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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2016, 12:07:51 PM »
I kind of like the look of the open hole altos, like that Barbier. I have no idea how these play compared to those with the typical plateau arrangement. The pay-off is in an easier instrument to set up and regulate.

It also has that dated manual register mech I'm getting used to on my bass. Looking at the neck and bell;- if not original they look the same vintage at least and the sockets match pretty close. What I can see of the pads looks like old brown leather. My guess is about half or more still seal well. It won't stay at $75. That's pretty much a given on that auction regardless of the lack of low notes. I don't know how serious the lack of low notes is. I think people make a lot of having the latest bells and whistles and if it plays well and in tune, that is probably more important in getting some good music out of it than have a an additional half step at the bottom.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2016, 04:27:53 PM »
My metal Kohlert alto doesn't have the Eb, but I don't think I've ever really needed it.  Well, I play on bari sax music anyways so it wouldn't matter :)
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2016, 11:02:35 PM »
I'm thoroughly impressed by the fact that they even detailed the Eb bis key and the third ring!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clarinet-Buffet-Paper-Weight-/222229731480?hash=item33bdec9898:g:dd8AAOSwawpXvzq0
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #48 on: August 26, 2016, 10:41:54 AM »
Apparently there are a handful of enthusiasts that don't mind a few missing low notes, open holes, and manual double register keys.

The Barbier alto Andy mentioned is up to $177.50 going into the weekend. Name recognition, association with Selmer;- and it's in good condition. Someone will get a nice vintage alto, but this time it's not going to be me.

Being a neophyte to the bass, and still a bit undecided on my soprano preferences, I am still hesitant about which alto I would prefer. I have pretty large hands so open holes is not likely to be a problem. I do love the feel of the plateau keyed 3-star and my mystery bass. Brass players, particularly trumpet players sometimes develop a preference for playing with parade gloves. I like them for trumpet because my fingers don't hang up or get sticky on the buttons and I can move faster with the gloves and the silver plating is protected from my salty skin chemistry. Woodwind players are probably less inclined to parade gloves.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2016, 09:28:31 PM »
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2016, 09:40:03 PM »
Mechanic, Dave,
Simply fantastic.
Now put that thing away, or it'll quickly be out of my league.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2016, 12:25:50 PM »
OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2016, 12:51:32 PM »
Shhh!
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2016, 02:17:29 PM »
What an ominous bid...
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2016, 04:07:19 PM »
It's just a number.  It also seems to deter more bidders. 
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« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2016, 09:12:54 AM »
One of the two of you should have it.  If you're not going to bid on it, though, please do let me know.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2016, 10:00:59 AM »
What's the first rule of Clarinet club?  And the second?
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I've already liquidated my life savings, including my 401K, 403B, and my LMNOP account, and am ready to go all in or bust.  I'M TALKING 6 FIGURES!  Who needs that 1957 Corvette I was saving for? 
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2016, 10:18:13 AM »
One of the two of you should have it.  If you're not going to bid on it, though, please do let me know.
I'm sure whatever your max bid is, is higher than mine... I'll let you know as it gets closer whether or not I'm bailing out of the battle :)
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