one....
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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #81 on: May 24, 2023, 05:01:21 AM »
Maybe around 40- 50?

^Albert/Mueller:
-J.T.L 1880s HP Bb

_____________All others Boehm_______________

^Key of C:
-Eugene Thibouville HP, integrated barrel, ~1890
-Eugene Thibouville LP, integrated barrel, ~1890
-Harry Pedler LP hard rubber, 7 rings, alternative crow's foot mechanism, early 1900s
-Edmond Chedeville LP, early 1900s
-"Illegible" Paris LP, late 19th/ early 20th c.
-Kohlert, integrated barrel LP, early 1900s

^Buffet:
-Auguste Buffet jeune Bb LP ~1860s-1884
-Buffet Crampon et Cie A LP, integrated barrel, enhanced Boehm, salt spoon, ~1859-1860s
-Buffet Crampon et Cie Eb LP, salt spoon,~1859-1860s
-(3)Buffet Crampon et Cie Bbs? HP/LP?, BRASS keywork, integrated barrels ~1860s-1880s
-B.C. et Cie Bb LP, unibody 1886
-B.C. et Cie Bb LP 1914
-B.C. et Cie Bb LP ~1860s-1880s (nickel silver keywork)
-B.C. et Cie Bb LP late 1940s
-B.C et Cie A LP 1917
-B.C. et Cie Eb LP integrated barrel, 1906
-B.C. et Cie Bb ~1859-1860s, salt spoon
-Thibouville-Buffet Bb LP 1860s

 ^Others:
-Camille Thibouville Bb LP, 18th/19th c.
-Rampone A LP, unibody, ~1910-1920s
-Martel Freres, Bb/A LP pair, wood/hard rubber, early 1900s
-Thibouville Freres Bb LP early 1900s
-C.G. Conn, A LP, hard rubber 1920s
-C.G. Conn, A HP early 1900s
-M.R. Verney by J. T. L., Bb LP, Bercioux mech. 18th/19th c.
-J.T.L. Bb HP 1880s
-J.T.L. Bb HP 1910s, special keywork/ metal sockets
-La Vesta (stencil) Bb HP (by Kohlert?)
-Theodore Berteling Excelsior, Bb LP, enhanced Boehm early 20th c.
-Frank Holton "Sterling" metal Bb LP, solid sterling silver keys/fittings, early 20th c. (by Bettony?)
-Buescher metal, Bb LP, 1920s-early 1930s?, pre-dates 730/740 numbered series
-Henri Chedeville (stencil) A LP, articulated C#/G# early 20th c.
-Harmony (stencil) A LP, hard rubber, early 20th c.
-O. Neurenberger Bb LP, full Boehm, Germany, mid 20th c. (basket case!)
-King Marigaux Bb LP, mid 20th c.
-Yamaha CS Bb LP, 1990s
-Normandy Bb LP, plastic 1970s?
-(2)Eric Petterson Stockholm Bb LP, mid 20th c. (France origin)
-Evette & Schaeffer Bb LP, integrated barrel, Buffet serial #, early 1900s
-Bonnel A Rennes A LP, integrated barrel (likely by Gautrot or Couesnon), 1860s-1870s?
-Thibouville for F. Espagnet Bb LP early 1900s
-Martin Thibouville Bb LP integrated barrel late 19th/early 20th c.


Will add more as I remember!

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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #82 on: May 25, 2023, 05:17:48 PM »
Okay, so I have been away a while.....and have done some work on my collection

•   Ridenour Lyrique Hard Rubber Bb clarinet 

You have some quality instruments, BL. How does the Lyrique compare?
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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #83 on: June 14, 2023, 12:39:11 PM »
Just won some older clarinets in auction from a music store that went out of business... will report back once I've picked them up! I've gone from one plastic Bundy and a metal clarinet my dad found at auction (needs restored) to... 9 now.  :D  Guess I'm in it!

I did not bid on any Bundys, and one of them is a Normandy. Some plastic, some wood. The auction photos were not great, I'll post better ones once I've got the lot back home.
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Re: How many clarinets do you own?
« Reply #84 on: August 14, 2023, 05:53:42 PM »
I have three Bb sopranos: Ridenour Lyrique 576, Vito 7212, and a Conn Selmer Prelude.

I am an amateur who plays mostly outside so I don't own wood clarinets. It might be nice to have one eventually though.

I also have a Bundy Bb bass clarinet.

I recently got the Vito (American made) to compare with the Prelude (Chinese made). The Prelude is actually pretty good for my purposes, but I can tell the Vito is sturdier. My Ridenour is my good clarinet.