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Offline LarryS

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Vintage clarinet
« on: July 22, 2019, 01:44:57 PM »
Spotted in a general museum today. No info tag for it.

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Re: Vintage clarinet
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 09:13:18 AM »
Probably English.  We were the only ones who thought the Bb to C trill was more important than a usable chalumeau B, C# or Eb.

I've never played one though.  Perhaps you can get a better throat G# with it too.  The best you can do on a 5 key is usually just the speaker key alone.

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Re: Vintage clarinet
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 01:42:00 PM »
Probably English.  We were the only ones who thought the Bb to C trill was more important than a usable chalumeau B, C# or Eb.

I've never played one though.  Perhaps you can get a better throat G# with it too.  The best you can do on a 5 key is usually just the speaker key alone.
Which key is the Bb to C trill key?
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Re: Vintage clarinet
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 10:28:22 PM »
With those square pads probably 1830-1850 or so.

Pretty neat example! I've never gotten a chance to play a boxwood clarinet, though
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Re: Vintage clarinet
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 01:54:39 AM »
Probably English.  We were the only ones who thought the Bb to C trill was more important than a usable chalumeau B, C# or Eb.

I've never played one though.  Perhaps you can get a better throat G# with it too.  The best you can do on a 5 key is usually just the speaker key alone.
Which key is the Bb to C trill key?

The one the upper joint for the RH index finger.

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Re: Vintage clarinet
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 05:51:52 AM »


The one the upper joint for the RH index finger.
Ah this one?
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