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Offline super20dan

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pustopone clarinet
« on: December 25, 2021, 05:13:55 PM »
i have read every post on this board over the past few days and havny seen this brand mentioned. its a german company with roots to basson making but made fantastic clarinets. i am lucky enough to own one and can attest its near the top as the finest i ever played. no need for a pic as it looks like every non discript wood clarinet ever made . no frills or unique keys etc. its simply amazing to play. aas good as any r13 i have played and better than the one i own very little info on the net but there is a wiki https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Püstophon. i would mine on a clearance table at a pawn shop for 10$

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Re: pustopone clarinet
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2021, 08:24:41 AM »
The link needs an edit, it goes to the letter P. I think you need to remove the umlaut from the u
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Re: pustopone clarinet
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2021, 12:50:44 PM »

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Re: pustopone clarinet
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2021, 12:54:56 PM »
i do nt know why this link dosnt work. it works from where i copied it from  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%BCstophon    ok it works now
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Re: pustopone clarinet
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2021, 02:27:24 AM »
i do nt know why this link dosnt work. it works from where i copied it from  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%BCstophon    ok it works now
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Re: pustopone clarinet
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2021, 01:17:19 AM »
Over the past 10 years I've seen just about every brand out there, and I've never heard of this one. It's very likely that it was a stencil of a German or French manufacturer, such as Thibouville.

Even in American, there are literally countless stencils for various shops or pop-up brands that are largely the same product.

$10 for a clarinet is still pretty good no matter what.
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Re: pustopone clarinet
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2021, 04:21:24 PM »
its not a stencil -there is a wiki about this obscure company i left a link. i have had this wonderfull clarinet for close to 30 years but never did anything with it . finally a few years ago some info popped up on the wwodwind .org board . others raved about theirs so i sent mine off for repad. wow was my responce when it returned

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Re: pustopone clarinet
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2022, 04:07:42 PM »
Hello super20dan. Does it play easily at A440? I'm asking because German concert pitch was A444 or sometimes as high as A446 in the mid-twentieth century, which is when Püstophon clarinets were made.

You are correct that it was a brand in its own right. I believe it was made in the factory of Hans Kreul. It was the product of a collaboration between two makers, Püchner (a name more associated with bassoons) and Stowasser. Thus the name: pü + sto + phon. Even Germans find the name somewhat amusing, since "pusten" (without the umlaut) means "to blow" in German.

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Re: pustopone clarinet
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2022, 03:57:55 PM »
yes it plays at a440 and you info on the background is correct