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Author Topic: \"Century\" metal Albert system  (Read 4948 times)

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\"Century\" metal Albert system
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:36:28 PM »
So apparently, some company (probably in China) decided to make a metal Albert system clarinet to fulfill a market niche that didn\'t ever exist to begin with.

Well, makes for an interesting piece...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-metal-clarinet-outift-Bb-key-gold-lacquer-plated-/161408222571?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2594ae056b
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RE: \"Century\" metal Albert system
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 02:15:02 PM »
As a fan of the simple system, I think this clarinet is rather stunning! Added to watch list - thanks for posting this Dave!

 . . . . . very tempted to make an offer.
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RE: \"Century\" metal Albert system
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 07:57:50 PM »
No problem!

Not sure of the quality, but the price is definitely better than metal Alberts typically run for.

Good luck!
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RE: \"Century\" metal Albert system
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 01:49:17 PM »
Clients tell me that there is quite a market for these clarinets in eastern Europe and the Middle East. On several occasions we have been asked to produce similar products by customers in Bulgaria and in Turkey. The US doesn\'t have a strong following and given the American symphonic \"play-list\" it\'s unlikely that western clarinetists will trade their Boehm clari\'s in any time soon. But I do believe there are pockets of potential customers around the states and it looks great!
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RE: \"Century\" metal Albert system
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 02:16:00 PM »
I\'m not sure it\'s even as specific as Eastern Europe - I played with a German band recently, and they were all playing Albert system clarinets. (Though nothing that garish!) How mainstream that is, I don\'t know.

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RE: \"Century\" metal Albert system
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 09:01:16 PM »
Weird!  Good info folks, thanks!

Maybe I should move to Europe to try to sell my Alberts...
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RE: \"Century\" metal Albert system
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 07:33:02 AM »
Well someone snapped it up - wasn\'t me though . . . . . . . Sold for $349.

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So apparently, some company (probably in China) decided to make a metal Albert system clarinet to fulfill a market niche that didn\'t ever exist to begin with.

Well, makes for an interesting piece...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-metal-clarinet-outift-Bb-key-gold-lacquer-plated-/161408222571?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2594ae056b
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RE: \"Century\" metal Albert system
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 11:17:50 AM »
Might have been a good deal, depending on how well it plays.

I know absolutely nothing about the quality of Chinese metal clarinets because they are so rare!
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RE: \"Century\" metal Albert system
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2014, 11:22:16 AM »
Too much for me to gamble :-/

I do still enjoy my old silver plate brass Noblet Boehm system.
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RE: \"Century\" metal Albert system
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 05:47:41 PM »
I play a brass Noblet. It gets lots of attention.