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Offline DaveLeBlanc

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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #661 on: February 07, 2024, 02:21:43 AM »
Well, I went ahead and purchased that FB.

It cost me $425 after tax. I suppose this could sell for at least twice as much once I'm done with it. But, probably not going to sell it. I only have one other FB, but it's got a broken bridge key that I never got around to fixing.

Anyways, preliminary examination of the images finds that:
1. It is a pre-1923 model. There is only one post for the two LH pinky keys, and one for the left hand Eb. The case appears to be original (and in spectacular condition), and period-correct.
2. The material is either a very fine-grained, polished wood, or a hard rubber of some sort.
3. The barrel doesn't appear to be original; the mouthpiece is definitely not original
4. I couldn't tell the manufacturer from the photos.

In about 5 months when I get back from this deployment I'll be able to present a detailed analysis of the instrument.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #662 on: February 07, 2024, 12:35:03 PM »
Nice, Dave!
Unibody clarinets are rare enough that even non-players are highly sought after, though largely ignored because the sellers typically have no idea they are special, and do not effectively represent or "sell" their item to the public.  Glad it worked out, and I hope you have an exceptional player there!
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #663 on: February 09, 2024, 12:54:01 AM »
I'm pretty stoked. Now the real question is, will this inspire me to clear out the 45-odd clarinets gathering dust and mold in storage?

The last 4 months stuck on this boat have gotten me daydreaming all the time about things I haven't though about for a while. It's probably been 2 years since I've touched a clarinet, but right now there's nothing else I'd rather do...

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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #664 on: February 11, 2024, 07:14:49 PM »
I hear you, and I'd drop ship one to you if I could!
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #666 on: February 12, 2024, 07:48:33 PM »
That's beautiful.  That early, eh?  Well, if you play solo, the pitch is less relevant, and I often do.  I will say that there is a wide variance in ergonomics among the Alberts.  Some fit me well, while some are dreadful for anyone with anything other than huge hands.
I have never held an Orsi.
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