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Clarinet: buffet W.germany, serial number search, e bey
serial number search, e bey, buffet crampon: Thank you for writing. Buffet-Crampon is considered by many (including myself) to be the finest clarinet maker there is. They have factories in France and Germany. In France, the intermediate and professional horns are made. In Germany, the beginning models...

Clarinet: buffett clarinet value?, clarinet teacher, detroit symphony
clarinet teacher, detroit symphony, selmer: Hi Allan, Buffet prior to 1950 made an instrument with a larger bore, from what I understand. Below is a link to a relevant discussion: http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=170831&t=170719 The value of your instrument is probably...

Clarinet: buffett e11, clarinets, buffett
clarinets, buffett, clarinet: Hi Regina, I ve encountered some bad e11 clarinets, and some good ones. Sorry to hear that you bought one that s nto so great. An overhaul (approx. $300) might correct some of the problems, but some problems cannot be fixed. I had a student who played an...

Clarinet: bundy clarinet, bundy clarinet, replacement case
bundy clarinet, replacement case, approximate age: Marta, The clarinet you asked about was manufactured between 1960 and 1968, with the current value, if in good condition (pads, corks, springs, etc) and the case in good condition would be around $350. A total repad WOULD be $95 and an overhaul (pads,...

Clarinet: what to buy, local music store, buffet e11
local music store, buffet e11, master models: Thanks for asking. I would strongly suggest trying to find a Buffet E11. These are higher end intermediate instruments, and would be a big improvement from a B12. Go to a local music store and see if there are any for sale. Make sure you can try it first;...

Clarinet: buying a clarinet, buffet r13, wooden instruments
buffet r13, wooden instruments, extreme temperatures: This seems like an excellent deal, but I would be cautious about the 30 years unless it has been completely overhauled recently. If your son intends to play clarinet simply as a hobby, this should be a fine instrument. However, if your son would like to...

Clarinet: When buying a new clarinet....., school sophmore, malcolm dickinson
school sophmore, malcolm dickinson, music majors: Kristen, I m glad you asked. Here is what I tell all my students. Buffet is very picky about the instruments that they designate as the R-13. (The standard professional model that s used by nearly all college student music majors.) They make the...

Clarinet: C.G. Conn Bass Clarinet Value, bass clarinet, woodwind instruments
bass clarinet, woodwind instruments, newphew: Joseph, With the instrument in good condition and if the case is good also, I d ask $1700 for the instrument. That may even be a small price for an instrument that old and in good condition. A new Bass clarinet would run $400 - $5000, so the price of...

Clarinet: Cabart A Paris (ezyplay), surity, resource material
surity, resource material, ammount: Darren, I m sorry, but my resource material doesn t list that serial number and I haven t heard of ezplay on a clarinet. Probably what you have is an instrument that was flawed at manufacturing and sold to a chain such as Sears. The chain was then free...

Clarinet: Cavalier clarinet, honest evaluations, elkhart indiana
honest evaluations, elkhart indiana, clarinets: First of all, most musical instruments that are older will be worth something as long as they are well taken care of. The number 06801 on it is most likely a serial number. Most clarinets have serial numbers on them for identification purposes. The...

Clarinet: CavalierClarinet, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, serial numbers: Anthony, Cavalier clarinets haven t been made for YEARS. I don t know the age or worth of the instrument. However, if the case is orginal and in good condition, the price is helped. My metal clarinet is worth about $300. It s a Bushcher. Lett me direct...

Clarinet: Choosing a professional Clarinet, clarinet brands, buffet r13
clarinet brands, buffet r13, patricola: Gordon, You ve asked some valid questions, but I think you might be worrying too much. I ll answer the questions, but not in any particular order. Yes, you can try out clarinets. Go to a good music store that has a variety of good clarinets - both...

Clarinet: CLARINET DETERMINING BRAND, picturtes, clarinets
picturtes, clarinets, clarinet: Larry, I don t know what kind of clarinet you have. The serial number 227901 could apply to several different clarinets; however all the ones it coupd apply to were made in the 1920s. My best suggestion would be to see an auctioneer or an attique dealer...

Clarinet: CLARINET PADS & CORK, thick sheet, incu
thick sheet, incu, double face: Francie, I use cork that s about 1/8 ince think. If you get thicker cork, it won t bend and curve easily. It s also good to soak the length of cork you ve cut to fit the tinnon for about 15 minutes before glueing it on. You ll need to sand the cork to...

Clarinet: Clairnet, noblet paris, corks
noblet paris, corks, clarinet: Theresa, In good condition with the pads, corks, and springs good and the case good, the clarinet would be worth upwards of $550 to %600. A repad will cost about $95, so you can either have it done, or neogoaite a price with a buyer. Musically, Gale...

Clarinet: Clalrinet - Middle School, local music store, high school marching band
local music store, high school marching band, wooden instrument: A beginner would probably be best off renting a plastic clarinet from the local music store. After you rent it, take it to a local instrument repairman and ask that it be checked over to be sure it is in proper working order. Once he has been playing for...

Clarinet: Clarinet, concert pitch, major scales
concert pitch, major scales, half steps: Dear Courtney: All you have to do is think UP . If the concert pitch is in C major then take it up one whole step (or if you wish 2 half steps) so...if it s in concert C major go up to C# then to D and there you are. You play that scale in D Major which...

Clarinet: Clarinet, egg shape, piano tuner
egg shape, piano tuner, allexperts: Mark, My resource book doesn t give a before or after to what yave have on the clarinet. Since it says France, I d say it is French made, but I no idea of the age or value. Hopefully one of the other AllExperts can help. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: Clarinet, eb eb, band director
eb eb, band director, help is on the way: Angelique, Don t panic! Help is on the way. I trust you know all the fingerings for these notes. If you don t, see your band director for a clarinet finger chart. Here are the notes for the keys (scales) you asked: C = C D E F G A B C G= G A B...

Clarinet: My Clarinet, noblet paris, home owners insurance
noblet paris, home owners insurance, wood instruments: Kate, If you want to insure your clarinet, you may, but I see no real need. If you are an adult and, you home owners insurance or renters insurance covers the instrument. I used to have mine insured for the replacement cost, but when I found my insurance...

Clarinet: Clarinet, wood clarinet, buffet crampon paris
wood clarinet, buffet crampon paris, ebay: Ida, I have never owned an E-11 and I don t know their value, but you can get a good idea by doing a search of completed items on ebay. Log into ebay with your username, then search for: buffet (E-11,E11) clarinet When the search results come up,...

Clarinet: Clarinet, local music store, band instrument
local music store, band instrument, ebay: Metal clarinets are a dime a dozen - there were many produced during the 1940s, and since they are not considered desirable, so they generally sell for between $40 and $80 depending on condition. You can verify this by going to ebay.com, logging in, doing...

Clarinet: Clarinet in A, eastern european music, flat clarinet
eastern european music, flat clarinet, luck frank: Thank you for writing. When you say Will I have problems switching to B-flat , do you mean playing the A and then playing the B-flat? Or do you mean playing B-flat music on the A clarinet? You really shouldn t have too much trouble switching from the A to...

Clarinet: Clarinet, clarinetists, weird question
clarinetists, weird question, wheter: Hi Pieter, I wish I could tell you that you must quit in order to play the clarinet effectively, but I ve known too many good clarinetists who smoke to do that. It really amazed me to see them smoking. There might be some passages that you ll struggle on...

Clarinet: Clarinet, clarinets, greville
clarinets, greville, good shape: I don t know the age of your instrument but most metal clarinets were made in the 1944-1953 range. I have purchased them for as little as $40 and have seen them sell for as much as $80 on ebay. Hope this is helpful. Sorry I don t have more detailed information...

Clarinet: Clarinet, selmer bundy, beginner stage
selmer bundy, beginner stage, taylor music: Karen, Try 1800USABAND.com or net. It s also the ohone number. It is the former Taylor Music in ND. They sell to individuals as well as companies. What you would pay at a music store is about 40% less at Taylor. I would suggest a Selmer Bundy. It s...

Clarinet: Clarinet, local music store, questionable legality
local music store, questionable legality, clarinet: The serial number should be fairly obvious. If you don t see it after a thorough examination of each section, it s not there for some reason. It could have been scratched off by someone for reasons of questionable legality, or it could have been a manufacturing...

Clarinet: Clarinet, keywork, band director
keywork, band director, clarinet: I m sorry but I don t know how to determine the brand of your clarinet if it has no name on it. My suggestion is to take the instrument to a good woodwind repairman (this may require going to a medium or large city) and get their opinion on it. If they...

Clarinet: Which Clarinet?, clarinet section, dixieland jazz
clarinet section, dixieland jazz, julie julie: Julie, My suggestion to you is to get either a Selmer Series 10 or a Buffet R-11. I have a Buffet R-13, whic is a professional model. The r-11 is a top line student, which is about the same as a low lime professional. The Series 10 would fit into that...

Clarinet: Clarinet, band instrument, elkhart indiana
band instrument, elkhart indiana, selmer: Victoria, An experienced guess would say the clarinet is about 40 years old. Any Selmer is good! You can check with a music store or repairperson who has an Allied Band Instrument Book and you can see by the serial number just about anything you would...

Clarinet: Clarinet for 4th Grader, local music store, selmer bundy
local music store, selmer bundy, rental contract: Robert, Your local music store has a good supply of various brands of clarinets. I would suggest a Selmer. Perhaps a Selmer Bundy. It could be upgraded in a few yeats to a Centerpoint or Series 10. If you get a clarinet from a store, it s on a rental...

Clarinet: Clarinet, georges leblanc, french instrument
georges leblanc, french instrument, noblet: Hi Brennan- From Leblanc s site: Our roots trace back to 1750, to the court of Louis XV, before Mozart was born. Wind instruments were still evolving into the forms we would recognize today when Ets. D. Noblet was founded in France. In 1904, ownership...

Clarinet: Clarinet, evette, band instrument
evette, band instrument, ebay: Karren, I have an Allied Band Instrument Manuel, which gives the age of instruments by serial numbers plus much other info. According to the SS you gave me, the clarinet was made in 1963. The Evette was either plastic or composit (a combination of plastic...

Clarinet: Clarinet, patti patti, antique dealer
patti patti, antique dealer, conne: Patti, It isn t Conne but Conn. I don t know if the clarinet is a colletor or not. An antique is considered 25 years old. You might want to see an antique dealer who works with musical instrument. You could also see a repairperson. Let me know what...

Clarinet: Clarinet, buffet clarinet, corks
buffet clarinet, corks, excellent condition: Paula, Your clarinet was made in 1972. It is a French clarinet, made of wood good wood! If the pads, corks, springs, etc are good and if the case is in good condition, you should ask in the neighborhood of $750. I don t know if it s an R-13 or R-11,...

Clarinet: What Clarinet do I have?, clown band, thumb rest
clown band, thumb rest, time span: Kevin, According to my resource book, the Allied Band Instrument Manuel, your clarinet was manufactured in 1908, which definitely makes it an antique. Mine is about the same age. If you want to keep it, it makes a nice conversation piece and impresses...

Clarinet: Clarinet Age - quality, kenna metal, tone quality
kenna metal, tone quality, elkhart indiana: Hi Keith and Kenna, Metal clarinets were made primarily in the early 1900s and are known for their poor intonation and tone quality. Most often, they are used for lamps (though I hear the lamps are prone to tip over). But if you like it, then your purchase...

Clarinet: Clarinet Alternate Fingering, homeschool mom, band instructor
homeschool mom, band instructor, middle hole: Janna, That s a very uncommon finger progression, but it can be done. Play the Bb with the left hand two top holes and the ring finger on that little key just below the middle hole. Keep that fingering and use the top trill key on the right side of the...

Clarinet: Clarinet advice, aberdeen sd, taylor music
aberdeen sd, taylor music, tight budget: Rosin, B&H clarinets are a thing of the past, but in their day they were very good instruments. According to my resource, the instrument in question, with the serial number of 41382 was manufactured sometime between September 1946 and June 1950. Accurate...

Clarinet: Clarinet Bb metal the cunty-bettoney, cunty, cundy
cunty, cundy, ftime: Matthieu, Your Elglish is fine! According to my resource book, the clarinet you have was made between 1935 and 1942. I can t get the exact date since the serial numbers are for segmentso ftime. You do have a good make of clarinet, however metal clarinets...

Clarinet: Clarinet Boosey & Co., fine instruments, clarinets
fine instruments, clarinets, clarinet: Hello! Your clarinet was made in early to mid 1914. It should most likely be made from grenadilla wood. If the wood is black and very heavy then you know that you have grenadilla. Most professional quality clarinets are made with this wood. Some clarinets...

Clarinet: Clarinet brand, finger hole, band instrument
finger hole, band instrument, schilke: Steve, I ve checked my resource book: the Allied Band Instrument Manuel. There is no serial number for any instrument beginning with an H. The 30178 tells me it was made, if a Schilke, between 1980 and 1982. Again, as I told the other person, it...

Clarinet: What Clarinet to buy, master model, clarinets
master model, clarinets, selmer: Sorry but I m not familiar with the Selmer Omega. In general you can be sure of getting a better deal if you buy a good quality used instrument instead of a brand new one. I am partial to the Evette Master Model clarinets which are made of wood, good...

Clarinet: Clarinet Chromatic Fingering Chart, c clarinet, fingering chart
c clarinet, fingering chart, flat clarinet: Hi! Are you comparing the clarinet to the notes on a piano? Because the clarinet is in the key of Bb, the notes will sound 1 whole step (2 half steps) below the same note on the piano. But that would make your f sound like an Eb on the piano, not an E....

Clarinet: Clarinet choice, buffet e11, buffet e13
buffet e11, buffet e13, buffet r13: Linda, In your question you mentioned an intermediate E11 and a Buffet E11. If you meant a Buffet R13, I d say get the R13. Otherwise, check into a Selmer Series 10 or Centerpoint. They would all be about the same price range. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: Clarinet with closed holes, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, saxophone: Hello Darcy, No, B-flat clarinets do not come with closed holes like those of a saxophone. This is because when you get into the high notes of the clarinet above the staff, there is a technique that is done where some of the holes can be shaded to...

Clarinet: Clarinet Fingerings, clarinet fingering chart, clarinet fingerings
clarinet fingering chart, clarinet fingerings, google search: Yes, there are many different fingerings for high notes. Buy any clarinet book such as the Klose, Lazarus, or Baermann method, and you will find very good fingering chart inside. Or do a Google search for clarinet fingering chart and you will find...

Clarinet: Clarinet fingering issue, festival experience, space c
festival experience, space c, ring finger: Rich, I ve had children with small hands, deformed hands, etc., too. One thing you might do - if you can locate one: get a plataeu clarinet. This is one that has the rings covered. This way, whereever the finger falls it covers the whole. Another...

Clarinet: Clarinet help, clarinet teachers, local music store
clarinet teachers, local music store, boosey hawkes: First of all, you need to learn the proper assembly and embochoure of the instrument. If you can t find any teachers, go to the local music store and ask them about one they recommend. Most likely, someone there will be able to show you how to get sound out...

Clarinet: Clarinet history, clarinet history, wood clarinet
clarinet history, wood clarinet, antique instrument: Sharon, The best my resource book says (and this is only a guess, since I ve never heard of a Symphone Supreme) is that it could be a Yourk made in 1913 or 1914. If this is the case, you have a true antique instrument. That does change the value. A used...

Clarinet: Clarinet ID?, school music program, paint palette
school music program, paint palette, ballpark figure: Tracy, I m not familiar with Rembrant clarinets. The mouthpiece, however, is OK. You very well may have a flawed instrument that was sold to a chain store such as Sears. The chain store is then free to put whatever name and serial number it wishes. ...

Clarinet: Clarinet info, clarinet info, same time period
clarinet info, same time period, best guess: Dell, My resource doesn t list a Martin with that serial number, but my best guess is that it was manufactured between 1915 and 1920. Check with an auctioneer who has dealt with musical instrument or with an antique dealer. I went on line to try to find...

Clarinet: Clarinet Minor Scales, minor scales, key signature
minor scales, key signature, scale degree: Ask your teacher if he/she means natural, harmonic or melodic minor. The natural has no changed accidentals (c minor has 3 flats in the key signature, like Eb major). The harmonic raises the 7th scale degree - Bb to B natural in C minor. The melodic raises...

Clarinet: Clarinet Model, buffet clarinet, professional model
buffet clarinet, professional model, clarinets: James, Buffet is the best clarinet made. The price you quoted is probably for the R-13, which is a professional model. I still thin that s a bit high for the instrument. I had a student a few years ago who got a used R-13 for just under $800. Muically,...

Clarinet: Clarinet Mouthpiece, clarinet mouthpiece, vandoren reed
clarinet mouthpiece, vandoren reed, plastic mouthpieces: Janna, You got good advice - the cheap plastic mouthpieces that are shipped with a new instrument are usually of poor quality. Why are you having difficulty on the Selmer mouthpiece? Either because it is not the right mouthpiece for you, or because you...

Clarinet: Clarinet makes funny sounds, clarinet teacher, clarinet lessons
clarinet teacher, clarinet lessons, malcolm dickinson: Ariel, You definitely need to take some clarinet lessons to address this problem. Ask your band director to recommend a good clarinet teacher, then call the teacher and sign up for a series of 8 lessons. You will be amazed how much better you get during...

Clarinet: Clarinet make/model, nickel silver, grenadilla wood
nickel silver, grenadilla wood, replacement case: Christopher, With that little of information I can t help you very much. By your description, you probably have a pretty good clarinet, made perhaps in the 1950s or 1960s. In good playing condition, with the replacement case, the value should be around...

Clarinet: Clarinet mouthpieces, embouchere and orthodonture., clarinet mouthpieces, local music store
clarinet mouthpieces, local music store, clarinet lessons: Hi Penina, The Hit mouthpiece should work well for now. Mouthpieces can make a big difference, so it s a good idea to go to your local music store and try some others ones out. Try Vandoren B45 whatever other models they recommend at the store. I like Pyne...

Clarinet: Clarinet - older, sheboygan falls, antiques stores
sheboygan falls, antiques stores, sax player: Hi Gareth, It just depends. Buffets are notoriously inconsistent, so you definitely want to try the instrument before you buy it. Bring a tuner with you and note how much effort it takes to bring the instrument in tune with itself. If you can find an R13...

Clarinet: Clarinet Pad Replacement, aberdeen sd, pad replacement
aberdeen sd, pad replacement, taylor music: Sunny, I m real sorry to tell you this, but a clarinet for $325 is not much of an instrument. New clarinet (brandname) begin at about $750. Used clarinets can be as little as $325, but you get what you pay for. A used clarinet in good condition with...

Clarinet: Clarinet Pricing, local music store, necessary repairs
local music store, necessary repairs, corks: Generally a clarinet will need to be repadded only about once every 20 years. A complete repad costs about $200 - $250. More likely is that it might just need a couple pads or corks. They don t wear out very quickly, so if the instrument has not been played...

Clarinet: Clarinet Problems, clarinet teacher, local music store
clarinet teacher, local music store, repair person: Hi Jessica, It might be that condensation (aka spit or water ) is interfering with the mechanism of your clarinet after playing on it for awhile. It also could be that you are tiring out on the high notes (which shouldn t happen if you are playing them...

Clarinet: Clarinet Purchase, clarinet player, model instrument
clarinet player, model instrument, 11yr: Janet, Thank you for asking this question. The clarinet that is on sale for $1200 may be a great instrument and it may be a good deal if it is a professional model instrument. However, I would not really recommend investing in an instrument of that...

Clarinet: Clarinet parts and questions, wooden instrument, register key
wooden instrument, register key, k series: Art, A place to get parts for instruments in Allied Supply Corporation in Elkhart, WI. You can type in Getzen Company History in your search engine and go to their website. The instrument you re questioning is probably a flawed instrument made by a...

Clarinet: Clarinet price, wood clarinet, keywork
wood clarinet, keywork, student model: Hi- If it s in fair condition, then you might be able to sell it for $350, $450 at the most (based on the current market). I would not pay more than $100 for it, because clarinets deteriorate with age (the intonation becomes more troublesome unless the...

Clarinet: Clarinet purchase, selmer cl300, evelle
selmer cl300, evelle, student model: Caan, Both the B12 and the Evelle are good instuments. I would recomend the B12, but the one that playes the best for your son is the one you should look into. If you live close to a music store, have you son try out both instruments. Have him use...

Clarinet: Clarinet Questions, henri selmer paris, pinky finger
henri selmer paris, pinky finger, paris series: The only care you need to do is to use a swab to wipe the water out of the clarinet after each time you play it. While the clarinet is still all together, remove the mouthpiece. Wipe the mouthpiece out by putting your pinky finger into your swab and poking...

Clarinet: Clarinet Reeds, clarinet reeds, fibers
clarinet reeds, fibers, reed: Hi Cynthia, I like to have at least 4 in a rotation, with some older and some newer, and all playable. As soon as a reed loses response and life, it goes out of the rotation. I also find it helpful to break in the reeds at first - I only play on a reed...

Clarinet: Clarinet reeds, mitchell lurie, clarinet reeds
mitchell lurie, clarinet reeds, rico reeds: There are several things to look at when buying reeds. First of all, they are numbered according to strength. The higher the number, the stronger the reed. Most beginner players begin on a strength 2 reed and soon advance to 2 1/2. Most experienced...

Clarinet: Clarinet refurbishment, resource pointers, poor shape
resource pointers, poor shape, hobby interest: David, Replacement parts for all instruments can be purchased at Allied Supply Corporation. The address is: PO Box 288 Elkhorn, WI 53121 1-800-558-3226 (ordering only) 414-723-5455 (information) Fax: 414-723-2051 Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: Clarinet - repair old vs. buy new, bundy clarinet, local music store
bundy clarinet, local music store, clarinet repair: Before spending too much on a clarinet of that age and material, I would search the Internet for a used instrument. Perhaps an old Normany, or an instrument a student no longer uses. You just might find something out there on the sites. Type clarinets for...

Clarinet: Clarinet scales, clarinet scales, sharps
clarinet scales, sharps, flar: Angela, Scales are as follows C = no sharps or flats C D E F G A B C F = 1 flar (Bb) F G A Bb C D E F Bb = 2 flats (Bb & Eb) Bb C D Eb F G A Bb Eb = 3 flats (Bb Eb Ab) Eb F G A Bb C D Eb Ab = 4 flats (Bb Eb Ab Db) Ab Bb C D Eb F G Ab Db = 5...

Clarinet: Clarinet serial number information, bundy clarinet, sears
bundy clarinet, sears, age thanks: Thomas, My resource doesn t show that number is any brand. It s possible that it s a off brand clarinet in a used Bundy case. Or, it could be a brand name instrument with a flaw of some kind. The manufactuerer sold the instrument to a chain store such...

Clarinet: Clarinet smells bad, local music store, wood clarinet
local music store, wood clarinet, bass clarinet: From my personal experience, I have found that the smell of my mouth ends up being the smell of my clarinet. Make sure that she brushes her teeth 2 times a day, flosses regularly, and, if the problem persists, you might want to think about mouthwash. However,...

Clarinet: Clarinet Technique: Mouthpiece, upper incisors, facial muscles
upper incisors, facial muscles, bad habit: Hi James- Yes, I do love the clarinet. But sometimes I love it less... Overall, though, my appreciation for the instrument grows over time. Good question. It is standard practice to place the teeth on the top of the mouthpiece. Mouthpiece patches are...

Clarinet: Clarinet Transposition, soprano clarinet, clarine
soprano clarinet, clarine, space c: If a flute plays a top line F, the clarine would play a G above the staff. If the flute plays a third line Bb, the clarinet would play a third space C. We re talking abou the Bb soprano clarinet. The clarinet plays one full step above the flute. Musically,...

Clarinet: Clarinet & using the register key, left index finger, thumb key
left index finger, thumb key, hand fingers: Steve- Good for you for already attempting to go over the break. The problem that you describe is the #1 problem for beginning clarinetists. One thing to think about is a home position for your fingers. You want to keep your fingers as close to the home...

Clarinet: Clarinet Value, normandy france, oval body
normandy france, oval body, triangle square: John, Your clarinet is made up of several different clarinets. Since most parts are Normandy, the bore is probably good and the pieces match OK. The serial number 2369B indicates that part was manufactured around 1969. I m not familiar with Nobelli....

Clarinet: Clarinet Value, music instrument dealer, boosey and hawkes
music instrument dealer, boosey and hawkes, reed instruments: serial, My resource book has a serial number of 396747 as a brass instrument made in 1960. Reed instruments have only five digits. If yours has the six digits, I d suggest you see a music instrument dealer, or perhaps, ask another AllExpert. Sorry...

Clarinet: Clarinet Value, selmer paris, silver keys
selmer paris, silver keys, corks: Karen, A used Series 10 will sell retail for about $750 to $800 in good playing condition. New corks will cost about $5 a piece, so $20 sould do it. Pads will cost about $95. The case needs to be good also; if a replacement is needed, a used one will...

Clarinet: Clarinet Value, band director, crampton
band director, crampton, corks: Steph, Your clarinet was manufactured, probably, in 1963, according to my resource book. If the case is good AND if the pads, springs, and corks are good, the instrument should bring around $350 - $400. Depending on where you live, it could be more. ...

Clarinet: Clarinet value, local music store, serial number list
local music store, serial number list, decent shape: Thanks for writing. The Yamaha YCL-24N and YCL-24II were plastic student clarinets manufactured between the early 70s and the mid-80s. Unfortunately, I have no Yamaha serial number list and therefore cannot provide information regarding its exact manufacturing...

Clarinet: Clarinet value, finger hole, jobber price
finger hole, jobber price, instrument manufacturers: Megan, I may or may not have news for you. Either way, I ve covered myself!!! Seriously, with the name Alexandre Paris and the serial number, my resource book shows a Buffet made in 1958, a Conn made in 1905, a Holton made in 1908, and a King made between...

Clarinet: Clarinet, southbend indiana, buffet clarinet
southbend indiana, buffet clarinet, phantom of the opera: Dear Meg: Thanks for writing to me. yes I think I can offer some advice for you. I teach lots of students when I am not on tour and since I am a Buffet Clarinet Clinician I can feel confident in suggesting that you try the buffet E-11. I don t know where...

Clarinet: Clarinets, clarinet player, giving me a hard time
clarinet player, giving me a hard time, buffet evette: Jean, I would have returned the clarinet, too. Yes, there is a difference, but probably only an experienced clarinet player would know it. The bore is a bit different in the two. One isn t necessarily better than the other, the bore is just different....

Clarinet: Clarinets, master model, tone hole
master model, tone hole, franchesca: Hi Franchesca, Malcolm, another clarinet expert on this site, answered a similar question. I have pasted his answer below. -Rebecca That s great that you have located an Evette Master Model in good condition. I typically pay $200 or more for a Master...

Clarinet: Cleaning, wood clarinet, soapy taste
wood clarinet, soapy taste, jewelry store: Laura, To clean the keys on your clarinet, use a polishing cloth. You can get one at a music store or a jewelry store. For the barrel, get a baby bottle nipple brush and use a mile detergent and brush out the inside of the barrel. Make sure you rinse...

Clarinet: Cleaning, silver keys, keywork
silver keys, keywork, nats: Dear ?, Silver keys tend to get milk colored even when being played regularily. However, keeping the case closed hurries the process. You might try getting a non-abrasive cleaner from a music store, or even taking the clarinet to a repair shop. I would...

Clarinet: Closed Hole Clarinet, saxophone players, normandy france
saxophone players, normandy france, jyst: James, Closed hole clarinets are harfd to come by. They are primarily for saxophone players who have difficulty covering the holes. A Normandy clarinet is a good instrument. I d say the clarinet is probably 25 -30 years old. There sould be a serial...

Clarinet: Closed Hole Clarinet, leblanc clarinet, clarient
leblanc clarinet, clarient, accurate price: Mike, You didn t give any particulars about your clarient, so I ll speak in generalities. I, too, have a Normandy, but not a closed hole. Mine is about 25 years old. They are no longer made, which can make them more valuable. Being a closed hole increases...

Clarinet: Closed hole Clarinet, sax players, index finder
sax players, index finder, ebay: Jason, I haven t seen a closed hole clarinet in years, but there may still be some floating around. Check with your local music dealer, or go on-line to eBay or clarinets.com. Closed hole clarinets were for sax players who didn t have good finger control...

Clarinet: Comparison between a yamaha custom YCL CSGH and a Buffet R13, professional instrument, shiffrin
professional instrument, shiffrin, four instruments: Sorry, I haven t heard of the YCL CSGH. I do know that Yamaha s top of the line instruments are very good, probably as good as, though slightly different from, a Buffet. When I took lessons from Shifrin he was using a Buffet, but that was 15 years ago....

Clarinet: Concert scales to Major Scales, major scales, bass clef
major scales, bass clef, minor scales: Anna, Concert key is the key that the flute, oboe, piano, bass clef instruments, etc are in. Let s call it C. A Bb instrument is picthed one full step below C, so to play the right scale, the player would have to play a scal one full step above C. So,...

Clarinet: Contrabass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, bass clarinet
contrabass clarinet, bass clarinet, instrument closet: Adam, The contrabass clarinet is a lower pitched instrument than the bass clarinet. The bass clarinet usually doubles the tuba an octave higher or will double the 3rd teombone or baritone. The contrabass clarinet will double the tuba at the same pitch....

Clarinet: Covered hole clarinet, tenor sax, american conservatory
tenor sax, american conservatory, classical school: Edward, You re talking about a plateau clarinet - the holes covered. I haven t seen one for many year now. While teaching in Illinois back in the 70 s I was able to locate them. I suggest you try google and see if there is ne somplace in cyberspace....

Clarinet: Cundy Bettoney Clarinet, antique instrument, band instrument
antique instrument, band instrument, approximate value: Rachel, Your clarinet might be worth more to you than to anyone else. It is, however a metal clarinet, which brings the balue up. It was probably made in the 1920s or 1930s. It is a student line clarinet. If in very good condition with a case in good condition...

Clarinet: Cundy-Bettoney silver clarinet Martin mouthpiece OLD, martin france, decent condition
martin france, decent condition, old silver: Rebecca, What you ve told me is pretty much what I would be telling you. I would estimate the clarinet to be manufactured around 1915. The Cundy-Bettoney company no longer exists. However, parts can still be gotten at Allied Music Supply out of Elkhardt,...

Clarinet: cavalier clarinet information, first instruments, ebay
first instruments, ebay, clarinet: Anthony, I don t know a lot about how to value a clarinet, but I do know that with a serial number of 55, it was probably among the first instruments made by that company. I think what I would do is take it to a music store or to a couple of music stores...

Clarinet: choice of a clairnet, clairnets, inexpensive model
clairnets, inexpensive model, guideance: Mike, You ve asked several questions; hopefully I ll answer them all as best I can. Don t get a clarinet with extra keys . The more holes in the clarinet, the better the chance of being out of tune. I would suggest you get a good used clarinet...

Clarinet: chromatic scale, chromatic scale, metronome
chromatic scale, metronome, good luck: In my opinion it does not matter where in the chromatic scale you take a breath. If you are doing the scale fast enough to play at a competition, then you probably will not require a breath; you will be able to play from the lowest note to the highest...

Clarinet: chromatic scale, clarinet study, chromatic scale
clarinet study, chromatic scale, octaves: Hi Joy- Here s a good chart: http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Study/FingeringCharts/bbfinger.html Use the first choice fingering except in the following cases (same fingerings descending as ascending, but think of the notes as sharps going up and...

Clarinet: clainet value, vito clarinet, e mail
vito clarinet, e mail, band director: Robin, If the clarinet is in good playing condition and the pads, corks, and springs good AND the case is OK, the value of the instrument should be around $45- to $500 starting price. Depending on where you live it could be a little bit more or a little...

Clarinet: clarient, local music store, clarinet lessons
local music store, clarinet lessons, buffet r13: Hi Michelle, I do recommend the cheapest beginner instrument you can find to try it out - you can find a new clarinet for under $100 at amazon.com Or you can rent one at a local music store. But if money is no object (and I had a student once who...

Clarinet: my clarinet, henri selmer paris, rubber mouthpiece
henri selmer paris, rubber mouthpiece, having such a hard time: Liz, You do overwhelm a person with questions, but maybe I can answer some. I don t know the bore size. A repairperson can help you there. A Signet Special is the top line student model. The Series 10 is the pro model - you have a good instrument....

Clarinet: clarinet, playing the trumpet, bingeing
playing the trumpet, bingeing, clarinet: Kelsey, Your question: I have playing the trumpet since the bingeing of school. I was wondering can show me the first 5 notes? Please be more specific. I don t understand your question. Do you want the 1st five notes for clarinet, which are G, F,...

Clarinet: clarinet, music instrument dealer, thumb rest
music instrument dealer, thumb rest, ebay: Kim, As I said earlier, my resource book doesn t give me any information about your clarinet. Other people might have more resource, however. My suggestion is that you take the horn to a music instrument dealer or a repairperson and let him or her...

Clarinet: clarinet, clarinet repair, evette
clarinet repair, evette, intermediate model: Evette & Schaeffer clarinets are an intermediate model of clarinet made by Buffet Crampon. There are a few minor differences between the Evette & Schaeffer intermediate model clarinet, the Evette Master Model intermediate model clarinet, and the Buffet...

Clarinet: clarinet, brittle sound, ebay
brittle sound, ebay, metal silver: Hi JR- I believe old metal clarinets are primarily used as lamps today, when used at all. But I did see one listed on ebay that currently has bids over $100, so you never know. That one was in good condition, though. I doubt that it s worth the effort to...

Clarinet: clarinet, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, sirs: I m sorry but I m not familiar with the Cavalier brand. In general if an intermediate clarinet is made of wood, and of good quality, then it will be worth in the $300 - $500 range when repadded. However repadding can cost around $200 - $250, so you may...

Clarinet: Which clarinet?, intermediate model, amateur player
intermediate model, amateur player, master model: I read through the clarinuts.com web site in detail. The person who wrote it has a great knowledge of all different models of intermediate clarinets. I agree with everything stated there, except that I have no personal experience with Selmer USA clarinets,...

Clarinet: clarinet, eb eb, clarinet scales
eb eb, clarinet scales, concert key: Amanda, You can get a Rubank Elementary Method Book. It costs $5.95. In the back are al the scales and there is also a finger chart in the book. You even learn alternate fingerings. I ll write he scales out for you, but any alternate fingerings will...

Clarinet: clarinet?, paris grand prix, thumb rest
paris grand prix, thumb rest, exact age: Graham, Ebony refers to the kind of material the clarinet is made of. Martin is a brand of instrument. I don t know what the Fres means. Paris Grand-Prix means it was manufactured in France. Without the serial number (located just above the thumb...

Clarinet: clarinet, band instrument, boosey
band instrument, boosey, clarinet: Todd, You need to go to a repairperson or to a music store and ask if they have an Allied band Instrument Book. That book will have every instrument every made listed by serial number - it will be able to tell you how old the instrument is. Hope this...

Clarinet: clarinet, artley clarinet, wood clarinet
artley clarinet, wood clarinet, wood instruments: Elizabeth, The Artley clarinet is a composite instrument, meaning is s made of a mixture of both wood and plastic. It it a top line student clarinet. The way to tell between plastic and wood is that plastic has a plastic shine and the wood instruments...

Clarinet: clarinet, musical instrument dealer, woodwind instruments
musical instrument dealer, woodwind instruments, reed instruments: Asri, B&H made very good clarinets, but the serial number you gave me was for a brass instrument made in 1957. Woodwind instruments have a five digit serial number. You might check with a musical instrument dealer or with a repairperson. If that isn...

Clarinet: clarinet, simple melody, music field
simple melody, music field, wood wind: Andy, I don t know of any place on line where you can learn what you want. You might try a Zajacuca (my spelling is bad - it s the same compmany the motorcycle is named after). This program teaches all instrument by year. Musically, Gale mac...

Clarinet: clarinet, buffet crampon paris, serail number
buffet crampon paris, serail number, clarinet: Hi Tammy, If that is the correct number, than the clarinet is from 1929. Buffets improved remarkably after 1960, but even those ones don t improve with age. Clarinets become more difficult to play in tune over time because the inside shape changes. A new...

Clarinet: clarinet, beginner band, band director
beginner band, band director, clarinets: Meghan, A good place to start in selling your clarinets is with your local band director. he or she will soon be starting a beginner band, and there are no doubt parents who would be interested in buying a used clarinet. For both instruments, a good starting...

Clarinet: clarinet, left index finger, special memory
left index finger, special memory, memory devices: Hi Alexia, Sorry, I don t know of any special memory devices. But the fingerings do correspond somewhat to the notes in the register below, without the left index finger, of course (high C# to the E below, high D to the F below, high Eb to the F# below,...

Clarinet: clarinet, woodwind and brasswind, frank dobson
woodwind and brasswind, frank dobson, luck frank: An excellent clarinet is the Buffet B12. It is a student model of made of plastic manufactured by the excellent brand Buffet. It is made in France and should last your son for at least 2 or 3 years, depending on how quickly he progresses in music. Plastic...

Clarinet: clarinet, selmer clarinet, local music store
selmer clarinet, local music store, selmer cl300: I hope my currency exchange is correct! 130 pounds seems like an excellent deal. Selmer cl300 clarinets, made in the USA, are student instruments made of plastic and nickel plated keys. It should be a decent instrument if you are a beginning player, but you...

Clarinet: clarinet, local music store, bottom teeth
local music store, bottom teeth, open holes: The bridge keys should be overlapping, so that the top bridge key is over the bottom. When you press down the lower two loop keys on the top joint (I don t have a clarinet in my hands, so I think thats right...), the loops on the bottom joint should go down...

Clarinet: clarinet, leblanc clarinet, local school district
leblanc clarinet, local school district, band teachers: Try posting a note on the music store bulletin board, or put an ad in the newspaper. Also, there are plenty of web sites out there devoted to the sale of musical instruments. Bandusa.com (I think) will buy musical instruments for resale later. I personally...

Clarinet: clarinet, best guess, music dealer
best guess, music dealer, band instrument: K, Not knowing the age or condition or the shape of the case, I can only guess. My best guess wold be about $500 tops. A Buffet of any kind is worth more than other instruments. Again, see a music dealer or repairperson who has an Allied Band Instrument...

Clarinet: clarinet, selmer bundy, 6th grader
selmer bundy, 6th grader, ammount: Judith, I wouldn t want to buy an instrument for that ammount of money for a 6th grader period. I don t have a problem with purchasing on-line if you know what you re looking for or if you trust the seller. Why don t you get a used instrument, such...

Clarinet: what is my clarinet?, vandoren mouthpiece, band instrument
vandoren mouthpiece, band instrument, clarinet: Darrah, You re sort of right. I don t know much about the nae, other than it was around when I was a boy back in the 50s. The VanDoren mouthpiece has been around even longer than that. Let me suggest you contact a music store or an instument repairperson....

Clarinet: clarinet, fine instruments, clarinets
fine instruments, clarinets, hard case: Adri, The Normandy clarinets were fine instruments. I had one, too. I would start asking about $300. If no one bites, go down to $275. You have an older clarinet. Refurbished clarinets will sell for close to $500. Hope this helps. Musically,...

Clarinet: clarinet, types of clarinets, wood clarinet
types of clarinets, wood clarinet, master model: The Master Model has the words MASTER MODEL stamped immediately underneath the EVETTE logo on the top front of the upper joint. If it is not a master model, that doesn t mean it s not a good instrument. The next step would be to determine whether it...

Clarinet: clarinet, clarinet, kelsey
clarinet, kelsey, good luck: Hi kelsey, Read through my answers to past questions (see the link below), and you will find out all you need to know. Well, maybe not all, but a lot to start out. See the chromatic scale question for the first 5 notes. Good luck and keep me posted!...

Clarinet: clarinet advice, selmer clarinets, intermediate model
selmer clarinets, intermediate model, ebay: I am not familiar with the Selmer clarinets. If you are a very advanced high school player (all-state level) or a college music major, then I would recommend the Buffet R-13. (You can get these used or new - what s important is that you have the chance to...

Clarinet: clarinet advice, buffet r13, selmer
buffet r13, selmer, signet: Mark, The Selmer is the best made US instrument, but it doesn t compare to to the Buffet R13. I have am R13 and have had the signet. To me there is no comparison. I would suggest a Selmer HS* mouthpiece for either instrument, however. Musically,...

Clarinet: clarinet age and value, music instrument dealer, bundy clarinet
music instrument dealer, bundy clarinet, individual instruments: Misty, According to my resource, your clarinet was made between 1945 and 1960. I realize that s a long span, but Selmer, which made Bundys, didn t keep real good records for individual instruments. They did it by model. The Resonite with your number...

Clarinet: clarinet/ bass clarinet reeds, clarinet reed, local music store
clarinet reed, local music store, clarinet reeds: Hey, Hannah! There are differences between the clarinet and the bass clarinet reeds. There are also differences between different brands of reeds. The best way to figure out what is right for you is to go to your local music store and buy one of every size...

Clarinet: what clarinet should I buy, buffet r13, firebird suite
buffet r13, firebird suite, stress and strain: Max, It sounds like your mind is already made up. You have dropped some pretty good names, so I m sufficiently impressed with your credentials!! It really doesn t matter if I ve tried the Yamaha clarinet, does it? It isn t me who s looking for an instrument....

Clarinet: clarinet cleaning, silver polish, band instrument
silver polish, band instrument, good shape: Robin, Go to a music store and get some silver polish. If you don t live close to a music store, Wal Mart will have it. Make sure you read the can to determine if it can be used for a musical instrumental. Most can, but sometimes the polish can accidentally...

Clarinet: clarinet comparrisons, local music store, taylor music
local music store, taylor music, maria maria: Maria, I would suggest you look into a Selmer student line. The best place to look would be USABAND.com They have the best prices on both new and used and reconditioned. Go to a local music store and try some clarinets. Find out which one plays the...

Clarinet: clarinet concert scales, clarinet trumpet, bari sax
clarinet trumpet, bari sax, concert key: Kara, I m not fully understanding your question, so I ll answer what I think you re asking. A concert key is the home key that the band or orchestra plays in. For example, the band might be in concert Bb or the orchestra may be in concert F. Now...

Clarinet: clarinet data, buffet crampon, bass clarinet
buffet crampon, bass clarinet, noblet: William, Your question is valid, but far too large to answer in few sentences. May i suggest you type in Buffet or Noblet or Crampton in your search engine or google. You ll get plenty of information there and it will be much quicker than trying to answer...

Clarinet: clarinet dating, boosey and hawkes, instrument guide
boosey and hawkes, instrument guide, best guess: Ryan, The B&H clarinet was manufactured about 1960. It is a top like student model. Having a Bundy case doesn t hurt its value. If the pads, springs, and corks are good and if the clarinet is in good playing condition, my best guess on the value would...

Clarinet: clarinet fingering for lower octave notes, clarinet method, local music store
clarinet method, local music store, fingering chart: The lowest note on the clarinet is E natural, 3 lines below the staff. There are no notes lower than that one. It sounds to me like you need to get a fingering chart. You can find a good one in the Lazarus Method for Clarinet or a serviceable one in...

Clarinet: clarinet history, clarinet history, composers
clarinet history, composers, gale: Hujabi, I m not totally understanding your question. It sounds like you want information on a particular clarinet or clarinet in general. For either, I suggest you type clarinet in whatever search engine you use. You ll find all kind of information there....

Clarinet: clarinet ID, piano technicians guild, clarinet player
piano technicians guild, clarinet player, cundy: Dana, Your clarinet was made in the early 50s. If in good playing condition, the case in good condition and the mouthpiece good, the instrument would be wroth in the neighborhood of $650. I say in the neighborhood because the value varies from location...

Clarinet: clarinet identifcation, clarinet mouthpiece, resource book
clarinet mouthpiece, resource book, reg number: Trevor, According to my resource book, hour daughter s clarinet was manufactured in 1979. It is a very good clarinet! the B5 on the clarinet mouthpiece is the odel name. my mouthpiece has HS* on it - it s just the model. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: clarinet identification, student models, decent condition
student models, decent condition, clarinet: Thank you for writing. Vito is a series of student models manufactured of plastic by the Leblanc Corporation in honor of one of their executives, Vito Pascucci. According to my source, this instrument was manufactured in 1992. In decent condition, this instrument...

Clarinet: clarinet identification, intermediate model, allexperts
intermediate model, allexperts, repairman: Erica, I asked AllExperts to put me on vacation for a few weeks, but somehow they didn t get my request. I m away from my resources and cannot answer you question. I ll be back to my computer in mid May. Hopefully, one of the other AllExperts can help...

Clarinet: clarinet mouthpiece, clarinet mouthpiece, dick dick
clarinet mouthpiece, dick dick, soft dick: Dick, Try, first, an HS* clarinet mouthpiece. This is a professional mouthpiece. Mine is over 40 years old and plays like new. VanDoren makes a good mouthpiece, also - I believe it s called a V65. I ve had students who have liked it better than the...

Clarinet: clarinet and mouthpiece value, mouthpiece, clarinet
mouthpiece, clarinet, serial number: John, The first part of your question is: I m wondering what you would assess the value of my buffet matched set. A matched set means a Bb and an A clarinet. You didn t give me the serial number for the A clarinet. The Bb, according to my resource...

Clarinet: clarinet mouthpiece, clarinet mouthpieces, clarinet mouthpiece
clarinet mouthpieces, clarinet mouthpiece, timbral resources: Hi Bob: Thanks for asking this quesiton and I am certain I can answer it for you. The word Lyre represents the mouthpiece facing. New timbral resources for clarinet mouthpieces are provided by the throat voicing medium and can be melodically enhanced through...

Clarinet: clarinet notes, clarinet teacher, clarinet lessons
clarinet teacher, clarinet lessons, clarinet player: Hi Kelsey, If you live in Connecticut or New York, I would be happy to give you clarinet lessons, but I can t teach you how to play the instrument by email. Here is my suggestion: go to your band director and ask for the name of a good clarinet teacher....

Clarinet: clarinet notes, alternate fingerings, three fingers
alternate fingerings, three fingers, clarinet: Kelsey, Yes, you need to learn the fingerings - how else are you going to play! I suggest you get a Rubank Elementary Method Book. It costs about $5.00. It has the fingerings as well as alternate fingerings for the entire range of the clarinet. The...

Clarinet: what is my clarinet with only B(flat)and LP below, thumb key, open holes
thumb key, open holes, allexperts: Carl, Your questions: This is a question about my second clarinet,It has only the symbol for B flat and then LP right below. I see no other identifying name or number.It is {I think}Albert system,with open holes and wrap around thumb key...the bell has...

Clarinet: clarinet outdoors, bass clarinet, plastic horn
bass clarinet, plastic horn, bright sunlight: Hi matt, That s cool that you re playing for all to hear. But extended sun can be bad for the pads as well as the wood. Maybe set up an umbrella? Or find a cheap plastic horn (but that takes a lot of the fun out of playing when your instrument is...

Clarinet: clarinet purchase, professional clarinets, student clarinets
professional clarinets, student clarinets, selmer cl300: Thank you for your awesome, detailed answer. If I decide to wait to purchase a professional clarinet, what student model would you suggest for the interrum and should a purchase a couple new mouthpieces with that? Joesett, Are you currently renting the...

Clarinet: Is the clarinet I just purchased worth rebuilding?, storage facility, corks
storage facility, corks, clarinet: John, Normandy is a good clarinet. The serial number you gave me indicates it was manufactured between 1940 and 1957. I realize there is a big gap here, but during the War, there was not good record keeping. If the pads, corks, and springs are good...

Clarinet: clarinet question, best guess, clarinet
best guess, clarinet, whitaker: Jeff, My best guess is that it s a flawed clarinet that was sold to a chain such as Sears. The chain is then free to put whatever name (brand) and serial number it wishes. The flaw is probably very small such as the two stacks aren t the same shade or...

Clarinet: A clarinet I just received, clarinet, serial number
clarinet, serial number, joints: The name of the clarinet manufacturer, or of the model, is printed on the front of the clarinet. Normally it is printed on the barrel, the upper and lower joints, and the bell. I can t have any kind of idea who manufactured the clarinet without knowing...

Clarinet: clarinet reed strength, clarinet reed, oversimplification
clarinet reed, oversimplification, mouthpiece: Hi Liz, The perfect reed balances good sound with flexibility and projection. A lighter reed can sometimes limit upper range projection, too, as you noted. Every person (and every mouthpiece) has different reed requirements, though in my experience most...

Clarinet: clarinet reeds, cane reed, clarinet reeds
cane reed, clarinet reeds, legere: I personally prefer Vandoren and Oliveri reeds. I go back and forth between them. Vandoren reeds are very expensive and they are also quite inconsistent. It is not uncommon to get 2 very good reeds and only 2 or 3 decent reeds out of a box of 10. I...

Clarinet: clarinet reeds, clarinet reeds, dick dick
clarinet reeds, dick dick, vandoren: Dick, I ve used VanDoren reeds for over 40 years. I used to use a three, but since I now have dentures, a two and a half is better. Many of my student use V-13s. If the one you re using works well, as you have indicated, I see no reason for changing....

Clarinet: clarinet repair, cork sand, clarinet repair
cork sand, clarinet repair, contact cement: Brenda, The best idea is to take your daughter s clarinet to a repairperson. To replace the cork yourself, you ll need to scrape off the existing cork. Get a medium thin sheet of cork at a hardware store. Using a piece of paper, measure the size of...

Clarinet: clarinet repair, local music store, clarinet repair
local music store, clarinet repair, hand fingers: Allen, Yes, there are some good repair books. Your local music store can help you with that. If you don t live near a music store, go to 800USABAND.com If C and D don t sound, but low G and F do (same fingering but without the thumb on the upper tones),...

Clarinet: clarinet repair, local music store, yamaha clarinet
local music store, yamaha clarinet, keys run: Karen, A repad for a clarinet will be between $95 and $125, depending on the part of the country you live. In my Allied Band Instrument manuel, keys run from a small trill key at $9.50 to a much larger key of $55.60. So, I don t know the price of the...

Clarinet: clarinet repair/ upgrade, selmer paris, buffet r13
selmer paris, buffet r13, local music store: Thanks for writing. I m happy that you will be returning to the joys of making music! Have patience, as the skill and sound are only a little practice away. 1.-The Selmer USA Signet Soloist was a high end intermediate instrument. In fact, it was the best...

Clarinet: clarinet repair, clarinet repair, gale
clarinet repair, gale, mack: Bruce, If you ned to adjust a spring, take the key off (remember how it comes off since ylu have to put it back on). Take small nedle nose plyers to adjust the spring, then replace the key. If you need a spring replaced, you need to take your clarinet...

Clarinet: my clarinet and saxophones- how much are they worth?, vito clarinet, tenor sax
vito clarinet, tenor sax, ebay: Steve, Without my book on instruments, I really can t give you a defenitive answer to your questions about the price of instruments. I suggest you contact a repairperson who has an Allien Band Instrument Manual. That book will give you all the info you...

Clarinet: clarinet scales, clarinet scales, two sharps
clarinet scales, two sharps, flat clarinet: Thanks for writing. Music theory can be confusing! When a judge asks Play a C Major scale , then play a scale starting on a C and continuing up an octave with no sharps or flats. If he or she specifies CONCERT C Major , then he or she is saying Give me...

Clarinet: clarinet seems so heavy, student models, professional instruments
student models, professional instruments, professional model: Thanks for writing. You can buy a rubber thumbrest cover (very effective) at the music store or at www.wwbw.com. This should cushion the pressure of the clarinet on your thumb. In many cases, however, your thumb will simply grow accustomed to the pressure...

Clarinet: clarinet smells very bad, local music store, wood clarinet
local music store, wood clarinet, fragrance spray: Jeff, Sorry for the late reply. I ve been out of town for more than two weeks and away from my computer. Cleaning the clarinet by running a cloth through the horn several time at eacy playing might help. Possibly the best thing at this point is to...

Clarinet: clarinet smells bad, local music store, wood clarinet
local music store, wood clarinet, clarinet players: Jeff, I don t know of any quick fix for this odor problem. I would say to make sure that your daughter brushes her teeth and possibly flosses them before playing if at all possible. I realize that during school hours this isn t possible. Many band...

Clarinet: clarinet springs, woodwind instrument, carinet
woodwind instrument, carinet, rusty springs: Gerald, To remove springs from a woodwind instrument requires a special tool similar to a pair of plyers. It has a punch on one side and a gripper on the other. I suggest you contact a repairperson and let him/her do it for you. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: clarinet suggestions / recommendations, wood clarinet, traditional reeds
wood clarinet, traditional reeds, question number: Mark, Question number 1: I think the best mouthpiece for any strength reed is the Selmer HS*. I ve had mine for over 40 years (the same one!) and it works with any reed. Question number 2: I suggest you go to 1800USABABD.com and see what they have...

Clarinet: clarinet upgrade?, selmer, clarinet
selmer, clarinet, excellent condition: Kim, go ahead and get the Noblet. For that price you can t go wrong, but keep the Selmer. One could be for indoors and the other for outdoors. You don t know the condition of the Noblet either, but for that price, overhauling it wouldn t be out of the...

Clarinet: clarinet value, number charts, ebay
number charts, ebay, great shape: Jeff, sorry I don t have any serial number charts for Normandy instruments. You could try searching the web or you could pose your question to the guy who runs www.clarinuts.com - he might have the information about when it was made. Used wooden clarinets...

Clarinet: clarinet value, corks, resource book
corks, resource book, clarinet: Sara, Your clarinet was manufactured in 1940, according to my resource book. If the pads, corks, springs, etc are in good condition and the case is in good condition, the value should be about $400. A repad, if needed, wold be about $95. An overhaul,...

Clarinet: clarinet value, local music store, antique instrument
local music store, antique instrument, instrument dealer: Thank you for writing, but I m sorry to say that I am not very familiar with these instruments. Being that it is a 40 s piece, take it to your local music store and obtain the contact info for your nearest antique instrument dealer. Is it metal? I have seen...

Clarinet: clarinet value, buffet r13, local music store
buffet r13, local music store, accurate estimate: Thanks for writing. After a repad, I would value this instrument at between $500 to $750. Take it to your local music store for a checkup and an accurate estimate. At worst, an entire overhaul (repad, recork, cleaning, adjustment, etc.) will run at $200. ...

Clarinet: clarinet value, selmer bundy clarinet, wood clarinet
selmer bundy clarinet, wood clarinet, bindy: Hi Lorri, If you mean Selmer Bundy clarinet, then it is made of plastic. Nowadays, the manufacturers try to make the plastic look like wood. Tap it with your fingernail and you ll know. I started playing on a Bundy (it s a beginner instrument) and I wouldn...

Clarinet: clarinet value, buffet crampon, wide gap
buffet crampon, wide gap, instrument dealer: Brenda, Your daughter s clarinet was made either in 1961 or 1913. I realize that s a wide gap! Buffet didn t keep good records for a period of time during the wars. If the clarinet is wood, it would be worth upwards of $450. If it s plastic, it...

Clarinet: what is clarinet I have worth?, yamaha clarinet, band instrument
yamaha clarinet, band instrument, approximate value: Rosanne, Without looking at the clarinet, I really can t give you a definive answer. Probably you should start asking in the neighborhood of $500. To be sure of the value, go to a music store or a repairperson and ask them to look into their Allied Band...

Clarinet: What is my clarinet worth, leblanc paris, replacement case
leblanc paris, replacement case, clarinet: Danelle, I would put the money into overhauling your clarinet. The cost would be around $125. If a replacement case is needed. the cost would be about $40. So, for less than $200 you would have a clarinet worth around $450. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: how much is this clarinet worth? What can I expect to resell it for?, taylor music, r13
taylor music, r13, clarinet: Judith, A Buffet that old has to be an R13. That s a professional clarinet. My R13 cost me almost $2500 when I bought it 19 years ago. Today, the R13, new costs over @3,000.00! Lately, Buffet has made an R11, which is copied after the R13, but is...

Clarinet: How much is my clarinet worth - how do I get rid of it, buffet crampon, instrument dealer
buffet crampon, instrument dealer, gess: Jennifer, You can go to any music store or instrument repairperson to find out how much the clarinet is worth. My best gess is: a repad will be around $75 to $120. I doubt it needs a complete repad, however. If the case is in good condition, that...

Clarinet: what is my clarinet worth $$?, wood clarinet, flugel horn
wood clarinet, flugel horn, ebay: Sherrie, You probably won t like the answer, but I ll be as kind as I can be. The clarinet has more value to you than to anyone else. You might want to give it to your daughter as a keepsake within the family. The fact that it hasn t been repadded...

Clarinet: clarinet, bass clarinet, tone quality
bass clarinet, tone quality, tendancies: Basically you need to get very familiar with the instrument. Know what notes make you sharp and flat, know the tendancies. When you know that, you ll be comfortable enough to make embouchure changes to get a richer tone. Make sure you have a good mouthpiece...

Clarinet: clarinets, yamaha models, tooth comb
yamaha models, tooth comb, beginner model: Why are you interested only in Japanese clarinets? Are you shopping for a plastic clarinet for a beginner? In that case I would recommend a used Yamaha or Vito (not all Vito models but some of them are quite good). Are you shopping for a wooden intermediate...

Clarinet: clarinets, instrument selection, master model
instrument selection, master model, ebay: I recommend my students use the Evette Master Model clarinet. These can be bought on ebay for $400 - $600 depending on condition. They can be sold for a similar amound if the student stops playing, so you won t lose any money. If you need one, you can contact...

Clarinet: clarinets, clarinet teacher, flat clarinet
clarinet teacher, flat clarinet, flat reed: Jan, Sib is French for B flat. I have never heard of Jollysun, Cecilio, or Cibaili. If someone is a complete beginner and wants to start on a plastic clarinet, I recommend the Vito brand. I have had many students but I have never had one who played...

Clarinet: The clicking . . ., soprano clarinet, mouthpiece pressure
soprano clarinet, mouthpiece pressure, bass clarinet: Hello, The big difference in embouchures between the soprano clarinet and the bass clarinet is pressure: 1) On the Bb soprano clarinet, we apply plenty of pressure from the bottom against the reed, but too much pressure from the top against the top of...

Clarinet: co-ed naked, clarinet choir, shameful acts
clarinet choir, shameful acts, choir groups: This is true. I am a member of a few such groups but their membership is jealously guarded. The initiations range from moderately uncomfortable to outright shameful acts. After that comes the audition process. Seemingly no one can pass that. I have tried...

Clarinet: conn director clarinet, clarinet buffet, band instrument
clarinet buffet, band instrument, ebonite: Ronda, I don t remember a wood Con Director Clarinet. They were made of ebonite or a mixture of wood and plastic. However, to be sure of this, let me suggest you contact a music store or a band instrument repairperson who has an Allied Band Instrument...

Clarinet: crystal mouthpiece, mitchell lurie, signature models
mitchell lurie, signature models, ebay: Varaporn, Sorry that I cannot help any further. My favorite mouthpieces are Pyne. The signature models ($250) are the best, and I prefer Bn. But there is also an affordable polycrystal mouthpiece by Pyne ($50 or less) that is available all over the world...

Clarinet: D. Noblet Clarinet, noblet clarinet, ebay
noblet clarinet, ebay, antique instruments: Mike, You ve asked several questions - some of which I can answer, others I m not real sure. The #979 is probably a serial number. According to my resource book, clarinets with serial numbers between 1 and 2500 were made in or before 1929. Since it s...

Clarinet: Double Touguing, clarinet performance, tongue action
clarinet performance, tongue action, many other aspects: Hi- Double tonguing uses the back of the tongue against the roof of the mouth in addition to the usual tip of tongue to reed contact. If you say ti-ka ti-ka ti-ka or di-ga di-ga di-ga , that s basically the tongue action. It s not easy at first, but...

Clarinet: What's the difference?, buffet r13, buffet e11
buffet r13, buffet e11, intermediate model: Thanks for writing. The Buffet R13 is the company s most popular and probably most famous clarinet model. It was first developed in the 1950s by their expert luthier Robert Carree (a luthier is actually a maker and repair tech of violins and other stringed...

Clarinet: difficulty, bulleting board, private teacher
bulleting board, private teacher, music world: Thanks for asking. I would like to welcome you to the music world, and let you know how much enjoyment you will have as you learn to play an instrument. First of all, understand that music, like all other endeavors in life, will require time and effort. All...

Clarinet: I don't know what kind of clarinet?, wood clarinet, resource book
wood clarinet, resource book, serial numbers: Maria, My resource book doesn t go that high on serial numbers, so you must have a newer instrument. My book goes back about 15 years, so any instrument made since then won t show. Being a Yamaha, I suspect it is a wood clarinet, worth a minimun of...

Clarinet: Eb Alto Clarinet and Bb clarinet, eb alto clarinet, ebay
eb alto clarinet, ebay, best models: Max, Alto clarinet is larger than a regular clarinet. It uses the same fingerings as a regular clarinet, but the pitches it produces are a fourth lower. Almost no people own alto clarinets. They are only played in school bands, so generally the only...

Clarinet: Eb alto clarinet and Bb clarinet, eb alto clarinet, eb clarinet
eb alto clarinet, eb clarinet, clarinet family: The Eb Alto clarinet is larger than the clarinet (but not as large as the bass clarinet)and was used in military bands but is often not used in bands today. The sound is often small and stuffy. The Eb Clarinet is a smaller version of the clarinet, in the key...

Clarinet: Mouthpieces, yamaha psr 740, digital keyboard
yamaha psr 740, digital keyboard, teeth marks: Hi Ron! It s safest, imo, to go with the medium-open option. Too open and the sound can be really uncontrolled and wild. Too small and the sound can be tiny (but very often very pretty) and not free-blowing. If you can, visit a local music store and try...

Clarinet: Eb clarinent, eb soprano clarinet, eb clarinet
eb soprano clarinet, eb clarinet, thanks a bunch: Hi Mag, The Eb clarinet is challenging because centering each pitch requires an excellent ear. Almost any given note can be super-sharp or super-flat. I have enjoyed the challenge of the Eb clarinet in the past, but only when I was playing in an ensemble...

Clarinet: Eb Soprano Leblanc Clarinet, eb soprano clarinet, noblet paris
eb soprano clarinet, noblet paris, ebay: For local sale the value is almost entirely based on the sound and intonation of the instrument. On eBay I would expect to get $200-300 for it. Check eBay for the exact going price. I have been watching clarinet prices on eBay for years. Some friends call...

Clarinet: Eb soprano clarinet, selmer clarinet, soprano clarinet
selmer clarinet, soprano clarinet, aberdeen sd: Rachael, An Ee clarinet is an accent instrument, just as the picollo is, as you probably know. If that s what you like, then go for it! The difference between the wood and plastic instrument is important. The wood is a professional instrument and...

Clarinet: Ebay Clarinet, flat clarinet, band instrument
flat clarinet, band instrument, ebay: Vanessa, I don t mean to be disrespectable, but as a former English teacher, you question leaves a lot to be desired. You need to watch your capitalization. Now for the clarinet. I m not familiar with the Boston Wonder. However, a clarinet made...

Clarinet: Embouchure Problems, embouchure, band director
embouchure, band director, good luck: Stacey, I m sure this is something you can fix with a few lessons. My suggestion is to find a good teacher (ask your band director for a recommendation) and sign up for a series of four or five lessons. Embouchure changes can be challenging to make, but...

Clarinet: Embouchure, vandoren b45, saxophone players
vandoren b45, saxophone players, embouchure: I feel pity for you in your situation. I started out playing clarinet and then learned alto sax but I hear that it is very hard to switch from alto sax to clarinet. 1 1/2 reeds are very soft. Make sure that the soreness in your lip is not caused by...

Clarinet: Ernst Riedl wood clarinet, clarinet teacher, wood clarinet
clarinet teacher, wood clarinet, iron curtain: I have never heard of Erst Riedl or Amati. I had a look at the pictures of your instrument on the ebay listing, and I find it funny that the seller claimed the instrument was that old. My estimate is that it was made between 1965 and 1985. Look how the...

Clarinet: Est. Value of Buffet Crampon R13 B Flat Clarinet, flat clarinet, buffet crampon
flat clarinet, buffet crampon, tradein: Melinda, The R13s were nor made with five digits after 1967. If the pads are goodm corks tight, etc and if the case is in good condition, your clarinet should bring around $550 to $700 if you sell it outright. A tradein would be about $350 to $400. ...

Clarinet: Evette Buffet Crampon Bb Wood Clarinet D225886, wood clarinet, number charts
wood clarinet, number charts, evette clarinet: I am not aware of any serial number charts for Evette clarinets. If you are looking to purchase an Evette clarinet, and it is wood, then the instrument is probably of good quality - an ideal intermediate instrument for someone who does not need to spend...

Clarinet: Evette Buffet Crampon Master Model, buffet e11, master model
buffet e11, master model, buffet crampon: I think an Evette Master Model is a very good instrument regardless of its serial number. I have several of them that begin with D and K . I have never heard of one that begins with an E . If you are talking about comparing a Master Model to the Buffet...

Clarinet: Evette Buffet Crampon model 239512, plastic resin, intermediate model
plastic resin, intermediate model, buffet crampon: Normal Bb clarinets have barrels between 60 and 66 millimeters long, so I am guessing you have a standard size (Bb) clarinet. Most Evette clarinets were made of wood in the Buffet factory in Paris, but I have seen a few Evettes that were made of plastic...

Clarinet: Evette Buffet, buffet clarinet, replacement case
buffet clarinet, replacement case, corks: Helene, You re right as to the age of the clarinet. In good playing condition (pads good, corks, tight, oiled, etc) and the case in good condition, the clarinet would be wroth about $400 to $450 sold outright and about $350 on a trade. New pads would...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, wood clarinet, west bend wi
wood clarinet, west bend wi, deluxe case: Donna, The Evette was a student instrument. It was made by Noblet. The next step up was the Normandy, which tetered between a top line student and bottom line professional. The Evette, to my knowledge hasn t been made since the early 90s. Parts can...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, antique instrument, antique instruments
antique instrument, antique instruments, batch numbers: Eileen, Your clarinet was manufactured in about 1927 or 1928. Records were lost from about 1925 to 1950 and only batch numbers are given. A batch number is a number given to a a group of instrument that were made at the same time. The serial numbers...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, master models, master model
master models, master model, evette clarinet: Michael, It is not a Master Model. If it were a Master Model, it would say on the upper joint, immediately below the Evette logo, the words MASTER MODEL. Also the Master Models have serial numbers that begin with K or D. Instruments with serial...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, sheboygan falls wisconsin, buffet clarinet
sheboygan falls wisconsin, buffet clarinet, local music store: Hi Stephen, I just answered a question like yours. Here it is: Subject: evette by buffet clarinet Question: I have a clarinet I used in grade school and would like to know if it has any value. It has a serial # P18479. My parents bought it from a...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, buffet clarinet, thumb rest
buffet clarinet, thumb rest, google: Stephen, My resource books don t show a clarinet with the serial number beginning with a K. I suggest you type Buffet in google or whatever search engine you wish. You ll then find the Buffet website. Probably there will be the information you re look...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, buffing wheel, master model
buffing wheel, master model, evette clarinet: Sorry but I m not aware of any way of determining the date of manufacture on an Evette clarinet. The Evette Master Model clarinets have the words master model stamped on the front of them immediately below the Evette logo. If yours is not a master...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, master model, case thanks
master model, case thanks, clarinet: First it is necessary to determine whether the instrument is wood or plastic. Be careful because the plastic instruments are made to resemble wood ones. If it is plastic, then it is worth approx $75. If it is wood, and it is an Evette MASTER MODEL, it...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinets, buffet clarinets, wood grain
buffet clarinets, wood grain, serial numbers: Hi Scott, I m sure you re right that they are wood. The fake wood grain plastic looks uniform and smooth, and it is still light like plastic. The wood usually has some irregularities, maybe some chips here and there and will feel a little heavier than a...

Clarinet: Evette Crampton Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, ebay
buffet clarinet, ebay, intermediate model: The appraisers are wrong; it is made of Grenadilla wood, as are all wooden clarinets. The Evette clarinets with serial numbers beginning with a D were made by the Buffet Crampon company in their factory in Paris in the 1970s and 1980s. They are good quality...

Clarinet: Evette clarinet sponsored by Buffet, norwalk connecticut, master models
norwalk connecticut, master models, evette clarinet: The Evette brand name was used on wooden clarinets made in the Buffet factory in Paris; these clarinets are good quality intermediate models that are not too different from the Buffet professional models. The Evette name was also used on plastic clarinets...

Clarinet: Evette ID, buffet clarinet, number charts
buffet clarinet, number charts, instrument dealer: Sorry I don t know the value of your instrument. When you look at the serial number charts online, you are looking at serial numbers for real buffet instruments, not sponsored by instruments, so they don t apply to your clarinet. If you want to know...

Clarinet: Evette Master Model, malcolm dickinson, ebay
malcolm dickinson, ebay, professional instrument: I would like to buy it. Many of my students are looking for this model of instrument. They are not very expensive but they play almost as well as a professional instrument. If you are interested in selling it please call me at 203-698-2600 so we could...

Clarinet: Evette Master Model B flat clarinet, flat clarinet, master model
flat clarinet, master model, insterment: The Evette Master Model was a very high quality intermediate model that was made in the Buffet factory in Paris during the 1970s and 1980s. Buffet manufactures a similar model, the E11, at present, and I believe it is close to or perhaps identical to the...

Clarinet: Evette Master Model Clarinet, malcolm dickinson, consistent demand
malcolm dickinson, consistent demand, master model: The Evette Master Model is one of the best intermediate-model clarinets ever. Most of them that have serial numbers beginning with a D are excellent instruments. In good condition, no damage, and with good pads, I sell these instruments to my students for...

Clarinet: Evette Master Model, master model, pawn shop
master model, pawn shop, tone hole: That s great that you have located an Evette Master Model in good condition. I typically pay $200 or more for a Master Model that needs pads, so getting one for $50 would be a fantastic deal! As you are probably aware, the Buffet R-13 is the standard professional...

Clarinet: Evette& Schaeffer Clarinet, buffet clarinet, evette
buffet clarinet, evette, clarinets: Hello Matt, From the research I was able to do on that serial number for Buffet, your clarinet was made in the beginning of the second half of 1887. As far as I know there was no plastic in existence at that point in history. These clarinets are normally...

Clarinet: Evette Schaeffer Modele Buffet Crampon, clarinet bboard, intermediate model
clarinet bboard, intermediate model, evette: Hi Ranae, Once Buffet purchased Evette, the company made Evette its intermediate model of clarinet. If your clarinet is in decent condition, I might pay $100 for it. Others probably would pay more. Your clarinet invariably needs an overhaul, which costs...

Clarinet: Evette & Schaffer Clarinet, best guess, prime condition
best guess, prime condition, antique store: Jen, The clarinet is an antique. It s worth quit a bit for the right person. Take it to an auctioneer or to an antique store and have them look up the suggested wholesale/retail price for that age of instrument. Getting it repadded etc will cost upwards...

Clarinet: Evette vx E-11, malcolm dickinson, tone holes
malcolm dickinson, tone holes, evette: I m afraid I don t know the exact definition of an E-11, so I can t answer your question directly. You will need to determine the model number of the Evette & Schaeffer instrument you were sent, and then you can figure out if it is the same or better than...

Clarinet: Extra holes & keys on a G. Leblanc clarinet, leblanc clarinet, alternate fingerings
leblanc clarinet, alternate fingerings, gale: Fred, I ve never heard of the description you ve given. It very well could be, however, that the extra holes are for alternate fingerings. Anytime you have more holes than necessary, there is a better tendency for the clarinet to play our=t of tune. ...

Clarinet: e-flat clarinet, flat clarinet, clarinet reeds
flat clarinet, clarinet reeds, clarinet player: Joel, If you are having trouble only with the high notes, then I doubt it is the pads. More likely it is your embouchure, breath support, or the combination of mouthpiece and reed. Try using a slightly stiffer reed. I was never able to have much luck...

Clarinet: easy playing mouthpiece, vandoren b45, mouthpiece
vandoren b45, mouthpiece, physical strength: Hi Liz, The Vandoren B45 is pretty free-blowing. But probably any mouthpiece will be fine as long as he uses soft enough reeds - start with Vandoren 2 1/2. He will probably need some pads changed, and maybe an overhaul. Have fun playing clarinet with your...

Clarinet: elusive Buffet identification, buffet clarinet, square millimeter
buffet clarinet, square millimeter, college campuses: Steve, I can t find any clarinet by Buffet with a LYRE on it. Since there is no serial number, it s possible, and highly probable, that the instrument could have been stolen years and years ago and the number removed. I ve seen that with instruments several...

Clarinet: embouchure, performance deadline, great disappointment
performance deadline, great disappointment, embouchure: Hi Lori, Allow yourself to ease into it. When I ve had extended time off, I will play maybe 10 minutes the first day, 10 minutes the next day, 20 minutes, and so on. There is no magic formula, but I pay attention to my embouchure muscles. When they start...

Clarinet: embouchure, excess tension, thick lips
excess tension, thick lips, soda bottle: Hi Cody, Thick lips are definitely not a problem when playing the clarinet. Here are some tips for playing, good luck!: Rebecca Toutís (Relatively) Quick Guide to the Clarinet I. Embouchure Goal: Warm, rich and focused sound that is controlled...

Clarinet: evette by buffet clarinet, sheboygan falls wisconsin, local music store
sheboygan falls wisconsin, local music store, buffet clarinet: Hi Mary, Evette s are not top-of-the-line and clarinets do not improve with age (because the inside changes over time and intonation becomes increasingly difficult to control). Assuming it is made of wood (many are plastic, in which case you should just...

Clarinet: evette clarinet, clarinet teacher, buffet clarinet
clarinet teacher, buffet clarinet, serial number chart: Sorry, I don t know how to determine when an Evette was built. There are charts of Buffet serial numbers, allowing one to find out what year a Buffet clarinet was built, but Evettes use a different serial numbering system (beginning with a letter) and I...

Clarinet: evette clarinet, buffet clarinet, evette clarinet
buffet clarinet, evette clarinet, evetts: Mark, An Evette clarinet is a student line instrument made by the Buffet Company. The Evetts are made in the USA; the R series: R-11, R13, etc, which are professiona instuments are made in France. Yours was manufactured around 1985 and is worth around...

Clarinet: evette clarinet, evette clarinet, needy family
evette clarinet, needy family, mouth piece: Debi, If the mouthpiece looks worn, get a replacement. I would suggest s Selmer mouthpiece. You can get one from $23.00 up to as much as you want to spend. If the currnet mouthpiece looks OK, don t worry about it. Checkwith your local school band director...

Clarinet: evette clarinet, classic winds, evette clarinet
classic winds, evette clarinet, mail order: As far as I know, no clarinet has ever been made half out of plastic and half out of wood. The clarinet you have appears to have been cobbled-together using parts from different instruments. I base this not only on the fact that is is part plastic and part...

Clarinet: F. Barbier Bb clarinet, factory seconds, barbier
factory seconds, barbier, different numbers: Bob, I asked AllExperts to put me on vacation for a few weeks, but somehow they didn t get my request. I m away from my resources and cannot answer you question. I ll be back to my computer in mid May. Hopefully, one of the other AllExperts can help...

Clarinet: F.Barbier clarinet, mellow tone, barbier
mellow tone, barbier, clarinets: Hi Pat, If it plays as it is and you are interested in taking up the clarinet again, you definitely should! If it doesn t play as it is, it will cost you at least $300 to get an overhaul, but you might be able to get away with having just a few pads replaced....

Clarinet: Faulty keys, flat clarinet, b natural
flat clarinet, b natural, strange sound: Hello Ammar- It sounds like you have some leaks and need to have a few pads replaced. Take it to a repair shop and have them evaluate the clarinet. Also, have them show you how to oil the keys properly. Good luck, I hope it doesn t break the bank! -Rebecc...

Clarinet: Finding an audition piece, debussy premiere rhapsodie, mozart concerto
debussy premiere rhapsodie, mozart concerto, audition piece: Andrew, Your instincts are right on, Saint-Saens is not a great audition piece. I m a fan of it, but it s just too long for many situations, and it doesn t showcase the clarinet enough for many purposes. Rossini- Introduction, Theme and Variations is...

Clarinet: Finding Parts, local music stores, couf
local music stores, couf, tricky problem: Casey, Sorry about your problem; however, the best place I can think of is Allied Supply Company in Elkhorn, WI. Their phone is 1-800-800-3226 Fax number is 1-414-723-2051 They will have the part or will be able to give you an equivalent part. ...

Clarinet: Fingering Charts, clarinet teacher, school band music
clarinet teacher, school band music, clarinet player: Oh yes, there are MANY notes higher than D! The common range for advanced high school band music (first clarinet parts) is up to high G and sometimes to high A (that s the note sitting on the fourth ledger line above the staff). I recommend the book Lazarus...

Clarinet: Flat Clarinet, clarinet lessons, flat clarinet
clarinet lessons, flat clarinet, sore bottom: Hi James, You may just need to buy a new mouthpiece (try Vandoren B45 and some of their other models). But first test out yourself by following my directions below. With just your mouthpiece and (66mm) barrel, play a note and make sure it sounds like...

Clarinet: Flat Clarinet, last ditch effort, buffet e11
last ditch effort, buffet e11, clarinet lessons: Hi Maddy, We don t want to tighten the embouchure, so your instincts are correct. First, check your barrel and make sure it is 66mm. If it is 67mm, then that is your problem. Next, with your mouthpiece and 66mm barrel, play a note and make sure it sounds...

Clarinet: French metal clarinets, vandoren mouthpiece, allexpert
vandoren mouthpiece, allexpert, montpellier france: Michel, You ve asked questions I ve nenver been asked before! Si b clarinets arent usually used in jazz - I don t know what Klezmer is. Good mouthpieces are the Selmer HS* and any VanDoren mouthpiece. I don t know of any that let you use the lips...

Clarinet: Alexandre Clarinet, henri selmer, clarinets
Clarinet: Alexandre Clarinet, henri selmer, clarinets, woodwind instruments

Clarinet: Alto clarinet fingerings, alto clarinet, lower register
Clarinet: Alto clarinet fingerings, alto clarinet, lower register, embouchure

Clarinet: Artley clarinet, pawn shop, artley
Clarinet: Artley clarinet, pawn shop, artley, student model

Clarinet: Artley Prelude, vandoren mouthpiece, ebay
Clarinet: Artley Prelude, vandoren mouthpiece, ebay, r13

Clarinet: audition, school orchestra, audition
Clarinet: audition, school orchestra, audition, scales

Clarinet: B&H Clarinet, british colonies, tropical climate
Clarinet: B&H Clarinet, british colonies, tropical climate, british manufacturer

Clarinet: Bass clarinet, bass clarinetist, virtuoso
Clarinet: Bass clarinet, bass clarinetist, virtuoso

Clarinet: Baxter-Northup, sherman oaks california, northup
Clarinet: Baxter-Northup, sherman oaks california, northup, local music store

Clarinet: Bb Bass clarinet fingering, bass clarinet, soprano
Clarinet: Bb Bass clarinet fingering, bass clarinet, soprano, music

Clarinet: Bb Selmer 10 clarinet serial number V4***, line music store, selmer bundy
Clarinet: Bb Selmer 10 clarinet serial number V4***, line music store, selmer bundy, ebay

Clarinet: Bb vs. Sib, solfege, sib
Clarinet: Bb vs. Sib, solfege, sib, syllable

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes, serial number list, boosey
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes, serial number list, boosey, clarinet

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes "77" Clarinet, gale, fraction
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes "77" Clarinet, gale, fraction, clarinet

Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes Clarinet 2-20 series, intermediate model, professional models
Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes Clarinet 2-20 series, intermediate model, professional models, student model

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, clarinet, jack brymer
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, clarinet, jack brymer, boosey and hawkes

Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes, geoff mills, clarinet
Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes, geoff mills, clarinet, nw london

Clarinet: Breaking In A New Clarinet?, r13, buffett
Clarinet: Breaking In A New Clarinet?, r13, buffett, clarinet

Clarinet: Buckingham clarinet
Clarinet: Buckingham clarinet

Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet, tone holes, intermediate model
Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet, tone holes, intermediate model, buffet crampon

Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet - Value, Age, Anything at all?, master model, eighties
Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet - Value, Age, Anything at all?, master model, eighties, serial number

Clarinet: Buffet Crampon Evette clarinet, buffet crampon paris, paris france
Clarinet: Buffet Crampon Evette clarinet, buffet crampon paris, paris france

Clarinet: Buffet Crampon RC 1977, wonderful sound, professional model
Clarinet: Buffet Crampon RC 1977, wonderful sound, professional model

Clarinet: Buffet E11 Clarinet, selmer paris, american musicians
Clarinet: Buffet E11 Clarinet, selmer paris, american musicians, benny goodman

Clarinet: Buffet E11 thumb rest, screw holes, threads c
Clarinet: Buffet E11 thumb rest, screw holes, threads c, shank

Clarinet: Buffet Evette Wood Clarinet, evette, horns
Clarinet: Buffet Evette Wood Clarinet, evette, horns, festivals

Clarinet: Buffet R13 clarinet, bass clarinet, junior recital
Clarinet: Buffet R13 clarinet, bass clarinet, junior recital, music ed

Clarinet: brand and specs about my clarinet, usa headquarters, kenosha wisconsin
Clarinet: brand and specs about my clarinet, usa headquarters, kenosha wisconsin, serial number

Clarinet: buffet e11 Bb clarinet, buffet e11, keywork
Clarinet: buffet e11 Bb clarinet, buffet e11, keywork, intermediate player

Clarinet: buffet r13, writen, model number
Clarinet: buffet r13, writen, model number, r13

Clarinet: buffet W.germany, buffet clarinets, buffet crampon
Clarinet: buffet W.germany, buffet clarinets, buffet crampon, professional model

Clarinet: C.G. Conn Bass Clarinet Value, bass clarinet, antique instrument
Clarinet: C.G. Conn Bass Clarinet Value, bass clarinet, antique instrument, eb key

Clarinet: Choosing a professional Clarinet, mellow sound, subtle touches
Clarinet: Choosing a professional Clarinet, mellow sound, subtle touches, instraments

Clarinet: CLARINET DETERMINING BRAND, serial number, 1920s
Clarinet: CLARINET DETERMINING BRAND, serial number, 1920s, gale

Clarinet: Clalrinet - Middle School, marching band, yamaha
Clarinet: Clalrinet - Middle School, marching band, yamaha

Clarinet: Clarinet choice, buffet e11, intermediate model
Clarinet: Clarinet choice, buffet e11, intermediate model, actuall

Clarinet: Clarinet Fingerings, woodwind, clarinet
Clarinet: Clarinet Fingerings, woodwind, clarinet

Clarinet: Clarinet info, professional models, brass case
Clarinet: Clarinet info, professional models, brass case, student editions

Clarinet: Clarinet Model, r13, gale
Clarinet: Clarinet Model, r13, gale

Clarinet: Clarinet make/model, mid 80s, leblanc
Clarinet: Clarinet make/model, mid 80s, leblanc

Clarinet: Clarinet Purchase, woodwind instrument, boosey
Clarinet: Clarinet Purchase, woodwind instrument, boosey, embouchure

Clarinet: Clarinet refurbishment, professional repair shops, music stores
Clarinet: Clarinet refurbishment, professional repair shops, music stores

Clarinet: Clarinet scales, c chord, scales
Clarinet: Clarinet scales, c chord, scales

Clarinet: Clarinet smells bad
Clarinet: Clarinet smells bad

Clarinet: Clarinet value, selmers, ebay
Clarinet: Clarinet value, selmers, ebay, clarinets

Clarinet: Comparison between a yamaha custom YCL CSGH and a Buffet R13, international clarinet association, professional clarinetist
Clarinet: Comparison between a yamaha custom YCL CSGH and a Buffet R13, international clarinet association, professional clarinetist, professional players

Clarinet: Covered hole clarinet, woodwind brasswind, store catalogue
Clarinet: Covered hole clarinet, woodwind brasswind, store catalogue

Clarinet: Cundy Bettoney Clarinet, student models, clarinet
Clarinet: Cundy Bettoney Clarinet, student models, clarinet

Clarinet: Cundy-Bettoney silver clarinet Martin mouthpiece OLD, nickle silver, screw mechanism
Clarinet: Cundy-Bettoney silver clarinet Martin mouthpiece OLD, nickle silver, screw mechanism, intonation

Clarinet: cavalier clarinet information, clarinet
Clarinet: cavalier clarinet information, clarinet

Clarinet: clarinet, master models, eberenz
Clarinet: clarinet, master models, eberenz, ebay

Clarinet: clarinet
Clarinet: clarinet

Clarinet: clarinet, wooden models, silver keys
Clarinet: clarinet, wooden models, silver keys, grenadilla

Clarinet: clarinet, wood clarinet, master model
Clarinet: clarinet, wood clarinet, master model, master models

Clarinet: clarinet concert scales, keys c, eb
Clarinet: clarinet concert scales, keys c, eb, piano keys

Clarinet: what is my clarinet with only B(flat)and LP below, low pitch, woody allen
Clarinet: what is my clarinet with only B(flat)and LP below, low pitch, woody allen, clarinets

Clarinet: clarinet reed strength, rebecca, vote
Clarinet: clarinet reed strength, rebecca, vote

Clarinet: clarinet reeds, fof, quarters
Clarinet: clarinet reeds, fof, quarters

Clarinet: clarinet repair/ upgrade, embouchure, b45
Clarinet: clarinet repair/ upgrade, embouchure, b45, selmer

Clarinet: conn director clarinet, mistake, grain
Clarinet: conn director clarinet, mistake, grain, classical sound

Clarinet: Double Touguing, double tongue, tip of the tongue
Clarinet: Double Touguing, double tongue, tip of the tongue, clarinet

Clarinet: Eb Alto Clarinet and Bb clarinet, weather conditions, malcom
Clarinet: Eb Alto Clarinet and Bb clarinet, weather conditions, malcom, good luck

Clarinet: Eb alto clarinet and Bb clarinet, concert pitch, clarinets
Clarinet: Eb alto clarinet and Bb clarinet, concert pitch, clarinets, scales

Clarinet: Eb Soprano Leblanc Clarinet, excellent condition, clarinet
Clarinet: Eb Soprano Leblanc Clarinet, excellent condition, clarinet

Clarinet: Ebay Clarinet, correct capitalization, english instructor
Clarinet: Ebay Clarinet, correct capitalization, english instructor, english teacher

Clarinet: Est. Value of Buffet Crampon R13 B Flat Clarinet, quality construction, clarinet
Clarinet: Est. Value of Buffet Crampon R13 B Flat Clarinet, quality construction, clarinet

Clarinet: Evette Crampton Buffet Clarinet, exact model, woodwind
Clarinet: Evette Crampton Buffet Clarinet, exact model, woodwind, clarinet

Clarinet: Evette clarinet sponsored by Buffet
Clarinet: Evette clarinet sponsored by Buffet

Clarinet: Evette Master Model, master model, pitches
Clarinet: Evette Master Model, master model, pitches, flair

Clarinet: Flat Clarinet, short sessions, b45
Clarinet: Flat Clarinet, short sessions, b45, mouthpiece

Clarinet: German System?, tone holes, german system
Clarinet: German System?, tone holes, german system, clarinet

Clarinet: Grenadier metal clarinet, band instrument, instrument company
Clarinet: Grenadier metal clarinet, band instrument, instrument company, school bands

Clarinet: Hallmark Clarinet, intonation, clarinet
Clarinet: Hallmark Clarinet, intonation, clarinet, hallmark

Clarinet: Help identifying an old clarinet please, albert boehm, boehm system
Clarinet: Help identifying an old clarinet please, albert boehm, boehm system, haydn

Clarinet: High notes and technique, clarinet player, private teacher
Clarinet: High notes and technique, clarinet player, private teacher, band director

Clarinet: History of Bass Clarinet, bass clarinet, selmer
Clarinet: History of Bass Clarinet, bass clarinet, selmer, serial number

Clarinet: high notes on a clarinet, teat, scales
Clarinet: high notes on a clarinet, teat, scales

Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet Crampon clarinet, buffet crampon, clarinet
Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet Crampon clarinet, buffet crampon, clarinet

Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet model, buffet crampon clarinet, buffet r13
Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet model, buffet crampon clarinet, buffet r13, serial number series

Clarinet: info ..Penzel-Mueller B Empire State #H12760, artist model, empire state
Clarinet: info ..Penzel-Mueller B Empire State #H12760, artist model, empire state, student model

Clarinet: Any info on my Selmer Alto?, selmer paris, clarinet
Clarinet: Any info on my Selmer Alto?, selmer paris, clarinet, alto saxophone

Clarinet: Jeffrey Clarinet, noblet, sears
Clarinet: Jeffrey Clarinet, noblet, sears, gale

Clarinet: King metal clarinet, auction venue, silver kings
Clarinet: King metal clarinet, auction venue, silver kings, excellent condition

Clarinet: LeBlanc Clarinet Key, bass clarinets, flat clarinet
Clarinet: LeBlanc Clarinet Key, bass clarinets, flat clarinet, high pitch

Clarinet: LeBlanc Serial Number, leblanc, ingo
Clarinet: LeBlanc Serial Number, leblanc, ingo, clarinet

Clarinet: Leblanc Clarinet, last four digits, model instrument
Clarinet: Leblanc Clarinet, last four digits, model instrument, student clarinets

Clarinet: Ligatures, clarinet mouthpiece, top notch
Clarinet: Ligatures, clarinet mouthpiece, top notch, robert marcellus

Clarinet: Looking for information on Clarinet I just purchased, evette, buffet crampon
Clarinet: Looking for information on Clarinet I just purchased, evette, buffet crampon, dating system

Clarinet: leblanc spirit, c clarinet, clarinet section
Clarinet: leblanc spirit, c clarinet, clarinet section, paris opera

Clarinet: Maintaining and Care for Wooden Clarinet, clarinets, clarinet
Clarinet: Maintaining and Care for Wooden Clarinet, clarinets, clarinet, 12 months

Clarinet: Martin Freres Paris clarinet, eb clarinet, paris
Clarinet: Martin Freres Paris clarinet, eb clarinet, paris

Clarinet: Martin freres Clarinet, music instrument dealers, inlaws
Clarinet: Martin freres Clarinet, music instrument dealers, inlaws, cold climates

Clarinet: martin freres la monte clarinet, intermediate level, clarinet
Clarinet: martin freres la monte clarinet, intermediate level, clarinet, mouthpiece

Clarinet: metal clarinet, clarinets, quality level
Clarinet: metal clarinet, clarinets, quality level, nuernberger

Clarinet: metal clarinet, soprano sax, clarinet
Clarinet: metal clarinet, soprano sax, clarinet, music store

Clarinet: N Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet, serial numbers
Clarinet: N Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet, serial numbers, parent company

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet 1970's, clarinets, clarinet
Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet 1970's, clarinets, clarinet

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Made in France
Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Made in France

Clarinet: Normandy 5 clarinet, normandy, gale
Clarinet: Normandy 5 clarinet, normandy, gale

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, professional instruments, clarinets
Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, professional instruments, clarinets, knowledgeable person

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet (wood), conn selmer inc, service coordinator
Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet (wood), conn selmer inc, service coordinator, clarinets

Clarinet: Normandy clarinet value, job
Clarinet: Normandy clarinet value, job

Clarinet: Normandy Special Value??, clarinets, proprietary information
Clarinet: Normandy Special Value??, clarinets, proprietary information, serial number

Clarinet: Notes keep going into high octave!, clarinetists, school orchestra
Clarinet: Notes keep going into high octave!, clarinetists, school orchestra, clarinets

Clarinet: noblet a15205, 1750s, forerunner
Clarinet: noblet a15205, 1750s, forerunner, clarinet

Clarinet: noblet clarinet age, quality instruments, leblanc
Clarinet: noblet clarinet age, quality instruments, leblanc, noblet

Clarinet: Older Artley Wood Clarinet, band director, mouthpiece
Clarinet: Older Artley Wood Clarinet, band director, mouthpiece, professional clarinetist

Clarinet: old clarinet, clarinetist, opperman
Clarinet: old clarinet, clarinetist, opperman, who is my neighbor

Clarinet: how old is my clarinet, french manufacturer, clarinets
Clarinet: how old is my clarinet, french manufacturer, clarinets, normandy

Clarinet: old clarinet, cork grease, soap and water
Clarinet: old clarinet, cork grease, soap and water, clarinet

Clarinet: How old is my son's conn clarinet?, joy of music, clarinet
Clarinet: How old is my son's conn clarinet?, joy of music, clarinet, serial number

Clarinet: orsi model number, grandad, clarinet
Clarinet: orsi model number, grandad, clarinet, serial number

Clarinet: Pan American Clarinet, knowledge page, mouthpiece
Clarinet: Pan American Clarinet, knowledge page, mouthpiece, serial number

Clarinet: Pedlar clarinets, low pitch, high pitch
Clarinet: Pedlar clarinets, low pitch, high pitch, band instrument

Clarinet: PIERRE REVAN CLARINET, wood clarinet, pitch control
Clarinet: PIERRE REVAN CLARINET, wood clarinet, pitch control, revan

Clarinet: How to play highest F# and G, f sharp
Clarinet: How to play highest F# and G, f sharp

Clarinet: Reed knives and clippers, tom ridenour, atg
Clarinet: Reed knives and clippers, tom ridenour, atg, reed

Clarinet: Regent Glorifone - Metal Clarinet, clarinets, fingering
Clarinet: Regent Glorifone - Metal Clarinet, clarinets, fingering, gale

Clarinet: Rene Duval, antique instruments, quality instruments
Clarinet: Rene Duval, antique instruments, quality instruments, clarinets

Clarinet: reeds, harmful to your health, film canister
Clarinet: reeds, harmful to your health, film canister, reeds

Clarinet: regent clairnet value, playable instrument, mouthpiece
Clarinet: regent clairnet value, playable instrument, mouthpiece, clarinet

Clarinet: regent clarinet, clarinets, pro model
Clarinet: regent clarinet, clarinets, pro model, new instruments

Clarinet: Selmer CL 300 vs. 301, clarinet, wood body
Clarinet: Selmer CL 300 vs. 301, clarinet, wood body, cl

Clarinet: Selmer Paris Brevete A clarinet, chalumeau, eb
Clarinet: Selmer Paris Brevete A clarinet, chalumeau, eb, clarinets

Clarinet: Sherwood Clarinet, definitive answer, clarinet
Clarinet: Sherwood Clarinet, definitive answer, clarinet, melodic tone

Clarinet: SiB Clarinet
Clarinet: SiB Clarinet

Clarinet: A Silver Clarinet?
Clarinet: A Silver Clarinet?

Clarinet: scales, metranome, time work
Clarinet: scales, metranome, time work, musician

Clarinet: selmer omega clarinet
Clarinet: selmer omega clarinet

Clarinet: series 9 clarinet, o brien, mouthpiece
Clarinet: series 9 clarinet, o brien, mouthpiece, paragraph

Clarinet: Thibouville Freres France Bb wooden clarinet, music shop, senior year
Clarinet: Thibouville Freres France Bb wooden clarinet, music shop, senior year, clarinet

Clarinet: Thibouville-Lamy clarinet, violin bow, lamy
Clarinet: Thibouville-Lamy clarinet, violin bow, lamy, violins

Clarinet: how much do you think my clarinet is worth?, student model, clarinet
Clarinet: how much do you think my clarinet is worth?, student model, clarinet, marching band

Clarinet: type of clarnet?, best brands, clarinet
Clarinet: type of clarnet?, best brands, clarinet

Clarinet: undertones, mouthpiece, sliver
Clarinet: undertones, mouthpiece, sliver, clarinet

Clarinet: Value of antique clarinet, keywork, sweet tone
Clarinet: Value of antique clarinet, keywork, sweet tone, clarinetist

Clarinet: Value of Conn Clarinet, leslie mann, serial number
Clarinet: Value of Conn Clarinet, leslie mann, serial number

Clarinet: Value of a clarinet, case description, clarinet
Clarinet: Value of a clarinet, case description, clarinet, serial number

Clarinet: Vibrato, jazz clarinet, butterman
Clarinet: Vibrato, jazz clarinet, butterman, vibrato

Clarinet: value of my clarinet, buffet clarinet, tara
Clarinet: value of my clarinet, buffet clarinet, tara

Clarinet: value of Selmer Signet, wood clarinet, upper intermediate level
Clarinet: value of Selmer Signet, wood clarinet, upper intermediate level, prime condition

Clarinet: value of used vito clarinet, corks
Clarinet: value of used vito clarinet, corks

Clarinet: vintage Bb Leblanc clarinet, eb, clarinets
Clarinet: vintage Bb Leblanc clarinet, eb, clarinets, middle finger

Clarinet: Wood Clarinet, professional quality instrument, clarinet
Clarinet: Wood Clarinet, professional quality instrument, clarinet, horst

Clarinet: Yamaha YCL 240 or 24D or 24II...think its that, rancho santa fe, value increases
Clarinet: Yamaha YCL 240 or 24D or 24II...think its that, rancho santa fe, value increases, clarinet

Clarinet: York Clarinet, clarinets
Clarinet: York Clarinet, clarinets

Clarinet: fair price for this clarinet, selmer, clarinet
selmer, clarinet, mouthpiece: Ronelle, You haven t said wht kind of clarinet is it or anything aboutit, so with the description you gave me, I would give a guess that a price of $350 wouldn t be out of line if the clarinet is in good playing conditin and the pads good and the case good....

Clarinet: Where can i find a high fingering chart, clarinet method, fingering chart
clarinet method, fingering chart, deandre jones: I think this is a duplicate question. My first answer still stands: Rather than trying to find fingerings on line, go to your band director. He ll have fingering charts for all instruments. If he doesn t, ask him to order for you a Rubank Clarinet Method...

Clarinet: finding the name of a clarinet, question pool, clarinets
question pool, clarinets, clarinet: Hello! Got your question from the question pool and I thought I might be able to help. After a little of searching around I found some interesting information. There is a possibility that your clarinet is a Vito from 1975. The clarinets made by them...

Clarinet: finger chart, clarinet study, clarinet player
clarinet study, clarinet player, fingering chart: Thanks for writing. There are tons of fingering charts available on the web. Try: http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Study/FingeringCharts/bbfinger.html That s a pretty good fingering chart. You can print it off as well. Good Luck and Thanks for Writing,...

Clarinet: G leblanc paris, leblanc paris, usa clarinets
leblanc paris, usa clarinets, paris during wwii: Hi Ray, That is so great that your father is still playing! I would need more info on the Leblanc to know what he has (and even then I might not be able to offer much, I m afraid), but below is a link that may lead you to the answers you seek. http://www.gleblanc.com/instruments/Leblanc_usa_clarinets.php...

Clarinet: German System?, clarinet mouthpiece, german system
clarinet mouthpiece, german system, fingering chart: Well, you ll need a fingering chart for German system and just pull out at the barrel and the center of the clarinet. It should be okay. Try it with a tuner and if after a while you still aren t satisfied you can always sell it to someone else. German...

Clarinet: Grenadier metal clarinet, best guess, band instrument
best guess, band instrument, mouth piece: Dave, My resource doesn t show you clarinet, but my best guess is that it was manfactured around 1915. In good playing condition and case good, the clarinet should be wroth, as an antique, in th $700s. I suggest you see an antique dealer who deals with...

Clarinet: a good clarinet, buffet r13 clarinet, selmer mark vi
buffet r13 clarinet, selmer mark vi, wood clarinet: Michael, My suggestion for you is to get the Noblet 40 or a Selmoer Signet. I would suggest an HS* mouthpiece with either instrument. The ligerature that comes with the clarinet will do fine. No, wood instruments do not rot, but they do have a tendency...

Clarinet: H. Bettoney Bb clariret, bass clarinet, paul thanks
bass clarinet, paul thanks, antique dealer: Paul Thanks for the additional information. The Bettoney is made by Cudney-Bettoney, probably around 1960. I realize this is vague, but my resource book doesn t even list the serial number. You very well may have an antique clarinet, which would make...

Clarinet: HARRY PEDLAR METAL CLARINET NO. 3113, thumb rest, band instrument
thumb rest, band instrument, pedlar: George, I have no idea of the value of the clarinet you mentioned. A metal clarinet in good condition is worth quite a bit. If the case is good, it s woth more. You need to see a repariperson or a music store that has an Allied Band Instrument Book....

Clarinet: Hallmark Clarinet, snare drum, finger hole
snare drum, finger hole, approximate age: Jodi, The only serial number that matches yours is for a Schilke clarinet made in 1971. Hallmark is a off brand. That doesn t mean anything is wrong with the clarinet. When instruments are made they are then examined. If any flaws are found, the instrument...

Clarinet: Hallmark Clarinet, wood clarinet, thumb rest
wood clarinet, thumb rest, visible markings: Jen, Hallmark clarinets were made back in the 50s and 60s. It was made by, I believe, Conn. The wood clarinet was a top line student model; the plastic or composit were lower line student. You should be able to find a serial number just above the thumb...

Clarinet: Hello Sir, miami moon, petite piece
miami moon, petite piece, big boys: I am really good. The big boys like to play pieces that show off their bravura. Miami Moon is a piece I give to the enfeebled to help them pass the time and take their mind off of their weakness. I suggest that you try Petite Piece by Debussy as a starter...

Clarinet: Help, elementary clarinet method, chromatic scales
elementary clarinet method, chromatic scales, rubank book: Terran, To learn the notes above high F, I suggest you get the Rubank Elementary Clarinet Method book. To learn the chromatic scales in thirds, forths, etc, the Lazrus book will do just fine. The Rubank book will cost around $5.95 and the Lazrus will...

Clarinet: Help with barrell!, vito clarinet
vito clarinet: Don t panic buddy. Click barrels are OK, but are most helpful for the younger beginner. I imagine that you are much more advanced since you have such a nice clarinet. If you are having trouble with tuning, try the click. You may be delightfully surprised...

Clarinet: Help identifying an old clarinet please, edinburgh university collection, information on the clarinet
edinburgh university collection, information on the clarinet, historic musical instruments: Hello! This is a great one! I m going to do an in-depth study for you. It will take some time. Then I ll do a follow up to let you know what I find out. First, I need you to scour the clarinet looking for a serial number of any kind. Also, is the keywork...

Clarinet: Help with other expert..., clarinetists, mouthpiece
clarinetists, mouthpiece, bottom lip: Hmmm.... I don t want to comment on another expert as we are all highly qualified clarinetists and her advice is only as good as mine. Just kidding. I ve never heard of blowing through the mouthpiece. You ve been doing it for hours? Are you feeling...

Clarinet: Help!, musical dictionary, alternate fingerings
musical dictionary, alternate fingerings, rubank: Dear Confused, Don t let trills get you down! A trill is a rapid going back and forth between a note and the note just above it. For example, if you re doing a trill on C, go CDCDCDCD as fast as you can. Make sure you trill in the right key! If you...

Clarinet: Henri Selmer clarinet, selmer clarinet, henri selmer
selmer clarinet, henri selmer, local music store: Gail, I m sorry, but the information you gave is of no value. The X could mean almost anything. It s very possible that the clarinet was manufactured during the War. Records in Europe were lost at that time. Serial numbers were lost, only batch numbers...

Clarinet: High C, frank dobson, tone holes
frank dobson, tone holes, private teacher: Try tightening you lips more to form an appropriate altissimo (meaning high note range) embouchure. Tighten your lips, try and make an even airflow in the instrument, and consider squeezing the tone holes just a bit tighter (somnetimes that helps). You may...

Clarinet: High Notes For Clarinet, high tones, embouchure
high tones, embouchure, part of the tongue: Ingrid, This is more complicated to answer than to do. I hope you ll be able to understand this. It s really much easier to be with a teacher and let him or her show you than to try to describe it, but here goes: To tongue, place the upper part of...

Clarinet: High Notes, vandoren reed, coners
vandoren reed, coners, curle: Caitlyn, The usual redemy for not getting high notes on clarinet is a combination of the mouthpiece/reed, ebmouchure and air. I suggest you use at least a 2 1/2 reed, possibly a 3, but no stronger. I would suggest you use a VanDoren reed. Put the reed...

Clarinet: High notes and technique, trumpet soloists, bottom teeth
trumpet soloists, bottom teeth, vibrato: Lily, Question: Thanks for your answer. So is the top teeth touching the mouthpiece? Also, I just tried the the saxophone. Is the embrochure any different from the clarinet? I m also having difficulties hitting the low notes. Do you have any advise? ...

Clarinet: Highest End F# & G, rebecca rebecca, fingering chart
rebecca rebecca, fingering chart, middle fingers: Hi Laura, Congratulations for pushing yourself. I tried to find an online fingering chart that shows the notes you re asking about, but I m not having luck. Send me an email at beccat4545@hotmail.com and I will attach a scanned a document so that you can...

Clarinet: History of Bass Clarinet, bass clarinet, selmer
bass clarinet, selmer, bundy: Holly, Selmer was very, VERY bad at keeping records during WW I & II. The best I can tell you is that probably your bass clarinet was made sometime around 1938. Selmer started keeping better records around 1956. Sorry I can t help any more, but Selmer...

Clarinet: Holton Clarinet Age/Value, ebay, old music
ebay, old music, clarinets: I did not realize it was a metal clarinet. Metal clarinets can typically be bought/sold on ebay for between $50 and $100 depending on condition. There is nothing inherently wrong with a metal clarinet; they are just not popular. They are actually very...

Clarinet: Holton Clarinet, world war ii, elkhorn wisconsin
world war ii, elkhorn wisconsin, brass metal: You are correct, it is nickel-plated brass. Metal clarinets were made during World War II. I believe it was because of the difficulty of getting the grenadilia wood from Africa during that time. Or maybe it was to save money. All metal clarinets had a one-piece...

Clarinet: help! i would like to date my wooden clarinet, jackie jackie, eighth note
jackie jackie, eighth note, piccard: Jackie, The only clarinets with a serial number beginning with A, according to my resource is and Olds or Reynolds. I have no records of an Andre Piccard . The instrument you have may be a flawed instrument made by a brand name company and sold to...

Clarinet: high notes on a clarinet, clarinet study, soda bottle
clarinet study, soda bottle, upper teeth: Sarah, Glad to hear you re playing again! Here s a link to a good chart: http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Study/FingeringCharts/bbfinger.html I hope you like it. My advice is to ignore the fingering chart at first and simply play the low notes...

Clarinet: Identify & Date old wood clarinet, music instrument dealer, wood clarinet
music instrument dealer, wood clarinet, finger holes: Danette, I ve never heard of Sherwood clarinets. Probably what you have is an instrument that was made by Selmer, Conn, Buffet, etc, but had some kind of flaw. These flawed instruments (a flaw doesn t hurt the playing - the finish might be too dark or...

Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet Crampon clarinet, buffet crampon clarinet, serial number chart
buffet crampon clarinet, serial number chart, ebay: Francie, Unfortunately I am not aware of any serial number charts for E-11 model clarinets. I think the E-11 has been made since the 1950s and is still being made today, so there is no telling when during that range this one was made. If you need to...

Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet model, serial number search, local music store
serial number search, local music store, buffet clarinet: Thanks for writing. This is a Buffet R13, indicated by the fact that it shows up on the Buffet serial number search (only pro instruments will show up), and that it has no model number indicated on the clarinet itself. These are high end instruments, considered...

Clarinet: Improving a Buffet E 11 clarinet, buffet e11 clarinet, vandoren mouthpiece
buffet e11 clarinet, vandoren mouthpiece, tone sound: Hi matthew, Sorry to take so long in answering, for some reason I did not receive the notice in my email when you posted the question. You can visit a large music store and try some other barrels, such as Moennig (sp?) and Chadash. They cost over $100,...

Clarinet: Info on Pertin clarinet, clarinet fingering chart, wood clarinet
clarinet fingering chart, wood clarinet, german system: I may have misunderstood you. When you said fingerings , I thought you meant the clarinets use a different key system from the common Boehm system. If one of the clarinets is only slightly (perhaps half an inch) longer then the other, it means one clarinet...

Clarinet: Instrument Choice, clark fobes, jim pyne
clark fobes, jim pyne, clarinet buffet: Hi William, You should be able to achieve a rich tone on your current clarinet. A rich sound results from the presence of certain overtones. While the clarinet does influence this, more important is the your throat cavity, your air, and your mouthpiece....

Clarinet: info check, boosey hawkes, student model
boosey hawkes, student model, professional model: Jordan, As best as I can tell, your clarinet is made of composite, which means it is a combination of wood and plastic. That makes the clarinet better than a student model, but not yet a professional model. You have a fine clarinet. Musically, Gale...

Clarinet: info ..Penzel-Mueller B Empire State #H12760, student clarinets, thumb rest
student clarinets, thumb rest, symble: Carl, This is a bit confusing, so follow along with me, please. In German, B is the symble for Bb. So, German made clarinet with a B is in reality a Bb clarinet. Unless you know what to look for, trying to find out if a clarinet is a student or pro...

Clarinet: Any info on my Selmer Alto?, henri selmer paris, alto clarinet
henri selmer paris, alto clarinet, gold stamp: Patricia, A true Selmer instrument will have only Selmer on it. You have, probably, an instrument that is a copy of a Selmer. It no doubt is a good one, however. The R in the ring represents a copywrite, but my resource book doesn t give me any information....

Clarinet: information on clarinet, buffet r13 clarinet, serial number search
buffet r13 clarinet, serial number search, local music store: You can go to the Buffet-Crampon website at www.buffet-crampon.com and try their serial number search. Unfortunately, the Buffet company has failed to keep entirely accurate records of their serial numbers, so this could potentially provide limited information....

Clarinet: More information on my clarinet?, scheiber, resource material
scheiber, resource material, corks: Valerie, None of my resource material shows a clarinet with the brand name Scheiber and Sohne. I m sure you have a good clarinet, however, but it very well may be an instrument that was flawed at it s manufacturing and sold to a chain such as Sears, Wards,...

Clarinet: how much its worth & info, wood clarinet, good shape
wood clarinet, good shape, gale: Mark, The Evette was a very good student instrument. If in good playing condition and the case is in good condition, you should be able to get upwards of $300, perhaps a little more depending on where you live. Hope this helps. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: Jean Cartier Bass Clarinet, alamo music center, having trouble finding information
alamo music center, having trouble finding information, jean cartier: Robert, Go to Alamo Music Center at info@alamomusic.com and I think you might be able to find out what a used Jean Cartier would be worth. My best guess is that it would be worth in the neighborhood of $850 to $900 if in good condition (pads, corks,...

Clarinet: Jeffrey Clarinet, resource books, clarinet
resource books, clarinet, lacquer: Ev, I saw a Jeffery clarinet for sale on-line for $650. My resource books don t say anything about that particular make. It may be a flawed instrument by a brand name maker. Since there was a flaw of some kind, lacquer bad, or holes uneven - whatever...

Clarinet: King metal clarinet, clown band, clarient
clown band, clarient, silver keys: Massimo, Metal clarinets haven t been made for more than 60 years. They were fine clarinets, but the wood clarinets sounded much better and the plastic clarient were much less expensive. The gold is a laquer on the clarinet. The instrument is worth...

Clarinet: L Berthiot Clarinet, wood clarinet, ebay
wood clarinet, ebay, grenadilla wood: Steve, A couple of answers for you. If you live close to a music store that has private teachers, get signed up for some lessons. If you already know something about music, the lessons will be much easier. I don t know how long you ll need to take...

Clarinet: LaBlanc Knoblet 4, piece of furniture, granddaughter
piece of furniture, granddaughter, clarinet: Thanks for writing. According to my list, this instrument was manufactured in 1974 by the Leblanc Corporation. Noblets were higher end intermediate instruments. Although all of the Noblets I have seen are wooden, it is possible Leblanc made them out of...

Clarinet: LaMonte Silver clarinet, corks, clarinet
corks, clarinet, gale: Keith, LaMonte has been around for a long time. If the clarinet is made of wood, all the better. Some were made of plastic and some from wood. If the case is good and the pads, corks, and springs good, you have an instrument of worth - make sure you...

Clarinet: Le Blanc clarinet, wood clarinet, grenadilla wood
wood clarinet, grenadilla wood, intermediate model: Sorry I don t know which model of Leblanc clarinet you have or how old it is. Its value would depend on factors such as - how old it is - whether it is Leblanc s professional model, or a student or intermediate model - its condition (scratches, cracks,...

Clarinet: Learning Clarinet, clarinet teachers, clarinet teacher
clarinet teachers, clarinet teacher, expert guidance: Hi Blake, No, it should not be so difficult to play the clarinet. The solution to your son s clarinet playing problems is that he needs lessons from a clarinet teacher. There are some skills which it is possible to learn from a book, or by watching a...

Clarinet: LeBlanc Clarinet Key, leblanc paris, key signature
leblanc paris, key signature, allexperts: Lisa, What you re saying is that the clarinet is pirched in B rather than Bb. I ve heard of that, but never seen one. I was told when I was a college student that clarinets were made in several keys for the sake of the player sometimes not being able...

Clarinet: LeBlanc clarinet, local music store, serial number list
local music store, serial number list, accurate estimate: Thanks for writing. According to my serial number list, this clarinet was manufactured before 1964 (this is potentially inaccurate due to bad manufacturer s record keeping). It is almost definitely made of grenadilla wood, a species that grows only in...

Clarinet: LeBlanc Noblet clarinet, noblet clarinet, place hope
noblet clarinet, place hope, taylor music: David, Try 1800usaband.com which is the former Taylor Music in Abdendeen, SD. Their phone number is 1-800-872-2263. The sell all instrument of every brand and they have probably the best repair shop around. Another place is Allied Supply Corp in Elkhoen,...

Clarinet: LeBlanc Serial Number, buffet clarinets, leblanc paris
buffet clarinets, leblanc paris, lablanc: Justin, LaBlanc was a good brand. It rivaled Selmer and Buffet. My clarinet instructor in college endorsed both LaBlanc and Buffet clarinets. He did it by carrying his Buffet R-13 in a LaBlanc case! The clarinet was manufactured in the 60s. it was...

Clarinet: LeBlanc Value, local music store, serial number list
local music store, serial number list, professional instrument: Thank you for writing. According to my serial number list, this instrument was manufactured in 1964. Unfortunately, all serial number lists are potentially inaccurate due to bad record keeping on the part of the manufacturer. The Leblanc Classic clarinet...

Clarinet: Leblanc Clarinet, thumb rest, jennifer jennifer
thumb rest, jennifer jennifer, kenosha wisconsin: Jennifer, I don t know of a Lablanc clarinet that has that many numbers for a serial number. Six is the most instruments have. Also, I ve never known of a instrument manufacturing company in Wisconsin. The Lablanc is a French clarinet. The serial...

Clarinet: Lessons/self taught or other, local music store, adult education programs
local music store, adult education programs, clarinet lessons: Dave, I m glad you re wanting to learn to play. Sorry this letter is so late - I ve been on the road from Kansas to Florida. Make sure the clarinet is is in good playing condition. Take it to a music store and let the repairperson check it out. Also,...

Clarinet: Level of reed, wonderful journey, guitar shops
wonderful journey, guitar shops, music stores: Congratulations on beginning a wonderful journey on the Clarinet. I would suggest that Rico are fine to start with, and most music stores do offer the sale of reeds as singles. I would choose a 2 to start, if you can, or a 2 and a half. You should find a music...

Clarinet: Ligatures, flat clarinet, vandoren b45
flat clarinet, vandoren b45, ligature: You got that right! There ARE way too many choices of ligatures nowadays! I have tried a lot of ligatures in my day and I feel that the Bonade Inverted Ligature would be best for high school. They are cheap and usually available at local music shops,...

Clarinet: Looking for information on Clarinet I just purchased, buffet clarinets, wood clarinet
buffet clarinets, wood clarinet, evette clarinet: Carroll, The Evette brand indicated an intermediate model clarinet made by the Buffet Crampon company in Paris. During the 1970s-1980s, Evette clarinets (and the even better Evette Master Model clarinets) were made of wood very similar to the professional...

Clarinet: Lousy Tone, clarinet players, bad habit
clarinet players, bad habit, lower register: I don t really think that there is anything else you can do other than remind yourself not to bite. If you were biting, you would know it. Your lower lip lets you know that it has been abused! :-) You may try switching reed brands. The mouthpiece...

Clarinet: lachapelle clarinet, drum head, instrument makers
drum head, instrument makers, reem: Candice, I ve never heard of a Lachapelle clarinet. That doesn t mean there isn t one, I just haven t heard of it. Often, instrument makers will sell defective instruments to department stores, such as Sears, Wal Mart, etc. The defects are so small the...

Clarinet: learning the clarinet, elementary clarinet method, rubank book
elementary clarinet method, rubank book, chromatic scales: Sherry, Your daughter should get a Rubank Elementary Clarinet Method Book. This book has all the scales and fingerings. If she is a student, her band director will either have the book or can get it. The cost will be around $6.00. The G scales is:...

Clarinet: leblanc spirit, woodwind and brasswind, buffet r13
woodwind and brasswind, buffet r13, clarinet lessons: Hi Kevin, I could t find anything on the Leblanc website, but a post (pasted at bottom) on the clarinet bulletin board at woodwind.org suggests that it is a student model clarinet (since it uses plastic - intermediate models typically use wood). The...

Clarinet: What level of service would you recommend?, flat clarinet, mechanical overhaul
flat clarinet, mechanical overhaul, noblet: Terri, If the clarinet is in good mechaniczl condition, there s no reason to do anything but a repad. In a repad, the repairperson will adjust all the keys for you. Glad you re playing again. It might suprise you to know how much your clarinet is worth...

Clarinet: M. Martin Clarinet, wood clarinet, decent shape
wood clarinet, decent shape, student model: Sorry but I haven t heard of M.Martin before so I don t know what sort of quality that clarinet is. It might be an intermediate instrument or a professional model. If your son is just starting out, the quality of the instrument won t be a factor; it just...

Clarinet: Maintaining and Care for Wooden Clarinet, selmer clarinets, clarinet lessons
selmer clarinets, clarinet lessons, moisture buildup: Hi Nicolas, Wood clarinets do require extra care. The clarinet community is divided on the usefulness of bore oil. I used a very small amount on my first two clarinets once every 6-12 months in the first couple of years. My last clarinet I didn t bother...

Clarinet: Martin Freres D Clarinet, musical instrument dealer, wood clarinet
musical instrument dealer, wood clarinet, concert key: Bill, I m familiar with Martin instruments, but not Martin Freres. I haven t heard of or seen a clarient pitched in D. That would be one full step ablve concert, and there would be no reason for a clarinet to be pitched there. There are Eb clarnets,...

Clarinet: Martin Freres Paris clarinet, master model, corks
master model, corks, clarinet: I m sorry but I haven t heard of Martin Freres. It could be very nice quality or it could be poor quality, I really couldn t tell. But if you take it to an instrument repairman, he would be able to look at it and quickly say whether it would be worth fixing....

Clarinet: Martin freres Clarinet, antique instrument, ebay
antique instrument, ebay, antique dealer: Dave, Your clarinet was probably manufactured in about 1915 to 1920. Martin was an excellent brand name for instruments up through about 1965. I saw one on eBay not long ago that was selling for less that $15.00. You might want to check with an antique...

Clarinet: Metal Clarinet Quality, Age, chuck lund, mouth piece
chuck lund, mouth piece, grand daughter: Chuck, I ve had several questions about metal clairnets lately. According to my resource book, the instrument in question was prpbably made between 1925 and 1930. King is a good name and the Valenti model was a prime one in its day. I m suprised that...

Clarinet: Metal Clarinet, wooden lags, clarinet mouthpiece
wooden lags, clarinet mouthpiece, snare drum: Andrew, The Cavalier was a good instrument in its day - but that was in the long ago. Yes, you re missing the barrell. I don t even know if you could get one for that instrument now. Check with instrument repairpersons or with music stores and see if...

Clarinet: Metal Northup-Baxter Co. clarinet, baxter co, northup
baxter co, northup, mouth piece: Jade, I don t know about the clarinet you bought. Let me suggest you go to a repair shop or music store. They would have a catalogue og instruments according to serial numbers. They would be able to give you detailed information. If you don t live close...

Clarinet: Middle school band, rebecca rebecca, welcome dawn
rebecca rebecca, welcome dawn, excess tension: Dawn- Good luck, I m sure you ll have lots of fun! That s the most important thing, after all. But here s a few (ha ha) tips on clarinet, just in case you re able to reinforce good habits along the way (email me at toutr@uwgb.edu for an attached copy, though...

Clarinet: Mignon Clarinet, silver rim, tone holes
silver rim, tone holes, silver keys: have, I m not familiar with a Mignon clarinet and my resources don t show it. I have a feeling it was a flawed instrument made by a brand name company and sold to a chain such as Sears. The chain is then free to put whatever name or model it wishes. ...

Clarinet: Model of Buffet?, buffet crampon clarinet, thumb rest
buffet crampon clarinet, thumb rest, hand thumb: Julie, There is a book put out by Alliad Band Instrument that gives information about all instruments according to serial numbers. A repairperson or a good music store will have such a book. I no longer have mine since I retired. You ll find the serial...

Clarinet: Monopole Conservatoires Paris, conservatoires paris, selmer bundy
conservatoires paris, selmer bundy, clarinets: Tammy, You have a clarinet that s worth quite a bit, I d say at least $1,200. I agree that it shouldn t be in the rain. Let me suggest you get a composit clarinet. A composit is a combination of both wood and plastic. A good clarinet would be a Selmer...

Clarinet: My Mothers Clarinet, replacement case, artist model
replacement case, artist model, case check: Maureen, Your clarinet was manufactured in about 1935, give or take a couple of years. You can type Moenning Brothers and go to their website. You might find out more information there. As to restoration, in my opinion a used clarinet would be the...

Clarinet: Mouthpieces, vandoren mouthpieces, principal clarinetist
vandoren mouthpieces, principal clarinetist, noblet paris: Hi there! Congratulations on getting back to playing the clarinet! The most important thing you can do is get a GOOD teacher. Ask around for recommendations and find someone really special. The price is generally the same for all of the different quality...

Clarinet: Music Schools, fellow hockey fans, canadian orchestras
fellow hockey fans, canadian orchestras, college conservatory: Hi Andrew, It s great to hear that you have an open mind. You must have terrific potential for your teacher to be encouraging you to strive for the top schools. The most important factor is going to be your clarinet teacher at the college where you attend....

Clarinet: martin freres la monte clarinet, flat clarinet, musician friend
flat clarinet, musician friend, professional musician: LuAnn, You have a good clarinet - I think your musician friend is right on, but in my area the value would be about $200 lower. If the clarinet is in good working condition, and I m sure it is if you just had it worked on, get a Selmer HS* mouthpiece....

Clarinet: metal clarinet, mint condition, initial question
mint condition, initial question, key hole: Hi Ann: I think I may have your answer. The instrument you are referring to was manufactured in 1810 in Dresden. The main bore measurements are 14.4 and at the register key-hole at: 14.5 As I mentioned at the outset, the clarinet is defined by having a...

Clarinet: metal clarinet, music expert, german metal
music expert, german metal, greville: Ann, I don t know what kid of clarinet you have, but it probably is German. Metal clarinets were popular in the 20 s and 3- s. Today they are used a lot in clown bands. The side keys are alternate fingering keys. Mosty, they make the instrument play...

Clarinet: metal clarinet, professional clarinetist, orchestral musicians
professional clarinetist, orchestral musicians, clarinets: Well you mentioned that it needed new pads, but I would have to guess that it needed every single pad on the entire instrument. At least there can t be any cracks! It should be a range of $40-300, depending on the number of pads that need replacing....

Clarinet: metal clarinet, rene dumont, boehm system
rene dumont, boehm system, antique instrument: Bogo, Thanks for the question about metal clarients. Mine is a King. Metal clarinets haven t been made for YEARS. I really don t know where you d find one other than a speciality music store or yard sale. You might try eBay and see if someone has a...

Clarinet: musical instrument, selmer clarinet, s high school
selmer clarinet, s high school, band instruments: Mary, I used a Selmer Series 9 during my college days in the late 60s. As far as I m concerned it s the 2nd best clarinet there is. The best is the Buffet. I m surprised your band director doesn t know about a Selmer instrument. Personally, I would...

Clarinet: N Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet clarinet, noblet paris
noblet clarinet, noblet paris, local music store: Debbie, I m not familiar with an N Noblet. Also, my resource material only has prefixs as A not B. If the clarinet is working OK, let the music store guide you. It is possible that you have a Noblet clarinet that was a flawed instrument when manufactured....

Clarinet: N Noblet Paris value, noblet paris, noblet clarinets
noblet paris, noblet clarinets, best guess: Joanie, Your clarinet doesn t show up in my resource material, but I m familiar with Noblet clarinets. My best guess is that the clarinet would be wroth upwards of $400 if in good condition. A repad would cost about $95, so you might wish to have a price...

Clarinet: Noblet 50 Clarinet, noblet clarinet, great shape
noblet clarinet, great shape, wholesale price: Jill, A new Noblet would cost about $1200. If the horn is in as good of condition as you say, I would start by offering $500, with the understanding that the owner wants more than that. I don t think I d go over $750, however. Before you make any bid,...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet 1970's, noblet paris, noblet clarinet
noblet paris, noblet clarinet, replating: Meg, If money is a problem, I would fix up the Noblet. If you can afford it, however, another clarinet would be better. Here s why: You have an older clarinet with no guarantee. One from a store would be newer, if used, or new and either would have...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Age?, wood clarinet, business fluctuations
wood clarinet, business fluctuations, deeper sound: Hi Geojenn, It looks like 1970 (http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/Leblanc.html) Which would make it an intermediate clarinet made by Leblanc. I ve heard some decent intermediate horns and some lousy ones, but it sounds like you lucked...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Age, batch numbers, serial code
batch numbers, serial code, resource books: James, With the information you ve given me, I find in my resource books that your clarinet was manufactured in 1932. During the Wars (between 1929 and 1957, records were lost for the Buffet Company, which makes Noblet. We don t have individual serial...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Made in France, noblet clarinet, clarinets
noblet clarinet, clarinets, posession: Metal clarinets were made in the 1940s and early 1950s, I believe. They were a less expensive and more durable alternative to wood, but ceased to be made as soon as plastic became a viable alternative. Your instrument is probably nickel-plated brass, but...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, gnats, corks
gnats, corks, clarinet: Ellen, Since it was 1962, yes, it is a Noblet 40 - a very good clarinet. It s a top line student instrument. I had a 40 for several years before I got my Buffet R-13. I would say the pads are OK since it hasn t been played. However, just setting in...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, noblet clarinet, guarantee card
noblet clarinet, guarantee card, expert answer: Marius, According to my resource book, your Noblet clarinet was manufactured around 1960. I cannot explain the April 12, 1988 on the guarantee card. Noblet is made by Buffet. It is a top line student instrument, and I would say the street value today...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, student model, janet janet
student model, janet janet, approximate value: Janet, Your clarinet was made between 1964 and 1966, by the Buffet Company. The estimated value is good playing condition and the case in good condition would be in the neighborhood of $350 - $400. It is a top line student instument. You have a good...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, serial number list, pawn shop
serial number list, pawn shop, noblet clarinet: Thanks for writing. According to my serial number list, this instrument was manufactured in 1972. This is potentially inaccurate due to manufacturer s laziness, however. For cleaning, take it to the music store, because doing it improperly can really screw...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet made in France, antique musical instruments, noblet clarinet
antique musical instruments, noblet clarinet, band instrument: Carole, According to my resource book, the Allied Band Instrument Manuel, your clarinet was made around 1931. I would estimate it s value to be around $700 as an antique. As an instrument to play in a school band, you ll probably not get any buyers. ...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet serial number 6366, condition thanks, clarinet
condition thanks, clarinet, serial number: Thanks for writing. According to my list, this instrument was made in 1967. Noblets were high end intermediate instruments manufactured by the Leblanc Corporation. In good condition, this instrument will be worth around $400. Thanks for Asking, Fran...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, noblet paris, exact age
noblet paris, exact age, corks: Martha, Without a serial number I can t know the exact age of the clarinet. The #27 is the model. However, the Noblets are good instruments and I would GUESS the instrument is five to 20 years old. I think the value would be around $750 to $900. New,...

Clarinet: Noblet metal clarinet, ebay, clarinet
ebay, clarinet, couple days: Nate, I have no idea of the instrument, however, you can go to a repair shop or music store and they can look into their Allied Book and check the instrument s serial number and you ll know everything about the clarinet. It sound like you have a pretty...

Clarinet: Noblet Paris #27 Serial Number, noblet paris, priceless family
noblet paris, priceless family, homeowners ins: Hi Perry, Usually, the serial number is located at the bottom of the second-largest piece. It s etched in the wood and doesn t usually wear away, though I guess it s possible. Good luck finding it, and I m happy to hear that a fourth generation is...

Clarinet: Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet paris, flat clarinet
noblet paris, flat clarinet, flat horn: Thank you for writing. Congratulations on picking up music again. First of all, the shorter mouthpiece and neck (normally called the barrel ) would tell me it is a B-flat horn (unless the barrel is really short, in which case it could be an E-flat clarinet)....

Clarinet: My Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet paris, corks
noblet paris, corks, resource book: Connie, I can help you up to a point. My resource book has your clarinet made sometime between 1940 and 1957. The Buffet company didn t keep good records during the War years. I can tell you that you have a good instrument. If the pads, corks, springs,...

Clarinet: Noblet(paris) Bb clarinet, noblet paris, home owners insurance
noblet paris, home owners insurance, pat conley: Pat, The instrument should be wroth between $250 and $400. Home owners insurance will cover the instrument. None of my instruments are individually covered. However, you should consult an insurance agent you trust. Many will try to sell you policies...

Clarinet: Normandy 5 clarinet, replacement case, wroth
replacement case, wroth, good shape: Steve, According to my resource, your clarinet was manufactured in about 1952. Buffet (the parnet company) didn t keep good records, so that s about the best i can do for you. In good playing condition with pads, corks, springs, etc working, and the...