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Re: The 'Official' ClarinetPages Vito Reso-Tone thread.
« Reply #60 on: July 31, 2017, 07:12:06 PM »
On a different note as well regarding all these clarinets. Are the bores and/or toneholes machined? or are they just shipped as they come out of the molds?
The bores are as-molded, toneholes are machined. At some point in the mid-60s, the open hole chimneys on the lower joint became pressed-in inserts.

I've compared my Normandy Special and Noblet 45 against an assortment of Normandy Reso-Tones and 1960s Vitos. I don't see the differences you're describing. The only thing of note I see relating to those keys is that for a short time in the early '60s, the E/B touchpiece got noticeably shorter, but reverted back after a few years.
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Re: The 'Official' ClarinetPages Vito Reso-Tone thread.
« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2017, 11:28:33 AM »
Here's a nice newer 7214 if any of you want to join Club Vito!  This one looks clean.

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Kenosha-Wis-USA-Clarinet-E43596-With-Leblanc-Case-41961664.html
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Re: The 'Official' ClarinetPages Vito Reso-Tone thread.
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2017, 04:37:49 PM »
We have 3 clarinets in Mounted Band this year. We will play these.

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« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2017, 05:34:55 PM »
We have 3 clarinets in Mounted Band this year. We will play these.

That is a fine collection of Vitos!  Thanks for posting the pic bbrandha.
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Re: The 'Official' ClarinetPages Vito Reso-Tone thread.
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2017, 05:52:23 PM »
A couple of questions for those of you who know all:

1. I am repadding the lower half of the blue one. Whoever did it before didn't get enough shellac in to touch the pads, so they fell out. Anyway, all of the screws have a red dot on them. I haven't seen this before? Is it just so you can see them if you drop them?
2. The red and blue clarinets came with the original mouthpieces. (The red mouthpiece is awful.) The white mouthpiece is a slightly different color and is a Goldentone. Do you think that is the original? Goldentone was a Sears brand, wasn't it?

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« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2017, 07:20:12 PM »
bbrandha, the red dot may be locktite - if it is, then it may be problematic to ever loosen those screws! I use the blue locktite for mounting optics on certain things to hold zero.

As to why someone would use the red stuff on a clarinet is beyond my comprehension.

Regarding the Goldentone MP, I thinks that's a standard issue Bundy piece.
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« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2017, 10:27:31 PM »
The screws came right out. Of course, with the way the pads were put in, maybe they let the Lock-Tite dry before they put the screws in.

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« Reply #67 on: August 07, 2017, 03:16:25 PM »
The blue clarinet has the number D189 scratched in by hand under some rods. Ideas?

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« Reply #68 on: August 07, 2017, 05:36:25 PM »
The blue clarinet has the number D189 scratched in by hand under some rods. Ideas?

That's odd. Does it correlate with the actual serial number?
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Re: The 'Official' ClarinetPages Vito Reso-Tone thread.
« Reply #69 on: August 07, 2017, 06:55:58 PM »
The blue clarinet has the number D189 scratched in by hand under some rods. Ideas?

That's odd. Does it correlate with the actual serial number?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no in my experience. I believe those are batch marks for the keys. Perhaps there were different keys made for different clarinets and there had to be a way to remember which went where.
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Re: The 'Official' ClarinetPages Vito Reso-Tone thread.
« Reply #70 on: August 07, 2017, 07:39:00 PM »
bbrandha, the red dot may be locktite - if it is, then it may be problematic to ever loosen those screws! I use the blue locktite for mounting optics on certain things to hold zero.

As to why someone would use the red stuff on a clarinet is beyond my comprehension.

Regarding the Goldentone MP, I thinks that's a standard issue Bundy piece.
The red dot probably isn't Loctite as such - the factory applied a material to the threads to keep the pivot screws from working loose and that's probably what the red dot is, unless someone figured out what it is and re-applied it at some point. There's a product called "VC-3 Threadmate" from Vibra-Tite that is similar, but it's pretty thick and I'm not sure it would work well on such small screws.
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« Reply #71 on: August 09, 2017, 10:54:19 PM »
The scratched on number does not match the serial number. There are no numbers on the keys that I can find. I have not taken the top half apart, but I do not see any numbers there other than the serial.

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« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2017, 11:30:14 AM »
The scratched on number does not match the serial number. There are no numbers on the keys that I can find. I have not taken the top half apart, but I do not see any numbers there other than the serial.

Any idea where it came from?  Schools are notorious for carving identifiers into their instruments.  The Saint Louis area has a school district 189.
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« Reply #73 on: August 21, 2017, 09:49:24 PM »
I have no idea where it came from. I doubt it was put on by a school unless the school removed keys in order to mark their horns. I guess they could, but it would be a very devoted band instructor that would  take the time.

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« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2018, 07:28:32 PM »
Here's one I can't explain.  No model number was visible, serial number is 22546.  Check the heavy, faux wood grain, the center ring and the left hand pinky key touches.
The key touches are interesting and I notice that this one appears to have offset trill keys like Buffet and Selmer...not the online design of most vitos.
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