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Offline Windsong

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A treasure trove of musical instrument history!
« on: February 21, 2024, 06:29:22 PM »
For those of you, like me, who are fascinated by different generations of clarinet key systems and in all of the many instruments that have come and gone, I recommend you peruse the Michigan State University's Aurand collection, available online in PDF format.  It is amazing.  Researching the Clinton System got me on its path.

https://www.music.msu.edu/msu-college-of-music-collections

Click on the Aurand Collection on the left, and prepare to be sucked down the Rabbit Hole!
« Last Edit: February 21, 2024, 06:35:47 PM by Windsong »
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Re: A treasure trove of musical instrument history!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2024, 01:15:22 AM »
You gotta be kidding me. A Key of D clarinet? I heard about these, thought they were mythical haha.

The Clinton is a weird system. That double-pad on the low A hole is bizarre. Reminds me of this extraordinary Pruefer I have that has a double pad like that. *Phil reviewed, it, said it was pretty much garbage haha.
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Re: A treasure trove of musical instrument history!
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2024, 04:18:27 PM »
Welcome back, Dave!!!!

I told you that about a Pruefer? Hmm.

I think it would be fun to try that Clinton.


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Re: A treasure trove of musical instrument history!
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2024, 06:11:11 AM »
Phil, it was this one from years back!

https://sites.google.com/clarinetpages.net/clarinetpages/wood/WOOD/prue/pruefer-student-model

I have no idea why this had the weird features like the double hole and the slightly offset register vent. Obviously, things didn't work out or we'd see more than one of these every 10 years...
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Re: A treasure trove of musical instrument history!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2024, 02:28:47 PM »
You gotta be kidding me. A Key of D clarinet? I heard about these, thought they were mythical haha.

The Clinton is a weird system. That double-pad on the low A hole is bizarre. Reminds me of this extraordinary Pruefer I have that has a double pad like that. *Phil reviewed, it, said it was pretty much garbage haha.
There's modern D clarinets, Buffet makes 'em.
If you ain't got 'em, that's why you need 'em...