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Offline dimik_p

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Pair of Bb and A Clemens Meinel German system clarinets
« on: January 05, 2022, 11:41:04 AM »
Hello
I am trying to find info regarding the above pair
Like suggested price etc …
Thanks,Dima

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Re: Pair of Bb and A Clemens Meinel German system clarinets
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2022, 08:00:24 PM »
Man, that's pretty cool. Matched Bb/A sets are always worth a lot, almost no matter what.

The German system is a bit unusual in the United States, but I always thought it was neat. I'm not a fan of the rollers down low, but I suppose they have their uses.

It's been a while since I've been very engaged in the market pricing, but I would assume that a premium pair like this, in good playing condition, may fetch in the neighborhood of $1500-2000.
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Re: Pair of Bb and A Clemens Meinel German system clarinets
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2022, 12:17:55 AM »
This does not strike me as German system, but wtfdik.
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Re: Pair of Bb and A Clemens Meinel German system clarinets
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2022, 06:38:11 AM »
It is the so-called "full Boehm" system - A true Boehm system with a variety of additional improvements. Relatively popular among professionals in Europe, less used in US.
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Re: Pair of Bb and A Clemens Meinel German system clarinets
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2022, 09:29:29 AM »
I always figured that true Full Boehms didn't have the rollers down south?
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Re: Pair of Bb and A Clemens Meinel German system clarinets
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2022, 10:19:58 AM »
The sexy rollers are an attempt to make the Boehm monstrosity look more Albert-like ;)

Wiki says they are common on Reform Boehms (which are, essentially, full Boehms with "German" sound and rollers as far as I can tell).

Going by OP's handle, he's likely to be in Eastern Europe, where he might have some strong demand for these.

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Re: Pair of Bb and A Clemens Meinel German system clarinets
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2022, 09:47:49 PM »
Both are correct assessments.  This is a full reform Boehm.
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