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Re: Metal Jean Buisson clarinet
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2017, 01:55:53 PM »
Good work Lisa. Going s-l-o-w is the only way for vintage instruments.
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Re: Metal Jean Buisson clarinet
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2017, 02:39:33 PM »
You scored a real treasure there. "France" you say? Well, who could that be?  ???

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Re: Metal Jean Buisson clarinet
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2017, 03:37:34 PM »
You may be right.  Somehow, I can envision them playing German polka music on French metal clarinets, while drinking entire six packs of American beer.  Dunno, just kind of works for me.
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Re: Metal Jean Buisson clarinet
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2017, 04:07:43 PM »
I've been working on Jeanie, and feel that I have done what I can polishing the body, and have moved onto the keys.  I didn't realize how overall tarnished it was, since it was so uniformly nasty.  Anyhow, a pic of the body, and a key partially polished, which really illustrates the huge improvement I'm seeing.  It is a very satisfying process.
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Re: Metal Jean Buisson clarinet
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2021, 08:13:35 AM »
I know it's an old post, but I think these were made by Laube. I had one just like this stenciled Alexandre Paris. There's also a Kleartone Paris Professional version. Also, I had no idea it was a tunable barrel! Mine must have been frozen all the way closed (it looked completely identical)- no wonder it was so sharp with everything pushed in all the way!  Also, I couldn't even get it off the instrument, though I could pull out the barrel slightly.  I had somebody else look at it and we agreed the force required could easily lead to damage.  The center joint was soldered together on mine as well, which wasn't ideal.  It was also very worn and actually bent in an arc when I got it, managed to straighten it out over my knee.  I'd be open to buying another one that wasn't botched and worn out, that's why I always keep my eyes open.   

Anyway, take a look at the instruments in this newsletter, I know they're going to be slightly different, since they aren't Boehm system, but the general construction style looks very, very familiar.

http://www.lacoutureboussey.fr/lcb-mairie/images/musee/pdf/Newsletter44.pdf

When you look closely at these, you know they are VERY old, so the era seems right as well.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2021, 01:44:00 PM by modernicus »
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Re: Metal Jean Buisson clarinet
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2021, 05:27:25 PM »
OK, I found some pics of mine, I guess the barrel was just slightly different, still don't know if it was actually tunable or not.  Strangely enough, for how trashed it was up close, the original mouthpiece was still with it in good shape. 
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