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Offline billbonn80

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My Clarinet
« on: February 04, 2021, 12:55:38 PM »
I have a Pedler clarinet that my father bought for me around 1955. S/N on body is N24810. I want to get the clarinet reworked so it is playable again. First, can anyone give me information on this clarinet and is it worth repairing. I'll never get rid of it as it has so much sentimental value but I would consider purchasing one on line to try and play again. Thanks in advance.

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Re: My Clarinet
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2021, 08:11:41 PM »
An old clarinet such as this one won't be "worth" what you pay somebody to fix, but I say who cares, if you're not on a super restricted fixed income or something.  I don't know much about Pedler instruments, some may be good, others not as much.  There are people on the board who know more.  I'm only familiar with early "Harry Pedler" metal clarinets. If it has sentimental value and you'll never sell anyway, all the more reason to go ahead and play it, if you're thinking of taking up the instrument.  If you find you really like playing, and you have the money, you could upgrade later.  I know it's not the kind of sensible advice most people would give, but I don't really care. Have fun and enjoy your life with something enriching, like playing an a piece of history, musical and family!
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Re: My Clarinet
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 05:01:29 PM »
Sounds good advice there modernicus
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Re: My Clarinet - Pedler
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 02:16:17 PM »
Bill - If you can post a photo, some of us will recognize if it was an older design. Most 50s Pedlers aren't so great, but some (I had one) were based on a 1930s "Harry Pedler" design, that was excellent. Pedler fans will know from your photos.
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