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Clarinet: clarinet, peter eaton, serial num
peter eaton, serial num, clarinets: Hello Mary....Louis,Nicklas, and Pierre Thibouville started their clarinet business in France in 1857 and they were known as Thibouville Freres clarinets from 1940 onwards...I cannot find any list of serial num. for these clarinets...Yours was made after...

Clarinet: clarinet playing, endurance levels, mouth muscles
endurance levels, mouth muscles, hand muscles: Hi Shalene, I apologize for the delayed response - I never received your initial email and have only now been alerted to your question. Endurance (the ability to play for long periods of time) is important for clarinetists. In the process of building...

Clarinet: Decision on Clarinets, clarinet buffet, local music store
clarinet buffet, local music store, ebay: Hello Rupert, Thank you for your question....I would agree with your thinking on going for a better quality used clarinet than a new poorly made clarinet...You can find many fine brands of clarinet [BUFFET-LEBLANC=SELMER]on ebay,a few even in your price range...The...

Clarinet: Difference between a B-flat clainet and an A-clarinet, flat clarinet, wind ensembles
flat clarinet, wind ensembles, pitch: Hi Luigi, A Bb clarinet is slightly shorter than an A clarinet. When you play an open G (no fingers), a concert F will sound - so if you look at a tuner or play a piano, the pitch will match an F . Or, if you play a C , a concert Bb will sound (thus the...

Clarinet: dating a Noblet clarinet, noblet clarinet, piano note
noblet clarinet, piano note, middle c: Hello Bob.....The easist way to find the key of your clarinet is to play low or middle c [3rd space note] on your clarinet....If you are at a piano.....play a Bb note....If your clarinet C matches the piano note Bb...your clarinet is in Bb....ALSO....look...

Clarinet: Decision on Clarinets, local music store, student models
Clarinet: Decision on Clarinets, local music store, student models, hard rubber

Clarinet: Leblanc Bass Clarinet- Age, bass clarinet, woodwind
bass clarinet, woodwind, cereal: Hello Kristopher, It looks like it may be from 1967. Model 7165 1964 1207 1643 1965 1644 1976 1966 1977 2385 1967 2386 2868 1968 2869 3566 1969 3567 4553 http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/Leblanc.html...

Clarinet: Lyric Clarinet?, repairman, clarinet
repairman, clarinet, serial number: Hello again Joesph.....There are several clarinet websites to look at...One of the best is called www.the ClarinetBoard.com.....You may have to register [free] to ask a question...Lyric clarinets [or at least one response] came up from a repairman and...

Clarinet: Need your help..., jazz clarinetist, nickle silver
jazz clarinetist, nickle silver, intermediate model: Hello Sara......If you look at my AllExperts profile,you will see that I am an experienced jazz clarinetist...I see this as my real area of expertise. We often get questions re. serial numbers,history etc....All this imfo is readily available on the internet...I...

Clarinet: Noblet bass clarinet SN# confusion, bass clarinets, valid serial number
bass clarinets, valid serial number, bass clarinet: HELLO AGAIN ....IF THE NUMBER IS ON THE BARREL...I WOULDN T THINK THAT WOULD BE THE SERIAL NUMBER BECAUSE ANYONE COULD CHANGE THE BARREL...NUMBERS ARE USED SO THE MANUFACTURERS CAN KEEP TRACK OF THE PRODUCT...INSURANCE COMPANIES WANT THEM FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, ebay: Hello Susan......Thank you for your question....Your serial number indicates a noblet 45 clarinet model, made between 1975 and 1976.........Such clarinets [in good condition] show up on Ebay for between $800 and $1300 ...I hope this helped.....cheers jac...

Clarinet: new clarinet?, wood clarinet, buffet r13
wood clarinet, buffet r13, weather changes: Hi Dakota, Congratulations for sticking with the clarinet. I m sure you ve already learned that it s the player and not the instrument that truly matters. Though it s true that a quality wood instrument will help you sound even better, as will a good mouthpiece...

Clarinet: Old Bundy Clarinet, bundy clarinet, new case
bundy clarinet, new case, lipman: Hello Barb...Thank you for your question....IF your repairman can repair the clarinet,he will be able to separate the 2 pieces so it will fit into the case... Even a plastic [ebonite] Bundy clarinet,if repaired well, can give years of service until you may...

Clarinet: 'sharp' playing Noblet Bb clarinet, clarinets, band director
clarinets, band director, clarinet: Hi George, Barrels come in different sizes, the most common being 66mm. They also can be 65mm or 67mm. Your daughter probably has a 65mm barrel. Even with a normal sized barrel, it is expected that the barrel and the middle joint will be pulled apart...

Clarinet: Vandoren M15 question, vito clarinet, old hymns
vito clarinet, old hymns, bright tone: Hello again Rupert....I find my students want to use my set up,which is hard to find...That is a G.G. mouthpiece #3 or an O BRIEN num 4...Both are no longer made...I have tried the Pomerico Jazz ## and I could get used to that......All these are very open...

Clarinet: value of buffet clarinet, buffet clarinet, selling on ebay
buffet clarinet, selling on ebay, nasa rocket: Hello Janet.....Good question re. meaning of R-13..Sounds like a NASA rocket ship...I suspect the R COULD have something to do with Robert Carre, who helped design the R-13..There is a BUFFET RC model, naned after him. I have 5 clarinets living at...

Clarinet: age of clarinet, cork grease, piece cap
cork grease, piece cap, mouth piece: The clarinet might be worth $100 to $250 depending on its condition. If it is old, it will probably need to have the pads replaced, and this typically costs about $200 to have done. So the cost of the repad would need to be considered when setting a price...

Clarinet: B flat and A clarinet tuning, exact measurement, community symphony
exact measurement, community symphony, ebay: Hello, I am going through this with a Student of mine. He plays on a student model of Selmer. There are two options. You can go to a competent repairperson and get the barrel cut down. That is what I would do. It is the cheaper choice. You...

Clarinet: B flat vs C Clarinet, c clarinet, two sharps
c clarinet, two sharps, clarinet lessons: Hi Angie, It sounds like you are making fantastic progress on your own. Transposing in your head is the way to go. Your mind will completely get used to it in no time. Just add two sharps (or take away two flats) and then think up a line/space (as I...

Clarinet: B Sharp, long awaited return, clarinet lessons
long awaited return, clarinet lessons, piano keyboard: Hi John, Congratulations on your long awaited return to the clarinet! Better late than never, for certain, and we re happy to welcome you back into the community. B# is the same as C natural, and Cb is the same as B natural. On the piano keyboard, you...

Clarinet: Birth date, clarinetists, fun thing
clarinetists, fun thing, clarinet: Hello! I have done some research and calculated that your clarinet was made around the first part of 1948. It s fun to play on an instrument that has so many years under its belt. Congratulations on starting to play the clarinet! It s a fun thing to...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, low pitch, happy valentines day
low pitch, happy valentines day, high pitch: Hello! As far as I can tell, your clarinet was made at the very end of 1935. You were smart to not use this clarinet. The LP stamped there is actually very important. More important than most realize. It stands for low pitch. Before A-440 was standardized...

Clarinet: Buffet C-13, pitch levels, person wonder
pitch levels, person wonder, student model: Hello! The C-13 is a strange model because there is no sign of it on the Buffet website. These are available on eBay all the time and the description says that it is an upgrade to the E-11. I don t really trust too much of what people claim when selling...

Clarinet: Buffet E11, buffet e11 clarinet, ebay
buffet e11 clarinet, ebay, self destruct: Those are good. Even better would be to save your money and wait until you have more to get a used buffet R-13. Sometimes they go for just a little bit more than that. A used clarinet is not like a used car that will possibly self-destruct during normal...

Clarinet: Bundy Clarinets, bundy flute, intermediate model
bundy flute, intermediate model, ebay: Bundy instruments are pretty standard instruments for beginners. They may not have the quality they had 32 years ago, but they are fine, provided they are in good condition and have been checked over by a repairman. Students typically use Bundy instruments...

Clarinet: Clarinet, fother, metka
fother, metka, good shape: Hello! Nice to meet you. I have met people from every corner of the world but not Slovenia! Your father s clarinet was made in early 1966. If you ever want to look up the year of manufacture for a clarinet try this page: http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/index.html...

Clarinet: clarinet, clarinet lessons, alternate fingerings
clarinet lessons, alternate fingerings, newfoundland canada: Hi Stephen, It is likely that B and C are not sounding because your fingers are not covering the holes properly. Give yourself time to become comfortable in the lower register before adding the register key. Can you slur easily from low G to D at the...

Clarinet: clarinet selection, ny philharmonic, self satisfaction
ny philharmonic, self satisfaction, eighth notes: Good job buddy! You did it! Now the real work (spending) begins. No pro ever got a job playing on a $100 clarinet. Now, there might not be time for you to win the NY Philharmonic audition that is coming up this August, but we can get you close! Right...

Clarinet: clarinet tryout, vandoren mouthpiece, lyre symbol
vandoren mouthpiece, lyre symbol, ligature: Hello! I would go ahead and get her a Vandoren Mouthpiece called the M-13 Lyre . Make sure it is the one with the Lyre symbol since the one without is a little too harsh sounding, in my experience. Then, get her a couple Vandoren reeds. Get the V-12...

Clarinet: Evette clarinet, clarinet mouthpieces, buffet r13
clarinet mouthpieces, buffet r13, evette clarinet: Hi Robin, The B11 is a solid beginner instrument. Eventually you might want to look into a professional level instrument, but I would wait until your daughter is in high school for that. The intermediate level clarinets are not worth the money, in my opinion....

Clarinet: B flat vs C Clarinet, c clarinet, neglected state
Clarinet: B flat vs C Clarinet, c clarinet, neglected state, continued development

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, low pitch, high pitch
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, low pitch, high pitch, ensembles

Clarinet: Buffet C-13, correct pitch, intermediate level
Clarinet: Buffet C-13, correct pitch, intermediate level, silver keys

Clarinet: old clarinet, antiqe, byer
Clarinet: old clarinet, antiqe, byer, email

Clarinet: older clarinet, buffet crampon, serial numbers
Clarinet: older clarinet, buffet crampon, serial numbers, clarinet

Clarinet: Good home for Hawkes clarinet, boosey hawkes, honest answer
boosey hawkes, honest answer, collecting dust: How generous of you! You should offer them an opportunity to try the instrument and maybe you can do this under the guise of asking them if it is any good. If they like it, you could surprise them with a big It your s buddy! Dottie deserved it.....

Clarinet: Help with my mom!, slob, clarinet
slob, clarinet, giving birth: You idiot! Stop playing the clarinet so close to your mother s head! Are you stupid? You ignorant slob. I suggest you quit the clarinet so that your mother can live in peace. She had to suffer for 12 hours giving birth to you. Do you really think...

Clarinet: Old Clarinet, henri selmer paris, information on the clarinet
henri selmer paris, information on the clarinet, tommy dorsey: Hello! I recommend that you take very detailed photos of the instrument and send them to Selmer, Paris, for identification. They will be able to tell by the keywork, etc. if they made the clarinet as a custom model and maybe even narrow down the age. ...

Clarinet: old clarinet, spirit mountain casino, grand ronde oregon
spirit mountain casino, grand ronde oregon, modern lighter: If I understand your question correctly, you have a metal clarinet. Sorry I can t help you determine who made it. Usually the name of the company is engraved on the bell of the clarinet. Most metal clarinets were made by one of three companies in Elkhart,...

Clarinet: old silver clarinet, modern lighter, red velour
modern lighter, red velour, silver capital: Your clarinet is made of brass, with nickel or nickel-silver plating. Clarinets were made of brass for just a few years in the 1940s. Since then, all clarinets have been made of wood or plastic. Metal clarinets are not considered desirable, since plastic...

Clarinet: older clarinet, buffet crampon, ed mcmahon
buffet crampon, ed mcmahon, immortal words: Wow, I learned something today. In the immortal words of Ed McMahon, I did not know that. What I want to know is, why are the French so easily embarrassed? The Germans are much better engineers. Better than everyone, really. I would send your...

Clarinet: Playing Clarinet with Violin, two sharps, key signature
two sharps, key signature, open strings: Hello! What you want to do is read the notes off her page up one step and add two sharps to the key signature. So, C major becomes D. F Major becomes G. It is a good skill to be able to play music written in C on the Bb clarinet. At first it is slow...

Clarinet: repair advice, hose clamps, broken 3
hose clamps, broken 3, repair advice: Go as quickly as you can to your local hardware store with a clarinet in hand. Tell the clerk at the front that it is an emergency. Get someone to show you where the bulk hose clamps are. Pick one out that fits well and put it on the clarinet after gluing...

Clarinet: Unwanted higher register!!!, clarinet lessons, register key
clarinet lessons, register key, middle c: Hi Malcolm, I m going to assume that you are not a beginner and the problem isn t that you are not covering the holes and/or accidentally hitting another key by accident (like the G# key). Which means you have a small problem with your clarinet. Possibly...

Clarinet: Validity of Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, flat clarinet
buffet clarinet, flat clarinet, saxophone player: Hello! The list I use is published by Buffet and your clarinet should have been finished in very late 1929. The R-13 model wasn t developed until 1950. If you plan on using the instrument yourself it would probably work great. The value of this clarinet...

Clarinet: Wood Clarinet, clarinet mouthpiece, vandoren b45
clarinet mouthpiece, vandoren b45, buffet r13: Hi Dale, Congratulations on your long-running success (especially on a student-model instrument). No combination will give you great pitch on every note, sorry to report. The clarinet is one big compromise between pitch, tone quality, and efficient...

Clarinet: 1940s' Selmer B Flat Clarinet, selmer clarinet, buffet clarinet
selmer clarinet, buffet clarinet, flat clarinet: If it needs that much repair work, then my guess is it is not worth repairing. You could buy a used Buffet clarinet or a nice used Evette Maaster Model for less than $700, and have a better clarinet without having to do any repair work. best, malcol...

Clarinet: appraisal, buffet r13, buffet clarinet
buffet r13, buffet clarinet, malcolm dickinson: I don t know how much a 1997 R-13 sells for these days but you can get a good idea by going to ebay, logging in as a member, then searching for buffet clarinet 13 . When the results come up, check the completed listings only box and search again. The...

Clarinet: Bass Clarinet; Upper Octave, clarinet mouthpieces, clarinet teacher
clarinet mouthpieces, clarinet teacher, bass clarinet: Possible causes of your problem with the upper notes: 1. the bass clarinet may be out of adjustment. It could have a leak in one or more pads, or one of the mechanisms might need adjusting. Take it to a good instrument repairman and ask him to check it...

Clarinet: Boosey Hawkes Edgwood 94455, clarinet teacher, student clarinets
clarinet teacher, student clarinets, clarinet repair: Hi Tiffany, I m glad to hear your daughter is enjoying the clarinet. Your rental money, I m sorry to say, could better have been spent elsewhere. A new clarinet through amazon.com costs around $100. They are student clarinets, but I bought one to test...

Clarinet: Buffet E11 A Clarinet, buffet e11 clarinet, ebay
buffet e11 clarinet, ebay, opionion: Hi Patrick, The keys look like nickel to me, but I can t tell for sure. I enlarged the picture as much as possible, but the picture was too distorted to really see clearly - email the picture to beccat@imap4.asu.edu and I ll see if that helps. That...

Clarinet: Buying a new Clarinet, clarinet teacher, local music store
clarinet teacher, local music store, wood clarinet: Hi Jayson, Congratulations on getting to this point. A clarinet does make a big difference in sound, as does a mouthpiece (another subject, but I recommend that you try some Vandoren M15 mouthpieces if you haven t already upgraded - they are affordable...

Clarinet: buffet crampon, repair person, e13
repair person, e13, r13: Hi Larry, According to http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/Buffet.html, the e13 would be from the 1980s...Any idea if the clarinet is from before or after 1980? The R13 will have better quality wood, and higher quality finishing - a repair...

Clarinet: Changing songs to a differennt Key?, basin street blues, two sharps
basin street blues, two sharps, key signature: Hello! Transposing on clarinet is sometimes a pain, but it doesn t have to be. Like a lot of things, it gets a lot easier the more you do it. If you want to play the same printed music as them, add two sharps to the key signature and read the next note...

Clarinet: Clarinet mouthpiece for Buffet R13 in A, clarinet mouthpiece, buffet r13
clarinet mouthpiece, buffet r13, fabric type: Hi again, Julie, I really like my Bay ligature (medium, covered). I think they re available at wwbw.com (that s a USA site, but I m sure there are other places in the UK where you can get the ligature). It s been an improvement over Rovner for my students,...

Clarinet: Clarinet quality, playing the flute, play three
playing the flute, play three, ebay: Hi Rogerio, The eBay clarinet might be fine and a good deal, or it might need a complete overhaul in order to play (which costs a $300-500). Are you willing to take that chance? Don t buy it. You can buy a new clarinet for about $100 on amazon.com....

Clarinet: CONSTANTLY PLAYING SHARP, dr phillip, middle c
dr phillip, middle c, michell: Hello! First, go to a music store and borrow a tuner to use in a room that they may have. Pull the barrel out until you find where open G tunes while the instrument is cold. Then, measure that distance and try to get a Normandy wooden barrel on eBay that...

Clarinet: clarinet ?, paris factory, ebay
paris factory, ebay, wooden instruments: I haven t heard clarinets referred to by their number of keys. As far as I knew, they all have the same number of keys. You didn t mention whether she is a beginner, an advanced player, or somewhere in between. The decision about whether to buy a plastic...

Clarinet: When was my clarinet born?, serial number list, gakki
serial number list, gakki, repair person: Hello! I suggest that you contact Yamaha at imail1@yamaha.com to find out the age of this instrument as I do not have a published serial number list. If you can get one from them, please send it along to me so I can answer questions like yours. As for...

Clarinet: clarinet value, ebay, wise investment
ebay, wise investment, clarinet: Is the clarinet made of metal (silver plated brass)? Or is it wooden with silver plated keys? D.Bonade is the brand of ligature (a small metal piece that can be bought at any music store) and has no effect on the value of the clarinet. It is the name...

Clarinet: F. Barbier Clarinet, nickel silver, world war ii
nickel silver, world war ii, typical metal: I would have said the same - no clarinets were ever made out of silver. There was a period in the 1940s when clarinets were made out of brass (during or shortly after world war II) and most of these brass clarinets were plated with either nickel, silver, or...

Clarinet: Bass Clarinet; Upper Octave, space inbetween, little space
Clarinet: Bass Clarinet; Upper Octave, space inbetween, little space, flat clarinet

Clarinet: buffet crampon, adjustable thumb, thumb rest
Clarinet: buffet crampon, adjustable thumb, thumb rest, buffet crampon

Clarinet: F. Barbier Clarinet, selmer, nmm
Clarinet: F. Barbier Clarinet, selmer, nmm, clarinets

Clarinet: NORMANDY CLARINET, clarinet, normandy
Clarinet: NORMANDY CLARINET, clarinet, normandy, consistency

Clarinet: Pan-American Clarinets, clarinet
Clarinet: Pan-American Clarinets, clarinet

Clarinet: master model clarinet, buffet crampon, malcolm dickinson
buffet crampon, malcolm dickinson, ebay: The Evette & Schaeffer Master Model was a very good quality intermediate clarinet (not a professional instrument) made by the Buffet company in their factory in Paris, France. The same clarinet is made today as the Buffet model E-11. If your clarinet...

Clarinet: NORMANDY CLARINET, clarinet players, dr phillip
clarinet players, dr phillip, music shop: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How cool. So what did they charge you for the barrel? Just curious. I m so happy for you! Now, the most important thing to remember is that once you warm up you will need to tune the open G again and pull out until it is right...

Clarinet: Noblet 45, intermediate model, repairman
intermediate model, repairman, clarinet: I believe Noblet was an intermediate model of clarinet, perhaps made by Leblanc or one of the other major clarinet manufacturers. I haven t ever played one, so I don t know if they are good, and I couldn t say whether yours is wood or plastic, or what it...

Clarinet: Where in PARIS, FR to buy a "C" Clarinet, c clarinet, paris fr
c clarinet, paris fr, belly of the beast: Hello! You are going into the belly of the beast for clarinet makers. The only clarinet company worth visiting in Paris will be Buffet. Hopefully you can tour the factory and pick out a great C clarinet. Take a tuner with you. It will be your only real...

Clarinet: Pan-American Clarinets, conn company, intermediate player
conn company, intermediate player, quality instrument: Pan-American is a stencil name that was used by the C.G. Conn company of Elkhart, Indiana. I have had several students who played Pan-American saxophones and the quality of those instruments was very good. If the clarinet is in good condition, then repadding...

Clarinet: Professional mouthpiece??, jim pyne, vandoren
jim pyne, vandoren, mouthpieces: Hi Shannon, The best clarinetists use a variety of mouthpieces, but some of the best include Pyne Signature mouthpieces (lots of different models) and Gregory Smith mouthpieces. Those will set you back around $250, but there are less expensive mouthpieces...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes clarinet, musician friend, low pitch
musician friend, low pitch, keywork: Hey great! You figured it out. I don t suspect that it will be worth much but you can put it on eBay and start it at the amount you paid. How much did you spend to get it? Dr. Phillip McCrevis Your Personal Clarinet Guru! _______________________________________________________________...

Clarinet: Clarinet Help, prestini, dr phillip
prestini, dr phillip, clarinets: Hello! Vandoren reeds are probably the best commercial reeds. They have a kind called V-12 that is what many professionals use, myself included. For mouthpieces, I recommend Vandoren s M-13 Lyre mouthpiece. It seems to have the best sound quality...

Clarinet: Clarinet Ligature Placement, clarinet ligature, silly question
clarinet ligature, silly question, boosey: Hi Kath, It s not a silly question, because inverted ligatures require the screws to be on the top/outside of the mouthpiece. The rule, for any type of ligature, is that the screws are on your right side when playing the clarinet. Have fun, Rebecc...

Clarinet: clarinet problem..., repairman, band director
repairman, band director, specific place: Just take your clarinet to a local instrument repairman and have him check for leaks. Particularly when the instrument has not been played for several years, it will usually have developed some leaks and will need adjustment by a repairman in order to play...

Clarinet: Evette West Germany Clarinet, evette clarinet, ebay user
evette clarinet, ebay user, ebay: Sorry but I don t have information about the Evette clarinets that were made in Germany. If you would like to get an estimate of its value, go to www.ebay.com and log in as an ebay user. once you are logged in, do a search for evette clarinet . This...

Clarinet: evette sponsored by buffet clarinet, buffet clarinet, sound of c
buffet clarinet, sound of c, piano keyboard: Patricia, Evette was a student model name for the buffets,and clarinets are not like violins where they increase value with time. The only way to know if it is a Bb clarinet is to compare the sound of c with the piano keyboard. If you play a C on the...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes clarinet, boosey and hawkes, big boys
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes clarinet, boosey and hawkes, big boys, expert advice

Clarinet: Evette West Germany Clarinet, evette clarinet, west germany
Clarinet: Evette West Germany Clarinet, evette clarinet, west germany, blue velvet

Clarinet: High note fingerings, performance book, super c
Clarinet: High note fingerings, performance book, super c, woodwind

Clarinet: High note fingerings, clarinet teacher, clarinet players
clarinet teacher, clarinet players, clarinet book: Hi Kincaid, Unfortunately, no I don t have anything like that as I learned the fingerings from my teacher. I would recommend that you call your local symphony, and ask for the names of the clarinet players, or look on line. Then try to set up a lesson...

Clarinet: lessons, metro detroit area, clarinet world
metro detroit area, clarinet world, clarinet players: Hello! I understand your feeling about this. Finding the right teacher can be so incredibly difficult. In any city, I strongly feel that you should try to study with the clarinet players from the most important orchestra in town. I would start by...

Clarinet: mouthpiece, polycrystal, mouthpieces
polycrystal, mouthpieces, vandoren: Hi Moses, I m sorry to take so long to answer - somehow I didn t receive notification of your question when you initially sent it to me. One of the best affordable mouthpieces is the Vandoren M15. Try a few, if you can, and try some of their other models,...

Clarinet: muffled notes..., musical instrument repair, dr phillip
musical instrument repair, dr phillip, thin skin: Hello! Well, you could have a few different causes to this problem. My first guess would be that you have a failing pad on one or more of the keys. The pads are made with a circle of felt and then a thin skin pulled over it, nice and tight. When this...

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, school musician, mechanical shape
school musician, mechanical shape, spiteful person: Hello! Seems like a good seller to me and it is important that the clarinet is in good mechanical shape. This one seems to have been cared for by the seller. Anytime you purchase something on eBay, look at the completed listings first to see what...

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet Barrel, clarinet player, piece of the puzzle
clarinet player, piece of the puzzle, stress reliever: That s great! It s a good price and now you have the equipment that you need to get going. The most important piece of the puzzle is something you can t buy, it s time spent practicing. Be careful to not get caught up in the craziness of equipment. There...

Clarinet: relearning the clarinet, flat clarinet, etude books
flat clarinet, etude books, freshman year: Hi, Remember that playing the clarinet is really like riding a bicycle. The basics should still be there. I would pull out some basic etude books you used to play from. ] If you need to buy some, the Klose book or even the Rubank Advanced method book would...

Clarinet: Switching from Clarient to a brass instrument, clarient, brass instrument
clarient, brass instrument, private lesson: Hi Joe, No problem! I taught myself trumpet when I was in 6th grade and then horn and trombone in high school. I earned awards on all 4 instruments (the 3 brass instruments plus my beloved clarinet, of course)! The clarinet is a good instrument to start...

Clarinet: Switching musical instruments, flat clarinet, bass clarinet
flat clarinet, bass clarinet, resgister: Hello again, I m with you - I don t like to buy anything used that I cannot try out first. So maybe stick to craigslist.com where you can arrange to test out the instrument before negotiating a price. Also check out woodwind.org for ideas in the classifieds...

Clarinet: starting Clarinet, soprano clarinet, clarinet lessons
soprano clarinet, clarinet lessons, amazon: Hi Rose, Congratulations on your decision to learn the clarinet! Start with the standard size of clarinet, otherwise known as the Bb soprano clarinet. You can find new ones on amazon.com for around $100. Out of curiosity I bought one myself and it works...

Clarinet: Vintage Buffet, buffet e11 clarinet, c clarinet
buffet e11 clarinet, c clarinet, buffet clarinet: Hello! I have doubts that any C clarinet would be longer than a Bb clarinet since it is supposed to be a whole tone higher in pitch. To know what kind of clarinet you have, go to the piano. Play a written C on your clarinet. If the sound that comes...

Clarinet: 69096 Buffet Clarinet, clarinet buffet, buffet clarinets
clarinet buffet, buffet clarinets, buffet clarinet: Hi Vicki! Your clarinet was made in 1962 and should be a great vintage for Buffet clarinets. Many people search these instruments out. They are worth anywhere between $1000 and $1600 and maybe slightly more if they are in great condition, including...

Clarinet: Apropriate age to start clarinet lessons, clarinet, lesson
clarinet, lesson, age: Hi Bill. I ve been teaching clarinet for 22 years and the earliest I have had a student start was when they were in third grade. Earlier than third grade, the hands are too small to properly hold the clarinet, so if she wants to get started earlier...

Clarinet: I bought a gorgeous but filthy clarinet for $10, tune, tuning
tune, tuning, 40: HAHA! Doesn t bore me? Nice play on words! I can t place your serial number either, but I can help you find out if it works well enough. If the clarinet plays most of the notes between, say, low G to the G at the top of the treble clef staff, then...

Clarinet: Clarinet Purchase for my 6th grade daughter, student, clarinet
student, clarinet, plastic: Hello, Thanks for your question. Sorry I couldn t answer sooner. If you both take lessons that would certainly be a motivating thing. I have had a couple parents try this over the years. They normally take their lesson at a different time than their...

Clarinet: Clarinet Question, bundy old mccrevis
bundy old mccrevis: Hello there! Thanks for contacting me. Your clarinet was manufactured in 1929. The Bundy clarinets were being cranked out at about 16,000 per year and pitch had not yet been established at A=440. Value on these instruments can be extremely low due to...

Clarinet: Clarinet teachers-Marietta, GA, clarinet, saxophone
clarinet, saxophone, teacher: I am not familiar with clarinet or saxophone teachers in the Atlanta area, but I would recommend asking the owners of the following two woodwind stores. Both of these are folks I know to be good musicians - I would place a high value on any recommendations...

Clarinet: A Clarinet value, balanced action selmer, clarinet teacher
balanced action selmer, clarinet teacher, selmer alto sax: Hello, You have an excellent vintage of clarinet there. Plus, RC models seem to go for a lot more money than the R-13. Putting an exact value on your clarinet is difficult right now since Buffet introduces mandatory minimum pricing, all of the prices...

Clarinet: clarinet mouthpiece, clarinet, mouthpiece
clarinet, mouthpiece, student: You are right, the cheap plastic mouthpieces that are provided with clarinets are usually very bad and can put a new student at a real disadvantage. The mouthpiece I use to start new students is the Morgan Protone mouthpiece. It is made of plastic, but...

Clarinet: dating a Buffet R13 clarinet, buffet, clarinet
buffet, clarinet, age: I googled buffet clarinet serial number and found this page http://www.uark.edu/ua/nc/ClarinetCollections/BuffetClarinetsSerialNumber.htm It says that yours was made in 1983 (same as my clarinet). If you are a repairman, you should know about the...

Clarinet: Evette by Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, ebay
buffet clarinet, ebay, evette: Hi Katrina, You can go on ebay or craigslist and see what similar intermediate-level wood clarinets are going for right now. Clarinets do not improve with age (in fact, they get worse), so you might want to sell it for around the price you paid for it....

Clarinet: Fabric ligatures, ligatures, eddie daniels
ligatures, eddie daniels, rovner: Hi Dan, I m not a fan of fabric ligatures. My favorite ligature is the Bay covered (medium). But everyone has their own preference, so go with your gut!Consider response, articulation, projection and sound when choosing. In my experience, the ligature doesn...

Clarinet: Clarinet teachers-Marietta, GA, roswell road, johnson ferry
Clarinet: Clarinet teachers-Marietta, GA, roswell road, johnson ferry, clarinet

Clarinet: Fabric ligatures, precise sound, ligature
Clarinet: Fabric ligatures, precise sound, ligature, eddie daniels

Clarinet: Pan American wooden clarinet, sierra vista az, veneer finish
Clarinet: Pan American wooden clarinet, sierra vista az, veneer finish, sierra vista arizona

Clarinet: Ligatures, ligatures, dr phillip
ligatures, dr phillip, tricky question: Hello, I ve been out of town for a few days. Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. For ligatures, it is a tricky question. The best is to have a friend whose ears you trust listen to you play a bunch of different ligatures. In a concert hall...

Clarinet: normandy clarinet, clarinet, repad
clarinet, repad, refurbish: A Normandy is an intermediate model (wooden) clarinet made by Noblet. It is a good quality instrument and would be appropriate for beginners through high school players. Call an instrument repairman in your area and ask how much he would charge to repad...

Clarinet: Pan American wooden clarinet, conn, clarinet
conn, clarinet, pan-american: Hello, I know that Pan-American was a brand used by the C. G. Conn Corporation, and I have owned several Pan-American saxophones. I was not aware they used that brand on clarinets also. You mention that the wood has a unique color but you don t say...

Clarinet: Selmer Signet Soloist/Elkhart, Ind, selmer, signet
selmer, signet, solist: The barrel is the smallest of the four pieces of the clarinet; it is a cylinder about three inches long. Typically the serial number is stamped on a clarinet twice; once at the bottom of the upper joint and once at the bottom of the lower joint. However...

Clarinet: saxophonist inquiring about conn clarinet, Conn clarinet sax serial
Conn clarinet sax serial: Hey there, These serial numbers can be a real pain. Especially the Conn numbers. The B means that it is a Bb clarinet. The number refers to the year. In your case, in the first part of the year in 1920. The L means that your instrument is pitched...

Clarinet: student model, clarinet, plastic
clarinet, plastic, beginner: For a 9 year old you will be shopping for a plastic student clarinet. I am not too familiar with plastic student clarinets, so I don t know all the good and bad models. I have had very good results with Vito plastic clarinets - these were recommended to...

Clarinet: Teacher's Preference, buffet e11, professional instrument
buffet e11, professional instrument, student instruments: Hi Angela, Personally, I never recommend an intermediate clarinet(such as the E11)to my students, so I guess to each his/her own! I believe that if you are going to spend a lot of money on an instrument, you might as well spend just a little more for the...

Clarinet: universities to study clarinet, arizona state univ, clarinet performance
arizona state univ, clarinet performance, diversified music: Hi JR, I m not as up-to-date as I once was in this area, and even back in the day I m sure I wasn t all that knowledgable... But, off the top of my head: Oberlin, Eastman, USC, Northwestern, Arizona State, Univ. of Kentucky, DePaul. Google any...

Clarinet: take apart piece, immer kleiner, clarinet
immer kleiner, clarinet, orchestra: Stani, That piece is called Immer Kleiner (That s German for smaller and smaller ). I performed it with my high school orchestra. It is a rather silly piece and not hard for either the clarinetist or the band/orchestra. The piece does not have much...

Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet, buffet, clarinet
buffet, clarinet, value: The value of a clarinet hinges on its age and condition. To value your instrument you would need to determine when the pads were last replaced. Typically a clarinet will need to be repadded every 10 to 20 years depending on how much it has been used and...

Clarinet: clarinet (bass), bass clarinet, used
bass clarinet, used: It s not possible for me to judge which would be the better instrument. There are too many variations (condition of the pads, quality of construction, age, how well maintained, etc.) to be able to tell just by brand name. If I were you, I would hire your...

Clarinet: clarinet holder, bell shape, pyramid shape
bell shape, pyramid shape, low pitch: Wait! These are measurements of a peg that I use, not the outside of the clarinet. I m glad you can make use of them! Hope it works out! If you took 1mm off of the measurements you should be safe for making the peg and having it fit your friend s...

Clarinet: clarinet players, marlboro music festival, woodwind quintet
marlboro music festival, woodwind quintet, jon manasse: Hi Miles, That sounds like tons of fun! I traveled Turkey with my trio (clarinet, piano and cello) a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it. Some of my favorite clarinetists: David Shifrin, Larry Combs, Charles Neidich, Jon Manasse... WW quintet...

Clarinet: clarinet value if possible, king, donate
king, donate, clarient: Hello, Well, I have bad news for you. I ve seen clarinets similar to yours that haven t sold with an opening bid of $10 to $20. If the mouthpiece has any markings on it, please mention that. I m guess that not a wooden clarinet means that it is a kind...

Clarinet: cracked wood / sticky key on a Signet clarinet, crack, seal
crack, seal, pads: Hello, For $35 you are probably safe to buy this instrument. The cracks need to not go through a tone hole and should not allow the instrument to leak. As a budget repair, they can be glued by a repairman. The metal ring that is missing should be no...

Clarinet: Kids & Clarinets, sight reading, reading experience
sight reading, reading experience, styles of music: Hello! Glad to hear that you are concerned about your child s interest in music continuing on. Most parents that I have met are somewhat ambivalent. Bravo to you, Ruth! Sometimes it is hard to sustain a lull in dedicated practice. The student needs...

Clarinet: Old Selmer A clarinet, selmer, clarinet
selmer, clarinet, value: The Selmer Series 9 is a professional clarinet made in Paris. It is one of the best models of clarinet. Unless you are playing in an orchestra, you will never have an opportunity to play the A clarinet (although if you are going to be playing alone, you...

Clarinet: Tenon Cork, tenon, cork
tenon, cork, corks: Hello! The age old question of when to replace the tenon corks. When they fall off and/or when they cease to function. Anyone who tells you that new tenon corks will improve your sound or make you the next Billy Idol is wrong. They just hold the clarinet...

Clarinet: Upper Registers, reeds, reed
reeds, reed, high: Hello! You reed may be way too hard, depending on your mouthpiece of course. Most 9th graders play on something between 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 but not more than 4. Most professionals use 3 1/2 or 4 strength reeds. Be careful with that. You mouthpiece could...

Clarinet: value of clarinet, clarinet, value
clarinet, value, evette: Yes, it has value. I can t tell its value because you didn t mention whether it is made of wood or of plastic. But here is some information you can use to determine its value yourself. - The value of a clarinet hinges on its age and condition. - To...

Clarinet: which one?, E-11, E-13
E-11, E-13, dampit: Hello, If you are interested in a Buffet and don t want to spend thousands, you will have to decide between new and used. There are a couple models of Buffet that are excellent clarinets but not that expensive new. The E-11 and the E-13. You will be...

Clarinet: Yamaha Clarinet 20, cork grease, dr phillip
cork grease, dr phillip, ebay: Hello! I went and did some research and found that for a brand new Yamaha 20 on the used market, you could get around $200. One sold on eBay recently for $255 but that was a little outside the norm. If you are going to sell it, leave everything in the...

Clarinet: Buffet Crampon Clarinet, value, clarinet.buffet
value, clarinet.buffet, ebay: -- How to find a value for your clarinet using eBay-- The value of a clarinet hinges on its age and condition. To value your instrument you would need to determine what year it was made. To do this, read its serial number and look it up on the web...

Clarinet: Buying a buffet evette, evette, clarinet
evette, clarinet, buffet: An Evette Master Model is an intermediate clarinet made of wood that is very close to the Buffet R-13 (professional model). Its equivalent is the current model C-12. If the clarinet you are considering is stamped Evette but does not say Master Model...

Clarinet: boosey & hawkes clarinet, clarinet, woodwind
clarinet, woodwind, serial number: Hi Timothy, I m not sure what post you are referencing, but I m guessing that I was answering a question regarding a particular clarinet. http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/BBBC.html According to the chart at the link above, your clarinet...

Clarinet: bundy clarinet, bundy clarinet, antique show
bundy clarinet, antique show, intruments: Bundy s in general were student clarinets, often not made of wood...no clarinet improves with aging, like a wine or violin...depending on the condition, which I can not see, I would assume, it is not worth too much. I am afraid someone would have to see and...

Clarinet: Clarinet, clarinet lessons, clarinetists
clarinet lessons, clarinetists, wonderful summer: Christina, I know it is easy to loose all the hard work you ve done during the summer months. I would recommend you find a private lesson teacher in your home town. Call either your local symphony to ask for help from one of the clarinetists, or, call...

Clarinet: Evette Buffet Crampon Clarinet, buffet crampon clarinet, wood clarinet
buffet crampon clarinet, wood clarinet, good shape: In my opinion, Buffet makes the very best clarinet on the market, and the Evette, is a student model of the R-13 or Bb clarinet. Most evette are great for beginners, students, and for those who do not play on a professional level. Any clarinet in good shape...

Clarinet: e & s buffet & crampon b flat clarinet serial # k 4079, value, Evette
value, Evette, Schaeffer: The Evette & Schaeffer was an intermediate model clarinet. It was made of wood and of good quality, just a bit less than the professional model Buffet clarinets. Used wooden clarinets of this vintage are worth between $200 (in need of pad replacement) to...

Clarinet: Newer R13 Buffet Greenline vs. Mint cond. 1963 Buffet R13, mellow tone, reputable dealer
Clarinet: Newer R13 Buffet Greenline vs. Mint cond. 1963 Buffet R13, mellow tone, reputable dealer, e bay

Clarinet: vintage Regent and ..., personal restoration, restoration project
Clarinet: vintage Regent and ..., personal restoration, restoration project, time frame

Clarinet: Newer R13 Buffet Greenline vs. Mint cond. 1963 Buffet R13, vintage, buffet
vintage, buffet, clarinet: Well, you have a small problem. You ve found an instrument made during a very good vintage for Buffet, but you want to hand it over to a 15 year old child. Clarinets are so prone to cracking and wear from situations where you would never even guess that...

Clarinet: vintage Regent and ..., stencil, metal
stencil, metal, clarinet: Metal clarinets were made during the period 1940-1950, before plastic clarinets were invented. The one marked Cleveland, O. was built by the H. N. White Company, makers of King brand saxophones and clarinets, in Cleveland. It is a stencil model, meaning...

Clarinet: worth buying a Evette MM, clarinet purchase, testing clarinets
clarinet purchase, testing clarinets: Hi Flaviu, The best thing for you to do is wait until you start lessons with your new teacher, and your teacher will help you make your decision on a clarinet purchase. Be patient right now - you ll be glad you waited! I ll offer my opinions below,...

Clarinet: Clarinet in C, florida state univ, two sharps
florida state univ, two sharps, c clarinet: Hi Wendy, I suggest you cancel the order and start transposing in your head. It doesn t take as long as you think to get used to it, and you will sound better. C clarinets are known for playing out of tune and with uneven sound - and that s with a good...

Clarinet: Clarinet cork repair, clarinet, mouthpiece
clarinet, mouthpiece, cork: It is easy to fix. Just take your clarinet and mouthpiece to a woodwind instrument repairman, and he will replace the broken cork for you. If you don t know of a good repairman, ask for recommendations from the band director at the local high school, or...

Clarinet: clarinet choices, artley clarinet, buffet r13
artley clarinet, buffet r13, vandoren: Hi Michelle, Her current clarinet will serve her fine throughout high school. Investing in a quality mouthpiece (if you haven t already) will make a big difference. I recommend trying a few Vandoren M15, Vandoren M13, Vandoren B45 and whatever else the...

Clarinet: Kohlert Bass Clarinet Model MT 4400BC, quality instruments, local store
Clarinet: Kohlert Bass Clarinet Model MT 4400BC, quality instruments, local store

Clarinet: mouthpiece choice starting out, vito clarinet, mouthpiece
Clarinet: mouthpiece choice starting out, vito clarinet, mouthpiece, 3 years

Clarinet: Are the Jean Cartier and Noblett Pedler worth the price, metal, wood
metal, wood, plastic: Neither of these is worth the asking price. The Harry Pedler metal clarinet is worth about $50 (I have one I d be happy to sell you for that price) and the wooden one couldn t possibly be worth $349, particularly given its need for a repad. If you want...

Clarinet: Kohlert Bass Clarinet Model MT 4400BC, bass clarinet, used
bass clarinet, used, brand: It sounds like your son is accomplished at the bass clarinet, in which case he should be playing on an instrument by a well known manufacturer (selmer, buffet, leblanc, or yamaha), NOT a kohlert. I have run into a Kohlert saxophone once or twice and they...

Clarinet: Leblanc Classic II, leblanc, classic
leblanc, classic, clarinet: Yes, it has a value! I am not familiar with this model of clarinet, so I don t know its value - but you could take it to an instrument repairman and he could have a look at it and give you an estimated value based on its quality and condition. You could...

Clarinet: mouthpiece choice starting out, clarinet sound, skilled repair
clarinet sound, skilled repair, trumpet player: Hi Teddie, The mouthpiece you have will almost definitely sufffice. If and when your daughter seems to stick with the clarinet, you should give the Vandoren M15 mouthpieces a try along with the B45 - they work a lot better for most of my students! For...

Clarinet: Purchasing a Clarinet, used, clarinet
used, clarinet, value: I would recommend buying a used instrument. For $300-400 you will be able to get a very nice quality used wooden clarinet. Personally I would recommend using ebay or craigslist to locate an Evette Master Model clarinet. This is an intermediate-model clarinet...

Clarinet: playing Clarinet, embouchure, long periods
embouchure, long periods, mouthpiece: Hi Vivian, Good questions to common problems! Two issues are at work here. 1) The air escaping out of your mouth is due to weak muscles in your embouchure. The way to fix it is to notice it right away and take a break (maybe a minute) until you play...

Clarinet: Vibrations, upper teeth, embouchure
upper teeth, embouchure, mouthpiece: Hi Belinda, Definitely try a cushion on top of the mouthpiece - try a thicker one (I find the black ones stick better than the clear). If that doesn t help enough, he might want to try a double lip embouchure (how you form the lips and jaw, etc)....

Clarinet: value and best mouthpiece, selmer, signet
selmer, signet, soloist: Value: somewhere in the $200 - $500 range. You can determine this best by searching ebay for Signet Soloist (or selmer soloist) clarinet and seeing what these instruments have been selling for. If your instrument has good pads in it (less than 10 years...

Clarinet: Worth Repadding Buffet?, buffet e11 clarinet, clarinet teacher
buffet e11 clarinet, clarinet teacher, malcolm dickinson: Yes, it is worth repadding the instrument. $350+250 is still less than the cost of a new one. The quality difference between the older one and the newer one is likely to be very small. In most cases however when you compare a new to used Buffet, they have...

Clarinet: Altissimo E and above not speaking correctly, coordination issues, breath support
coordination issues, breath support, clarinetists: Hi Alex, I m happy to hear you have returned to your old friend, the clarinet. E can be a very unstable note for many clarinetists -sometimes friends can be difficult! What you describe is most likely a combination of voicing issues and reed-pressure...

Clarinet: Clarinet upgrade?, wood clarinet, buffet r13
wood clarinet, buffet r13, level instruments: check out this link (and for the latest results just type buffet r 13 craigslist into google, but without the quotation marks): http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/832351995.html $800 - maybe you re willing to take the risk and buy it without trying...

Clarinet: classical mouthpiece, beechler mouthpiece, deeper sound
beechler mouthpiece, deeper sound, classical background: Hi jared, Try a Vandoren M13 mouthpiece. Hopefully your local store will hacve a few in stock to try. If not, order 3 from wwbw.com and send back two of them. Or take your chances on one, I ve found that they are relatively consistent. Good luck! ...

Clarinet: Altissimo E and above not speaking correctly, portnoy
Clarinet: Altissimo E and above not speaking correctly, portnoy

Clarinet: Noblet Paris Clarinet Model?, noblet clarinets, noblet paris
noblet clarinets, noblet paris, student clarinets: Hi Kevin, I ve played some decent Noblet clarinets and some bad ones. Replace any pads that need to be replaced and have the mechanism tightened up. Then... Do you like the overall sound of the horn? Is it consistent through all registers? Are there...

Clarinet: scales, concert pitch, concert c
concert pitch, concert c, half steps: Hi Lillian, Welcome back to the wonder world of clarinet! When your director announces concert pitch, you will always start on a note 2 half-steps (1 whole step) above the note he says. So if he says Bb, you ll play a C . If he wants a Bb scale, you...

Clarinet: Bass Clarinet Fingerings, bass clarinet fingerings, register key
bass clarinet fingerings, register key, cheers: Hello Michael...Thank you for your question...I believe E on the bass clarinet is all fingers down on all the keys...as if you were playing B natural [middle line] with a Bb clarinet....and no register key used [for the bass clarinet fingering].....Cheers...

Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, mouthpieces
buffet clarinet, mouthpieces, mouthpiece: Hello Andee, Thank you for your question...A vintage bUFFET in perfect condition should be worth at least $600...Kaspar mouthpieces [if you can find them] are worth $350 -$600. Regarding mouthpieces,i d rather have a cheap one that played very well for me...

Clarinet: Buffet clarinet models, buffet clarinet, model age
buffet clarinet, model age, approximate value: Hello John....Thank you for your question...you are correct...there is nothing on the BUFFET-CAMPION website that refers to your serial clarinet number. ..of that it was made in Germany...Paris,France is the point of manufacture,with sub-branches in USA and...

Clarinet: Clarinet (Any, really) reed size, mouthpiece, clarinet
mouthpiece, clarinet, reed: Hello Alex....Thank you for your question....Sometimes, there will be little difference in sound between a 3 and a 3.5 reed... The sound can also be affected by how open the mouthpiece is at the tip...A stiff reed can sometimes make the sound louder,because...

Clarinet: Clarinet repair, buffet clarinet, clarinet repair
buffet clarinet, clarinet repair, leather pads: Hello Steve, Thank you for your question. I am not a repairman and usually take my instruments to an excellent one here...I believe you can use generic pads on any clarinet, though the better the pad,the longer it will give unfailing serface. Valantino...

Clarinet: Clarinet shopping help, clarinet brands, wood clarinet
clarinet brands, wood clarinet, craigslist org: Hi TK, An answer that I provided last month applies perfectly to you - I have copied it below. Today s search of buffet r 13 craigslist: http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/988929463.html http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msg/989341683.html http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/msg/996559898.html...

Clarinet: Clarinet tuning, mouth piece, master model
mouth piece, master model, mouthpieces: Hi Bryan, Mouthpieces can affect pitch, it is true. After you have regained strength in your embouchure and are used to playing again, you may want to try some new mouthpieces. I suggest that you try a few Vandoren M15 mouthpieces, in addition to a few...

Clarinet: First clarinet for 15 year old in band, artley, decent shape
artley, decent shape, band teacher: Hi Gretchen, Can she continue to borrow a clarinet, either from her friend or from her school? Might as well give it some time before making a purchase, if possible. For a first clarinet, I would try to spend less than $200, and hopefully $100 if you can...

Clarinet: Clarinet shopping help, buffet r13, top notch
Clarinet: Clarinet shopping help, buffet r13, top notch, grade 6

Clarinet: Leblanc VSP, ebay website, intermediate line
ebay website, intermediate line, intermediate range: Hello James,Thank you for your question...The VSP clarinet was made by VITO. the intermediate line of instruments that Leblanc produced.It is well regarded when compared to other intermediate range clarinets,with good tone and pitch...It retailed for $1400-1500....

Clarinet: logo, sweaty palms, buffet crampon
sweaty palms, buffet crampon, clarinet: Hello Kimbie, Thank you for your question..The logo on your clarinet should have lasted more than three weeks if the clarinet was new Maybe you have excessively sweaty palms....In any case, the problem is easily fixed...With a fine stick pin,go over the grooves...

Clarinet: All metal CLarinet, exposition universelle 1900, franco american
exposition universelle 1900, franco american, east of paris: Hello again....If you take various brands of clarinets and compare them, you will see very small variations in size of keys/barrel/bell etc..As long as the end result is a clarinet that can play in tune,these minor differences should not worry you..The shape/size...

Clarinet: Picking up the ol clarinet again, acker bilk, el cheapo
acker bilk, el cheapo, band orchestra: Dear Stewart, You can buy an el cheapo clarinet and regret it later or go for an intermediate or pro level clarinet from one of the big three clarinet manufacturers [BUFFET/SELMER/LEBLANC/YAMAHA]. That is my order of preference [I mainly use a Selmer...

Clarinet: silver clarinet, jazz player, time jazz
jazz player, time jazz, clarinets: Hello Carl.....Thank you for your question,which brought back memories...the very first clarinet my parents bought for me [for primary school use] was an IDEAL clarinet....As I remember,it wasn t so ideal,as all my friends had clarinets that looked and played...

Clarinet: Upgrade barrel only?, chadash, tone quality
chadash, tone quality, wise move: Hi Sheril, A barrel can make a difference in intonation on old wood clarinets, but I don t think that plastic clarinets are affected. But it wouldn t hurt to go to a music store and test different barrels with a tuner. In my experience, a barrel doesn...

Clarinet: Vintage Clarinet Question, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, serial numbers: Hello Deb, Thank you for your question...The only thing I could find on your instrument is that it was made by the William Brothers,who called their instruments ALCAZAR . They date from 1930...and no serial numbers could be found...Melal clarinets in need...

Clarinet: young clarinet player, professional clarinets, clarinet player
professional clarinets, clarinet player, professional instruments: Hi Dennis, Almost any beginner clarinet will start your daughter off well. Great deals can be found on the internet - I know one of my students bought a new Buffet B12 for $270 on ebay recently. New clarinets can be as inexpensive as $100, although it s...

Clarinet: Auguste Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, intonation problems
buffet clarinet, intonation problems, cosmetic work: Hello Gil.....You may have one of the earliest models of this clarinet...Clarinet design took huge leaps in design change [post 1950---especially after 1955] with polycylindrical bores] eliminating most of the intonation problems.... In otherwords, most post...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes clarinet, jazz musician, boosey and hawkes
jazz musician, boosey and hawkes, brown skin: Hello Nanette, sorry for the extensive delay. Your clarinet dates to 1965. As to value, Id say is not worth more than 200. Sadly those lower end models made by Boosey arent very sought after. Hope that helps R Wodkowski www.ramonwodkowski.co...

Clarinet: Buffet B12 on ebay, local music store, model instrument
local music store, model instrument, ebay: Hi D, If you can buy it for under $200 including shipping, then I d say you got a pretty good deal. The B 12 is a student model instrument. It doesn t matter too much if you buy a Buffet student model or another brand like Vito. With that said, the clarinet...

Clarinet: Buffet R-13 Clarinet, high school symphonic band, 13s
high school symphonic band, 13s, clarinet: Hello Vivian...Buffet R-13s holds their value because they are superb clarinets.The going rate for your clarinet would be $1300-1800 [because they have increased considerably in price...I sold an R=13 [1973 model] about 6 months ago [I just had it overhauled]...

Clarinet: clarinet pre 1950, great instruments, quality instrument
great instruments, quality instrument, band instrument: Hello Lou...I have not heard of that particular brand....You did not say if the clarinet is wood or some other material...If it is wood,and in good /great condition,in an as new presentation case, you might expect $220-$400 for it,and maybe $100 less for...

Clarinet: clarinet squeaking, mouthpiece pressure, pinky fingers
mouthpiece pressure, pinky fingers, ring fingers: Hi Sharyn, Typically it s a person responsible for squeaks, not an instrument. First, eliminate the finger option once and for all by turning the clarinet and having her blow while you hold the clarinet. If she squeaks, it s likely that her fingers...

Clarinet: clarinet squeaks, mouthpiece pressure, pinky fingers
mouthpiece pressure, pinky fingers, ring fingers: Hi Liz, First, eliminate the finger option once and for all by turning the clarinet and having her blow while you hold the clarinet. If she squeaks, it s likely that her fingers are not covering the tone holes (ring fingers are the typical culprits, especially...

Clarinet: click barrels, band teachers, google
band teachers, google, hi jack: Hello Sharyn...Yes,I am familiar with click barrels and they do work...Try putting clarinet click barrels in google and see what comes up....They are often not great to look at and add extra weight to carry....I would suggest you buy some clarinet tuning...

Clarinet: Should we consider Buffet Vintage?, brick and mortar store, brick and mortar
brick and mortar store, brick and mortar, pitch problems: Hi Blake, It s worth trying, along with Greenline and Prestige clarinets. The primary difference between the Prestige, the Vintage and the standard R13 is the construction of the bore (the shape of the inside of the clarinet). The differences are subtle,...

Clarinet: Fingering Chart for concert Bb, pinky finger, tone holes
pinky finger, tone holes, register key: Hi Ashley, This answer is more complicated than your would expect, because it involves going over the break. So I want you to follow the steps below first. 1)Make sure that you can play low G, F and E easily. If it s not easy, your little ring finger...

Clarinet: click barrels, musical instrument accessories, internal mechanism
Clarinet: click barrels, musical instrument accessories, internal mechanism, pet rock

Clarinet: Leblanc Sonata, internet endeavors, decent deal
internet endeavors, decent deal, relevant issue: Hi Alex, If you have checked the Buffet with a tuner and everything checks out with the 12ths, and you like the sound and feel of the instrument, then that is probably the safer choice at this point. You might really like the Leblanc, but what if you...

Clarinet: Register Break, clarinet register break
clarinet register break: Hi Michael, I meant to answer this earlier, but somehow lost track of your question - I m sorry for the delay! 1)The best way to approach the register break is usually addressed pretty well in the band study books. The first step is making sure that...

Clarinet: Serial number boosey & hawke clarinet edgware, student instruments, boosey hawkes
student instruments, boosey hawkes, mouth piece: Hello Tammy, sorry for the delay. That serial number would date it to 1956. The earth wrapped in a music note was the Boosey & Hawkes instrument logo from 1950 - 1980s. As to value, Im afraid it wont be much more than 100. The Boosey student/intermediate...

Clarinet: Student Clarinet, school instrument, ebay
school instrument, ebay, selmer: Hello Grace...The big 3 clarinet makers are SELMER,BUFFET and LEBLANC...In the student range,some of the Yamaha [student line..because they also have pro range]..BUNDY, BUFFET [student range], and BUESCHER......These companies all make reasonable student...

Clarinet: Student Clarinet, playing the flute, vandoren
playing the flute, vandoren, clarinet: Hi kate, The clarinet I bought for around $100 on amazon.com works just fine, and I think that would work well for your daughter. If she takes to it, you may want to buy her a Vandoren M15 mouthpiece to make her sound better. Best, Rebecc...

Clarinet: serial number, jack brymer, model info
jack brymer, model info, gervase: Hello Martin Your clarinet dates to 1936. I unfortunately do not have the ledger to hand but can try to find the model info for you - I plan on visiting the museum that houses the ledger soon. Boosey was producing quite a few models during that period,...

Clarinet: Vintage clarinet values, woodwind company, buffet clarinet
woodwind company, buffet clarinet, academy model: HelloSharlene, I found no information on the WOODWIND COMPANY. There are several websites that lists clarinet serial numbers...Buffet clarinet 73495 was manufactured in the year 1963....Buffet r-13 clarinets which did not quite pass stiff standards...

Clarinet: value of buffet clarinet, buffet clarinet, ebay
buffet clarinet, ebay, presentation case: Hello Marsha....Your R-13 clarinet would be worth anywhere between $1200-1600. dependinding on condition,the way it plays, and presentation case...I think 25% commission is a bit steep...Ebay may be the way to go,where you can get the current going rate...

Clarinet: value of a clarinet, selmer centered tone, heers
selmer centered tone, heers, mouth piece: Hello Kim, In Australia,where I reside, a good overhaul would cost around $450-$500,and adds value to a clarinet...What your music store quoted sounds about right...Perhaps it does not need a full overhaul,just some pads/springs/corks to renew and test...

Clarinet: all, bass clarinet, embouchure
bass clarinet, embouchure, squeaks: Hello Kool, I am assuming that your bass clarinet is in perfect condition ,with no leaks anywhere..[a major cause of squeaks]...If this is the case, and your embouchure and reed is in good order, I would suggest playing the passage very slowly [in time with...

Clarinet: altissimo notes, upper teeth, mouth piece
upper teeth, mouth piece, senior citizen: Hi Goh, Congratulations on challenging yourself with a new instrument! Your upper teeth will rest lightly on the top of the moutpiece, so there is a little bit of pressure from above. Too much of it will cause squeaks, but a little is good. So I think you...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes ?, negative stereotype, ebay
negative stereotype, ebay, clarinets: Hello Kevin That is not true, you were incorrectly informed. Boosey & Hawkes and Buffet Crampon were 2 separate companies - Buffet bought out the clarinet division of Boosey in the 1980s and dissolved it. If you are looking for a professional Boosey...

Clarinet: my Buffet clarinet circa 1972, clarinet brands, buffet clarinet
clarinet brands, buffet clarinet, financial woes: Hello Harriet....Buffet r-13 clarinets hold their value better than other clarinet brands because they are considered to be the beast for classical music...If it needs a repad,this can be done for several hundred dollars and offer the new owner years of good...

Clarinet: Clarinet Injuries, natural curve, abdominal muscles
natural curve, abdominal muscles, hand index: Hi David, Some players develop carpal tunnel in the wrist (often the right wrist), but this is pretty rare, and only after practicing many hours a day for many years with too much tension. Encourage your students to have a natural curve to their hands...

Clarinet: Clarinet Scales, clarinet scales, clarinet study
clarinet scales, clarinet study, fingering chart: Note: I cannot figure out how to attach two pages, so please send me your question again so that I may attach the other page! Hi Abby, I am attaching a scale sheet that includes all of the scales you listed (and more!). L - left hand pinky R - Right...

Clarinet: contrabass clarinet reeds, contrabass clarinet, soprano clarinet
contrabass clarinet, soprano clarinet, bass clarinet: Hi Mary, In addition to trying Vandoren, he may want to try LaVoz (Medium) and a Legere. It s nice to compare reeds at the same time in order to determine a favorite brand/strength. To make the reeds last longer, don t play too long on them at the beginning...

Clarinet: cousenon clarinet, intonation problems, hello buddy
intonation problems, hello buddy, best models: Hello Buddy, There is not much info on the web about these clarinets..The best models were advertised as professional quality...They are virtually unknown in Australia and not well known in the USA...Of the few comments I have seen, they include internal...

Clarinet: Noblet Paris clarinet, noblet paris, scratch marks
noblet paris, scratch marks, ebay: Hello Aaron....Your clarinet serial number indicates that it was manufactured in 1968...The good news is that it is a Noblet 45 model,which was their top of the line model...Some call it an intermediate level instrunent,but I knew several professionals who...

Clarinet: Nomandy Special Clarinet, sax player, noblet
sax player, noblet, clarinets: Hello Dorothy...Normandy clarinets are considered student standard...You did not say whether your clarinet is wooden [better tone] or other material...If you are mainly a sax player who needs a utility clarinet for the occasional solo,I d say it is worth...

Clarinet: Troubles with "going over the break", clarinet study, mouth cavity
clarinet study, mouth cavity, pelvic muscles: Hi Ashley, To see if you are playing the correct notes, warm up with octaves going into the unfamiliar high range. Make sure you have the right fingerings and that your fingers are covering the necessary tone holes completely. Check out finegrings at...

Clarinet: transposing guitar chords to clarinet arpeggios to, eb eb, two sharps
eb eb, two sharps, key signature: Hi Nick, You have to play one whole step (2 half-steps) above what is written. You could think of it individually for each note, or you could add two sharps to the key signature (same as take away two flats) and think up one line/space. For example, if...

Clarinet: value of clarinet, buffet clarinet, local music store
buffet clarinet, local music store, jazz player: Hello Beverly, You are correct in that your clarinet was manufactured in 1971...It is the r-13 model, considered by most to be the best clarinet made..Many prefer the ones made between 1965-1979 because the wood used was very good, and your clarinet falls...

Clarinet: Buffet clarinet, buffet clarinet, paris conservatoire
buffet clarinet, paris conservatoire, buffet crampon: Dear John: Back in the late 1800 s the Buffet Company started out as a web of workers in their homes in France. The various regions represented various components as the state of industrialization hadn t yet appeared. Members of the Buffet family had been...

Clarinet: Buffet International, international clarinet, rhine river
international clarinet, rhine river, pawn shop: Hi Rob: the clarinet was made in the late 60 s (circa 68-69). The made in Germany can be confusing and I totally understand. In Europe there are two schools of playing: German and French. Let me also add that back in the late 1800 there was also the English...

Clarinet: Clarinet., john lowe, charity shop
john lowe, charity shop, alternate one: Hello John Your clarinet was made in 1976. You should use whichever barrel tunes best for your mouthpiece, the previous owners may have played mouthpieces which required a shorter barrel to tune properly, who knows. Hope that helps. Take care ...

Clarinet: Clarinet Endurance, fun with the clarinet, practice session
fun with the clarinet, practice session, bad habits: Hi Rin, Certainly. Just like with any form of exercise, you build up endurance over time. Push yourself a little longer with each practice session, and play more often every day. Just don t build any bad habits or tension along the way, and pay attention...

Clarinet: Cork problems, cork grease, razor blade
cork grease, razor blade, sand paper: Hello Danielle....I have had the same problem with a few clarinets....I will take ages to use sand paper to sand it down to the required amount.....I would suggest getting a razor blade and [going very slowly] slicing small pieces of cork evenly off each...

Clarinet: F.E.Oldes clarinet, clarinet teacher, tone holes
clarinet teacher, tone holes, fellow aussie: Hello Mario...Good writing to a fellow Aussie...You are correct,not too much on the net about those clarinets...The company started in California in 1908 and is still going, with their best clarinet called the N.A. 45.. The price was listed as 775 euros...The...

Clarinet: Buffet International, clarient, economics
Clarinet: Buffet International, clarient, economics, germany

Clarinet: H.BETTONEY"Boston,Mass,Columbia Model", brass horns, clarinet player
brass horns, clarinet player, weather elements: Hello: The Columbia model is an intermediate clarinet. Should be a silver finish with raised tone hole bushings and a detachable bell. These were used for military bands for marching in the weather elements. They can sell for around $200-250 depending on...

Clarinet: Imperials, woodwind repairer, keywork
woodwind repairer, keywork, mint condition: Hello Michael Both clarinets date to 1965. What sort of condition are they in - mint, light use, well played, etc? I would say value depends on how much mileage that have built up - if its a very well played in pair that is worn then they could fetch...

Clarinet: jean cariter clarinet, jean cartier, cariter
jean cartier, cariter, clarient: Hello: if I unterstand your question correctly... The clarinet is a hybrid of the Ponte clarinet which was made in the early 70 s. The clarinet is a sub-category instrument and they didn t make many. If you would be so kind as to provide a serial number...

Clarinet: King Temp Clarinet, king tempo, novice player
king tempo, novice player, tempo range: Hello Ossie...I could not find anything of note about your clarinet...King top of the range instruments are good [especially the brass]...I assume the Tempo range are the lower end models for students...I would advise taking the instrument to a repair man...

Clarinet: I know this is wierd but....., mouth wash, soft drinks
mouth wash, soft drinks, clarinet: Hell Alex....It probably won t do any harm to the clarinet...Drinking coke or other soft drinks and then immediately blowing through the clarinet can leave a sugary deposit on the pads,causing them to stick...You might have more fun if you soak your reeds...

Clarinet: mouthpiece squeaking, mr alex, productive hours
mr alex, productive hours, b45: Dear Mr Alex it appears you are having some issues with squeaks when you play over the break. You are correct in assuming it is a mouthpiece related subject. The B45 is a bright sounding mouthpiece due to the rather large tip opening. If memory serves right,...

Clarinet: Selmer BT, tone holes, benny goodman
tone holes, benny goodman, approximate value: Hello Nick, That clarinet was just about the top of the line by Selmer when it was manufactured...As I recall, it has a .590 bore size,which gives it a big full sound...When Buffet came out with the R-13 model,[which has a changing bore size ] clarinet design...

Clarinet: Selmer Centered Tone, selmer centered tone, buffet r13
selmer centered tone, buffet r13, ebay: Hi Kerry....I think the Selmer Center tone is a great clarinet with its big .590 bore and big sound...Clarinet design took a big leap in the mid 1950s with the Buffet R13 and its shaped bore design...What I am saying is most clarinets play slightly better...

Clarinet: Serial Number Located, bundy clarinet, selmer company
bundy clarinet, selmer company, clarinets: Deborah: The Selmer Company in the 1970 s was undergoing some major changes in the production of their student line clarinets. As you are probably aware, they were trying to compete with Leblanc and Buffet . To answer your question (and not turn this into...

Clarinet: Silver clarinet, wood clarinet, carl fischer
wood clarinet, carl fischer, york boston: Hello Rachel...If your clarinet needs new pads and corks,maybe some of the springs are about to break as well...You are looking at an overhaul,which in the USA is $300-450....If a silver clarinet is in near perfect condition,they sell for $300-450...There...

Clarinet: unstable note, oral cavity, clarinets
oral cavity, clarinets, trill: Hi Curtis, This is common, especially on A clarinets. But if you fix something that you are doing, then not only will the problem go away, but the rest of your playing will benefit, as well. Play a high C, and then add the 2nd side trill key from the...

Clarinet: value and identity of my clarinet, buffet crampon, keywork
buffet crampon, keywork, great shape: Hi Tim based on the information provided the only information I have and without having seen it, my guess is that it s probably a Buffet Crampon and was made around 1984-87 somewhere in that framework. The Buffet Company underwent many changes during that...

Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes clarinet - London, boosey and hawkes, serial num
boosey and hawkes, serial num, intermediate range: Hello Margot....Thank you for your question...The B&h 2-20 was an intermediate range clarinet and the serial num. indicates manufacture between 1962-64....Most Boosey and Hawkes clarinets seem to fetch between $100 and $400...the only exception was their ...

Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet Serial Number 40842, buffet clarinet, nickel plate
buffet clarinet, nickel plate, serial number: Hello Kimberly.....The serial number on your clarinet indicates a manufacture date of early to mid 1948...If it plays really well as Buffet clarinets do,no cracks in the wood and the plating is still very good....you should be asking at least $1500.....Cheers...

Clarinet: Buffet Crampon B-Flat Clarinet, flat clarinet, buffet crampon
flat clarinet, buffet crampon, model number: Hello Shari, Thank you for your question....The serial number is usually found on the back of a clarinet at the bottom end [where the bell connects with the lower joint]....The same serial number should be found at the end of the top joint...at the rear...

Clarinet: CG Conn Clarinet S/N E281081L, alto clarinet, selmer bundy
alto clarinet, selmer bundy, clarinets for sale: Hello Angie...The serial number on your instrument indicates manufacture between 1937 and 1938....As to value,[as a comparison guide]currently i see three alto clarinets for sale on the internet...One is a SELMER BUNDY [plastic] for us $500....one...

Clarinet: Clarinet breathing techniques, clarinetist, breathing techniques
clarinetist, breathing techniques, clarinet: Hi Rachel, Welcome back to the clarinet! My advice is to take everything slowly, and take breaks when the snorting arises. This will allow the proper muscles to develop and not strengthen the wrong muscles. I have to do this when I take long breaks, otherwise...

Clarinet: Cost of a clarinet, mid 1950s, clarinets
mid 1950s, clarinets, wrappings: Hello Patricia...I must admit that I had never heard of that brand of clarinet...until I checked a website that lists clarinets that should remain in their wrappings and the brand you name is on the list....With the $825. the bid is at now,you could buy a...

Clarinet: clarinet valuation, approximate value, weak dollar
approximate value, weak dollar, pristine condition: Hello Mary....Thank you for your question...I have not tried the Leblanc Concerto but the reviews are always good,and these models have been taken up by formidable musicians...In Australia [with our weak dollar,the Concerto 2 model is over $6,000. Unfortunately,clarinets...

Clarinet: Embouchure (probably), left index finger, artley clarinet
left index finger, artley clarinet, clarinet lessons: Hi Aaron, It sounds like your fingers aren t covering completely when you re going over the break. Pay particular attention to your ring fingers. In general, you want to keep all of your fingers close to home position (fingers hovering above the holes...

Clarinet: F Thumb Key Problem, clarinet, thanks in advance
clarinet, thanks in advance, frustration: Hi Alex, I don t think it s you. Sometimes with trumpets a key will stick because the key is being pressed at an angle, but I m not familiar with that happening with the clarinet. I assume that you always rinse your mouth after drinking or eating before...

Clarinet: CG Conn Clarinet S/N E281081L
Clarinet: CG Conn Clarinet S/N E281081L

Clarinet: V Kohllert & Sons Clarinet, wiesbaden germany, kohlert
Clarinet: V Kohllert & Sons Clarinet, wiesbaden germany, kohlert, clarinet

Clarinet: hope you can help me with my clarinet, noblet, number charts
noblet, number charts, clarinets: Hello Trevor....Thank you for your question....The serial number charts for instruments are sometimes confusing to read,but according to my source,clarinets with number B28147 to B45800 were made in 1985 and happen to be the NOBLET 45 model,the best NOBLET...

Clarinet: Information on an old clarinet, merchandising corporation, broadway new york
merchandising corporation, broadway new york, clarinet: Hello Linda...The only thing I could find on your clarinet is an address....EMIL LYONS U.S. MUSICAL MERCHANDISING CORPORATION....860 BROADWAY...NEW YORK,NEW YORK..... A call to them,using directory assistance, or a letter to them might give you the answers...

Clarinet: Metal Clarinet, czech music, clarinets
czech music, clarinets, music company: Hello Charmaine...I could find only one reference to STAR clarinets,and that was the CZECH MUSIC COMPANY, makers of the STAR clarinet....No mention of the date or serial numbers on this site...If your clarinet has MADE IN ITALY on it, then the obove info...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Value & Cleaning, wood clarinet, serial num
wood clarinet, serial num, corks: Hello Kim....The serial num. on your clarinet indicates manufacture in 1967...and it is a Noblet 45, the best [intermediate standard] clarinet NOBLET made. You should clean it with a damp cloth and warm water...After a repad and general servicing/corks/springs...

Clarinet: Used Normandy Clarinet, thumb rest, didgets
thumb rest, didgets, ebay: Hello Morgan....Thank you for your question...The Normandy Reso Tone clarinets were made between 1930-1950....No individual serial num. to be found, only batch numbers...You have a ballpark date for your clarinet...You can buy these [student standard] clarinets...

Clarinet: V Kohllert & Sons Clarinet, randy jordan, kohlert
randy jordan, kohlert, ebay: Hello Randall....I could not find a specific list of serial numbers for Kohlert clarinets...The Kohlert factory started in Graslitz,Czechoslovakia in 1840....They went bankrupt in 1966,when serial numbers for their instruments reached 85,000....Most of their...

Clarinet: value of clarinet, boosey, clarinet
boosey, clarinet, ebay: Hello Judith....Without knowing whether your clarinet is made of wood or other material and any serial number to determine the model,we cannot be of much help to you..I will add that the best/most sought after BOOSEY AND HAWKES clarinet is the SYMPHONY, also...

Clarinet: well cared for, old clarinet, serial number list, clarinets
serial number list, clarinets, intermediate level: Hello Anne...Thank you for your question...I could not find a serial number list for your clarinet..The company has manufactured instruments since 1908 and the clarinets are intermediate standard..There are a few OLDS clarinets on the net ..going for $230....$630....and...

Clarinet: Clarinet, warm soapy water, pad replacement
warm soapy water, pad replacement, boosey: Hello Krystablu...Your name would be a winner in Scrabble.Congradulations on the clarinet discovery...For cleaning,I would use warm soapy water, a section at a time,followed by a polish with some woodwind bore oil..I would be surprised if it didn t need some...

Clarinet: Clarinet tuning, keyboard instrument, korg tuner
keyboard instrument, korg tuner, master model: Hello Bryan, If you have access to a piano,or other keyboard instrument, go to it and play a c on it...If you play the note c on your clarinet and it is the same pitch as the piano, you hace probably purchased a clarinet pitched in the key of c instead...

Clarinet: clarinet information, old conn, serial num
old conn, serial num, hi jack: Hello Damien I could not find your specific serial number...One site said a serial num. with an n at the start indicated a 1970 manufacture date...You did not state whether your clarinet is wood or other material...As a general guide, plastic/ebonite...

Clarinet: Clarinet tuning, concert pitch, korg tuner
Clarinet: Clarinet tuning, concert pitch, korg tuner, clarinet

Clarinet: clarinet information, pitch check, low pitch
Clarinet: clarinet information, pitch check, low pitch, model number

Clarinet: Middle B Problem, excess tension, hi john
excess tension, hi john, wern: Hi John, The B key mechanism usually needs to be adjusted every year, in my experience. You don t want to get into the habit of pressing too hard, because we always want to avoid excess tension. I ve been charged between $20-$50 for this in the past....

Clarinet: Tarnish, buffet e11, aesthetic appearance
buffet e11, aesthetic appearance, silver keys: Hi Anna, It sounds like your fingertips might be acidic in nature. No big deal, really, but I don t think there s much you can do about the finish coming off. Most people s fingertips cause the finish to come off eventually, but for some people it happens...

Clarinet: B flat clarinet quality/value, boehm system, flat clarinet
boehm system, flat clarinet, hiatis: Hello again Connie, ARTLEY CLARINETS are student instruments,mostly made of composite or plastic material...A used ARTLEY goes for $150-250 these days.... Your ARTLEY model [118s] was made between 1986-1989 [then discontinued] and now worth $150-250...

Clarinet: B&H b flat clarinet, ff fff, flat clarinet
ff fff, flat clarinet, chromatic scales: Hello Niraj....Thank you for your question...The throat Bb on most clarinets is often one of the least satisfactory..One can improve it in several ways...[1]..Another way to play this note is to press the throat A key along with the 2nd last key [among...

Clarinet: boosey and hawkes clarinet serial no 31740, wood clarinet, intermediate model
wood clarinet, intermediate model, h company: Hello Angela....The B and H company made many clarinets but the pro level 1010 Symphony is the one most sought after..In good condition,these go for between $1000-$1,500.....The serial number on your instrument indicates manufacture around 1935-36,probably...

Clarinet: built in2015?, pete fountain clarinet, jazz work
pete fountain clarinet, jazz work, jazz musicians: Hello Danial...You are right about the maths...Iwas only going by the imfo on the net....Does your clarinet say R-13 near the insignia on the top joint? Ithink the r-13 may very well be the best clarinet made for classical/response/ease of playing...Jazz...

Clarinet: clarinet, repairman, clarinets
repairman, clarinets, clarinet: Hello Martha...Thank you for your question....You did not say whether your clarinet is wood or plastic...Some Buescher wood clarinets are intermediate standard if they have been well looked after and tweeked by a good repairman...I suggest you take the clarinet...

Clarinet: how old is my buffet clarinet?, butadiene styrene, lego blocks
Clarinet: how old is my buffet clarinet?, butadiene styrene, lego blocks, plastc

Clarinet: HN white clarinet, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, solid brass: Hello Cherie, Your clarinet manufacture date indicates 1930-35...H.N.White clarinets were a bit better than many other brands of non-wood clarinets...Fully restored,it would be worth $300-$500,of interest to someone for the clarinets historical value...Because...

Clarinet: Key Differences in LEARNER/ INTERMEDIATE & PRO LEVEL CLARINETS, typical models, tonal quality
typical models, tonal quality, computer search: Hello Niraj...Thank you for your question,which could take a book to answer...As a good start, put what is a good clarinet to buy into your computer search bar...many of your questions are covered here..Feel free to ask follow up questions. Cheers JAC...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Value, liska, clarinets
liska, clarinets, musicianship: Hello James....Thank you for your question...The best Noblets made were the 40 and 45 model...These are considered intermediate grade clarinets..When in excellent condition,these models can fetch $1,000 +....Tthe brand new Noblets retail for $1,100....I could...

Clarinet: Normandy 7 value, resale value, normandy
resale value, normandy, clarinet: Hello Lisa....Thank you for your question....You did not say whether your clarinet is wood or other material...The serial number indicates manufacture around 1969....Normandy made better than average student line clarinets. A wooden Normandy in perfect order...

Clarinet: how old is my buffet clarinet?, buffet clarinet, ebay
buffet clarinet, ebay, serial num: Hello Natasha, I could not find your serial num. at my usual source.Maybe another expert on this list can help you.. I do know that these b-12 models have been around since at least 1960...They are made of abs resin,which is better than plastic because they...

Clarinet: regarding clarinet, eb clarinet, flat clarinet
eb clarinet, flat clarinet, high pitch: Hello Mohan, The Eb clarinet is sometimes refered to as the sopranino clarinet...It has a very high pitch...It is a transposing instrument...If you look at/play the note C [third space on stave],the note that comes out will be one third higher [an Eb]...Regarding...

Clarinet: Technique, metronone, bad habit
metronone, bad habit, finger pressure: Hello David....Thank you for your question....Just playing scales with the metronone at all tempos solves all sorts of problems...If you are doing a performance,see if you can do your piece ten times in a row correctly...If you can,chances are the performance...

Clarinet: Tuning, artley clarinet, flat clarinet
artley clarinet, flat clarinet, tuning note: HELLO JOANNA....IF YOU ARE PLAYING THE NOTE C ON CLARINET,THE NOTE THAT IS ACTUALLY COMING OUT IS A Bb [which is also the note A#]...THIS IS CALLED AN ENHARMONIC NOTE [A NOTE WITH 2 DIFFERENT NAMES BUT SOUNDS THE SAME]....ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS F# AND Gb...[two...

Clarinet: Value of A Clarinet, clarinets, usa dollars
clarinets, usa dollars, american dollars: Hello Leanne...yes,I was thinking usa dollars,comparing similar pitch/aged clarinets on the web...A new Buffet r-13 clarinet would cost thousands if new...Some have a negative feeling about older clarinets...One of my clarinets is an R-13 circa 1973 and it...

Clarinet: Value of my leblanc and selmer clarinets, kenosha wisconsin, pro model
kenosha wisconsin, pro model, selmer: Hello Gina....Both these model clarinets were well regarded in their time [1950 s---60 s]...If they are well looked after with good pads/corks/case...one should be happy to pay at least $900-1200 for each of these pro-model clarinets....Cheers JAC...

Clarinet: Value and other, high school teacher, intermediate range
high school teacher, intermediate range, style music: Hello Shannon....Thank you for your question...The Noblet Artist 45 clarinet was the top of the line instrument of this brand...When in good condition,these are regarded as good intermediate range instruments...As a price guide, I have seen similar instruments...

Clarinet: Vintage Buffet Information, buffet clarinet, great leap
buffet clarinet, great leap, buffet clarinets: Hello Nathan.....I have not seen or played a Buffet as old as yours,but as BUFFET has enjoyed a stirling reputation over the years, I suspect your clarinet plays reasonably well if it is well maintained.... BUFFET clarinets made a great leap forward with...

Clarinet: value of Yamaha clarinet, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, serial number: Hello Lynne, Thank you for your question....Your clarinet was the top of the line clarinet product from Yamaha from 1979-1984.It s bore is 14.55 mm [a bit smaller than other makes..This means the volume will be slightly less than more recent clarinets]....

Clarinet: vintage Buffet clarinet, buffet clarinet, gypsy jazz
buffet clarinet, gypsy jazz, great strides: Hello Lorna...If your vintage Buffet is in good shape,it probably plays pretty well,as Buffets do.I can t think of any negative points.. I have not played a buffet that old....In recent years,technology/instrument development has made great strides in clarinet...

Clarinet: vito alto clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinets for sale
alto clarinet, clarinets for sale, mint condition: Hello Stephanie, Thank you for your question...You did not say whether your clarinet is wood,or other material...As a general price guide,there are a number of alto clarinets for sale on ebay,from a low of $70 to a high of $1450.If your clarinet is plastic,you...

Clarinet: BOOSEY & HAWKES 77 CLARINET, clarinetist, clarinet
clarinetist, clarinet, serial number: Hello LauraThank you for your questionThe Boosey and Hawkes 77 clarinet is a student level instrument...Yours was manufactured around 1973...If in near perfect condition with a good case,you could expect $500-700...One needing work and a shabby case would...

Clarinet: My Clarinet, buffet crampon paris, mouthpiece
buffet crampon paris, mouthpiece, clarinet: Hello Rachell, Thank you for your question...You are right...seems to be very little imfo out there on the B and H 400.....One reference to it said they are made by AMATI [under licence or contract with B and H, another reference says a student grade...

Clarinet: Clarinet, mold problem, sinus problems
mold problem, sinus problems, band director: Hello Kristin....Unless the clarinet has been stored in a damp cellar,or has an obviousy musty smell,I doubt it could be mold..You could put some mold killer [bleach] on a cloth [on a weighed string] and run it through the clarinet a few times...You would...

Clarinet: Clarinet Equipment, yamaha ycl 250, soda bottle
yamaha ycl 250, soda bottle, upper teeth: Hi Aaron, You can buy a decent beginner clarinet for about $100 on amazon.com. The Vandoren M15 mouthpiece is an excellent value ar $70 - some pros even use this mouthpiece. A good mouthpiece often costs $300 or more. But don t buy the M15 until you...

Clarinet: Clarinet Tone, local music store, clarinet lessons
local music store, clarinet lessons, beginner instruction: Hello Edward, IF you cannot afford a teacher,perhaps you may know someone in band at your local school who plays better than you.They may give you some tips...If you go to YOU TUBE on the computer, and put clarinet lessons into the search bar, there is...

Clarinet: Clarinet value, buffet r13, marigaux
buffet r13, marigaux, ebay: Hello Brandi, Thank you for your question...the Normandy Reso-Tone is a student grade clarinet,usually made of plastic...Several of them are for sale now on EBAY for $50-$200....If you are trading up to a better instrument,may I suggest one made of wood,which...

Clarinet: Clarinet, latex rubber, mouthpieces
Clarinet: Clarinet, latex rubber, mouthpieces, clarinet

Clarinet: Clarinet Equipment, amazon model, vandoren b45
Clarinet: Clarinet Equipment, amazon model, vandoren b45, yamaha jupiter

Clarinet: G'day, selmer clarinets, buffet r13
selmer clarinets, buffet r13, buffet e11: Hi Bob, Good to hear from you...I think the Selmer Series 10 is a wonderful clarinet...I have had one since 1972,and most of the 43 recordings I have done has been on the 10 ...This clarinet was Selmers answer to the BUFFET R13, which is widely regarded...

Clarinet: Hello (:, clarinet, purchase
clarinet, purchase, types: If you are looking for a high quality wooden instrument that will give you the best sound in concert band or orchestra, then I would suggest you get a used Evette Master Model clarinet from the 1970s-1980s. These instruments can be found on ebay for...

Clarinet: Help!!!!!, musical instrument store, clarinet teacher
musical instrument store, clarinet teacher, high school marching band: From the additional information you gave in your follow-up, I am guessing that it is the right hand C fingering that is sounding lower than the left one. This could be the result of one of the keys on the right hand being bent. Perhaps when you are pressing...

Clarinet: High F in the '3rd register', pitch changes, tone hole
pitch changes, tone hole, q tip: Hello Chris...To answer a few of your follow up questions...Yes,long tone practice starting with low E will improve whole range,but you can concentrate on the upper register by starting the exercise on B natural [3rd space].....Cleaning the G# key [little...

Clarinet: Identify Clarinet, design improvements, imfo
design improvements, imfo, ebaynow: Hello Glen...Because many have an issue with buying older [and little known] brands of clarinet, you may be lucky to get $200 from someone who wants to restore it back to good playing condition...So much has been done to clarinet design improvements past/post...

Clarinet: new player, local music store, rebecca rebecca
local music store, rebecca rebecca, pawn shop: Hi Justin, Take the clarinet to a local music store to obtain an estimate on repair costs. A few missing pads does not ahve to cost a fortune, but make sure that you know the cost ahead of time, because you re right that it can add up. I bought a new...

Clarinet: the super high notes on the clarinet, upper extremities, open throat
upper extremities, open throat, shaws: Hi Jake, Have you tried physically moving your lower lip down the reed? That can help in the upper extremities. I don t need to do that to reach the C you re after, but some of my students have found it to be quite helpful. Also, make sure your reed...

Clarinet: Value of Selmer 10 Series, tone holes, selmer
tone holes, selmer, clarinetist: Dear Noelle.....Thank you for your question....I m surprised to hear that your Selmer Series 10 is very out of tune...This clarinet was Selmers answer to the Buffet R-13...I have always found them to be great horns to play...May I suggest a full servive/overhaul..Sometimes...

Clarinet: Evert Clarinet, evette clarinet, ebay
evette clarinet, ebay, resale value: Hello Leon...Evette is the student range of Buffet so you might try them first....Also, I have found clarinet barrels on Ebay...The barrel does not necessarily have to be an Evette brand barreel but resale value may suffer if it isn t. Cheers JAC...

Clarinet: free clarinet, clarinet, overhaul
clarinet, overhaul, repad: My answer would be yes, it s worth it. If the instrument is of decent quality, then spending $200 for the overhaul (new pads and corks) should be a good value. You are better off doing that and having an instrument with all new pads than you would be...

Clarinet: Identifying Conn Clarinet, musician friend, quantum leap
musician friend, quantum leap, serial num: Dear Pam, Thank you for your question.....The serial num. on your clarinet suggests manufacture between june 1926 and dec. 1926......You did not say whether the clarinet is plastic or wood...If plastic and in good condition, the value would be $100-200....

Clarinet: intonation, clarinet, barrel
clarinet, barrel, mouthpiece: The problem you describe is an unusual one. If your mouthpiece, reed, and embouchure are correct, then it should not be necessary to pull out at the bell - at all. And you should only have to pull out 1mm or 2mm at the middle joint and no more than 3mm at...

Clarinet: Reynolds clarinet, great mouthpiece, bari sax
great mouthpiece, bari sax, sax player: Hi again, I see, I thought before that you already had the Reynolds in your possession. If I were your relatives, I would offer it to you for free...If I were you, I would offer your relatives $150-200 in the interest of re-using instruments and keeping...

Clarinet: WOOD CLARINET, wood clarinet, serial num
wood clarinet, serial num, kraslice: Hello Pam...Kohlerts and Sons started in 1840 in czechoslovakia...Most of the manufacturing was between 1840 and 1920...and less so after that...the company went bankrupt in 1966...The highest serial num. i could find was 261828..and the year for that was...

Clarinet: What's she worth?, concert instrument, time amy
concert instrument, time amy, buffet crampon: Hello Amy, Thank you for your question...Isee on the net that the Buffet C-13 is considered a good intermediate level instrument,that plays well...There are ads for it at $1,570 new..and used [in good condition at $500-to $660....Agood overhaul [repad,corks...

Clarinet: 1940 Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, shape wood, boosey and hawkes
shape wood, boosey and hawkes, london paris: Hello James You have a very special clarinet there - what is called a pre war 1010 made by Boosey and Hawkes, their professional model, although yours technically was not called a 1010. The London and Paris clarinets were the same as the 1010, just...

Clarinet: bundy clarinet, bundy clarinet, saxophone mouthpiece
bundy clarinet, saxophone mouthpiece, tenor saxophone: Hello Jeanie....The closest serial number I could find to your instrument indicates a manufacture date around 1985,,,,The bundy Resonite model is made of a composite material,for durability rather than the tone a wooden instrument produces...It is a student...

Clarinet: CLARINET BY NOBLET OF PARIS., noblet paris, e bay
noblet paris, e bay, rare brand: Hello Ken.....An unrestored metal clarinet sells for between $50 and $200.They [any] clarinet costs about USA $350 for an overhaul [more than a metal clarinet is worth]..A fully restored metal clarinet would be worth $200-$400..unless it was a rare brand...

Clarinet: Clarinet, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, many thanks: Hi there Your clarinet dates to 1963. If it is a Regent I would say its worth at the most 120, what you paid. Unfortunately the market value of Boosey Hawkes clarinets is stagnant at the moment, has been like that for a few years now. R Wodkowski...

Clarinet: Clarinet for college, buffet clarinet, jazz work
buffet clarinet, jazz work, symphonic band: Hello Sarah, The E-11 BUFFET is an intermediate clarinet,and if in good condition,will probably suit your purpose...If you get a chance to try one,play the Buffet R-13,believed by many [including me],the most responsive clarinet ever made,especially for ...

Clarinet: Clarinet leak, clarinet teacher, clarinet sound
clarinet teacher, clarinet sound, clarinet player: Hello Lydia, Thank you for your question....I cannot properly diagnose an embouchure problem over the net without seeing the problem but it sounds like you need to pucker in the sides of your mouth a bit so that no air or saliva can escape.....Try a...

Clarinet: Clarinet mouthpieces, clarinet mouthpieces, mouthpiece
clarinet mouthpieces, mouthpiece, cork: Hello Carl, Thank you for your question. For the most part, you will find one mouthpiece fits all....A few times I have had to have a mouthpiece recorked with a thicker cork...You could also put a match flame under the mouthpiece cork to swell it up...

Clarinet: clarinet, noblet paris, hi jack
noblet paris, hi jack, clarinet: Hello June, A serial number can usually be found on the underside of the clarinet at the end of the bottom joint [just above the bell] and near the bottom of the top joint..I have seen some serial numbers at show signs of wear but they can usually be read......Cheers.....JAC...

Clarinet: clarinet brand, local music store, clarinet lessons
local music store, clarinet lessons, selmer: Hello Terry...The choice of clarinet and how they play is a personal one...You have listed the three best makes...Personally, I rate them BUFFET,SELMER and LEBLANC....I have and use all three makes because they fit different uses...Go with BUFFET...I mostly...

Clarinet: Estimated value of Normandy Clarinet, ebay, clarinet
ebay, clarinet, normandy: Hello Christie, You did not specify whether your clarinet is wooden or plastic...Normandy is the student line of LEBANC.....Used plastic NORMANDY clarinets go for around $200-300 on EBAY and wooden ones go for $300-500....I could not locate your particular...

Clarinet: Noble Clarinet
Clarinet: Noble Clarinet

Clarinet: Value of my Auguste Buffet Paris wood clarinet, buffet crampon, clarinet
Clarinet: Value of my Auguste Buffet Paris wood clarinet, buffet crampon, clarinet, serial numbers

Clarinet: hawkes and sons clarinet, excelsior class, private seller
excelsior class, private seller, boosey and hawkes: Hello again Grit....If you have to pull the barrel out too far, this can also create tuning problems...To reduce this tuning problem,get some clarinet tuning rings and put them into the space left inside the clarinet [made by the pulling out of the barrel].......Cheers......JAC...

Clarinet: LeBlanc Clarinet, approximate value, worth 1000
approximate value, worth 1000, intermediate level: Hello Jamie...If the serial numBER you gave me also has an A before it...it is a Noblet 45 model,[made around 1972]which is worth having overhauled [costing $400 or less]...The clarinet would be semi-pro/intermediate level and worth $1000-$1300 in my opinion...If...

Clarinet: Looking to purchase used Bd Clarinet for 13 year old Daughter, dear henry, evette
dear henry, evette, clarinets: Hello again....Check out the buy/sell site EBAY on the net and search for BUFFET R=13 CLARINETS///SELMER SERIES 9 OR SERIES 10 CLARINETS///OR LEBLANC SYMPHONIE [ORIGINAL circa 1950 or so]OR SYMPHONIE /2/3/4/ MODELS.....These suggestions turn up frequently..at...

Clarinet: Moving up, clarinets for sale, personal preference
clarinets for sale, personal preference, level models: Hello Brandon, Clarinets and the way they play are a very personal preference situation...I would suggest you go to several large music stores and try the professional level models of the big three clarinet makers: SELMER...LEBLANC...BUFFET. I own all...

Clarinet: Noble Clarinet, ebay selling, serial num
ebay selling, serial num, business firms: Hello Again....At least with EBAY,you are hitting a target of buyers wanting to buy/looking for what you want to sell...You could also try your local school,conservatorium,public notice board, and musical instruments for sale column of your newspaper....Music...

Clarinet: Normandy #6157D, clarinets, ebay
clarinets, ebay, clarinet: Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your question.....Normandy clarinets are the student standard clarinets manufactured by Leblanc...Currently, they sell for $80 --$500 on the sell/buy site EBAY.If [as you say] the clarinet is not in the best of condition, you...

Clarinet: Rattle noise, onion skin, tone holes
onion skin, tone holes, rattle sound: Hello Bryan, Thank you for your question...Some pads have a layer of onion skin type material over the top of them...If this breaks down,some of the pad will droop into the tone hole,making a rattle sound...Even not tightening both screws on the ligerature...

Clarinet: Any Suggestions?, tone style, clarinet
tone style, clarinet, concerto: Hello Leanna, Thank you for your question. The audition panel is more interested in how you play for two minutes,not what you play...If you can play Mozart with great tone,style,interpretation for two minutes,you will do just fine...Good luck....Cheers...

Clarinet: tuning & pitch, electronic tuner, register key
electronic tuner, register key, b natural: Hello Ted....Thank you for your question....You should set the tuner at A 440....then play your clarinet note B natural [all fingers down plus the register key]......If you are under pitch,make sure the clarinet barrel and mouthpiece are pushed all the...

Clarinet: Value of my Auguste Buffet Paris wood clarinet, wood clarinet, student models
wood clarinet, student models, accurate answer: Hello Sue, I would really need a serial number to give you a more accurate answer...Try going over the whole clarinet with a magnify glass and look especially at the underside of the upper and lower joints,near the bottom end of each...The number might be...

Clarinet: Value of a boosey and hawkes regent clarinet, check ebay, boosey hawkes
check ebay, boosey hawkes, ebay: Hi there Your clarinet dates to 1974. As to value Id say not much more than a hundred pounds - check ebay and you will see. Unfortunately the market value of Boosey Hawkes clarinets is stagnant at the moment, has been like that for a few years now. ...

Clarinet: age of clarinet, horniman museum london, boosey and hawkes
horniman museum london, boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes: Hello Chris According to the Boosey and Hawkes ledgers which are at the Horniman museum, London, your clarinet was made in 1949. The Edgware was Booseys intermediate instrument - not nearly as polished and refined as their 1010 or 926 models, much...

Clarinet: B&H Symphony 1010, gervase de peyer, jack brymer
gervase de peyer, jack brymer, serial number listings: Hello Rob, sorry for the delay in responding. The 1010 was the top of the line clarinet made by Boosey & Hawkes, many of Englands finest clarinettists used them - Jack Brymer, Frederick Thurston, Gervase de Peyer, Sydney Fell, etc. The market for Boosey...

Clarinet: Beginning clarinet, embouchure control, saxophone tenor
embouchure control, saxophone tenor, clarinet lessons: Hi John, To play B comfortably, have her first play low G and then gently press her register key to make D sound. Then have her do it herself. After that is comfortable, have her play a low F and then add the register key to sound a 12th higher (C). Then...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes b flat "77" clarinet, ebay prices, boosey hawkes
ebay prices, boosey hawkes, student models: Hello Ian The 77 clarinet was one of the lower end models made by Boosey & Hawkes, aimed at students/beginners. Unfortunately the value is low - you would be lucky to get much more than 100 for it. The market for Boosey & Hawkes is poor at the moment,...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, contrary to popular belief, peter eaton
contrary to popular belief, peter eaton, humidity changes: Hello Kylie The 926 was one of the two pro models manufactured by Boosey and Hawkes, the other being the 1010. Both models were larger bore clarinets, larger than most anything currently made, Peter Eaton and Rossi are the only makers to my knowledge who...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, thanks in advance, clarinet
thanks in advance, clarinet, serial number: Your clarinet dates to 1965. Im sorry but I cant help you with identification and value unless you give me more info - any words, numbers, etc stamped on the joints would help. Is the clarinet made of wood, plastic? Thanks R Wodkowski www.ramonwodkowski.co...

Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes clarinet, boosey and hawkes, flat clarinet
boosey and hawkes, flat clarinet, ebay: Hello Ian, sorry for the delay in responding. Your clarinet was made in 1963. As you may already know, the 1010 was the flagship professional model made by Boosey & Hawkes, famous for its rich flexible sound. Value at most would be between 500 - 650,...

Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes clarinet, boosey and hawkes, boehm system
boosey and hawkes, boehm system, bottom barrel: Hello Julian, thanks for your question. Your clarinet dates to 1932, shortly after the merger of Boosey & Co and Hawkes & Son - this was one of the first models Boosey & Hawkes created. Its hard to say which model your clarinet is as 1932 was a transitional...

Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes Symphony 1010, boosey and hawkes, heppenstall
boosey and hawkes, heppenstall, horrible time: Hello Will The going rate for 1010s in the UK (which is the best market for them) is between 1200 - 1400. This of course depends on what sort of condition they are in, however if you only played them for 4 years I would say they could fetch a good price....

Clarinet: Bosey and Hawkes Regent Clarinet, bosey, good afternoon
bosey, good afternoon, clarinet: Hello Peter You are correct, 1959 is the date of manufacture. As to value Im sorry to say the Regents dont fetch much, youd be lucky if you get more than 100 for it - more if the clarinet is made from wood. Hope that helps R Wodkowski www.ramonwodkowski.co...

Clarinet: A clarinets, flat clarinet, b natural
flat clarinet, b natural, clarinets: Hi Kevin, Mine appear to be nearly identical, with maybe the A bell flaring out a bit more? It s really hard to tell! They are both labeled, though, with A for the A Clarinet and B for the Bb clarinet. If you can t hear a difference (check a tuner,...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, jack brymer, clarinet
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, jack brymer, clarinet, sixties

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, soprano clarinet, serial numbers
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, soprano clarinet, serial numbers

Clarinet: Bosey and Hawkes Regent Clarinet
Clarinet: Bosey and Hawkes Regent Clarinet

Clarinet: Hawkes and Son Clarinet, boehm system, vintage pieces
boehm system, vintage pieces, first world war: Hello Rob If the clarinet tunes with your piano then I would say it is definitely low pitch. Hawkes didnt stamp their clarinets HP/LP until the 1920s, so sometimes its difficult to tell what you are getting with these older ones if you dont know what to...

Clarinet: Mouthpiece Clarinet, unfamiliar equipment, proper guidance
unfamiliar equipment, proper guidance, professional symphony: Hi Morgan It is impossible for me to tell you why the judge made those comments - he obviously thought your current setup is restricting you in some way, whether or not that is a mouthpiece issue I cant say. Do you have a private teacher? If you are...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, serial num, professional standard
serial num, professional standard, clarinet: Hello Jean,.....The serial num. on your clarinet indicates manufacture in 1974.......It is a NOBLET 45 model, which is the top of the line that Noblet made...They are regarded as high intermediate to low professional standard....It would be worth having...

Clarinet: old clarinet, selmer clarinet, mouth piece
selmer clarinet, mouth piece, oboe: Hi Victoria, If your son likes the oboe and is even moderately good at it, then I see no reason why he would want to take time away from his obow to play the clarinet. As for the Selmer, take it to a repair shop and obtain an estimate for repairs. Then...

Clarinet: open hole vs. closed hole, clarinet player, level instruments
clarinet player, level instruments, tone hole: Hello Mary, Closed hole clarinets are like saxophones in that you press the key down and the key [not your finger] will adequately cover the tone hole...Martin freres clarinets are student model [intermediate at best] but Selmer Series 10s are excellent...

Clarinet: query of noblet paris clairnet, noblet clarinet, noblet paris
noblet clarinet, noblet paris, diamond shape: Hello Rose...The serial number on your NOBLET clarinet indicates manufacture in 1978...It is a NOBLET 45,which is a top of the line NOBLET. If it is in new condition [or just been overhauled]..it would be worth $1200-1500...If it needs work,repad etc...it...

Clarinet: used intermediate wood clarinets, local music store, wood clarinet
local music store, wood clarinet, buffet e13: Hi Monia, Ask her band and orchestra teachers for the contact information the best clarinet instructors in the area. They might have some information on local deals, or at least help your daughter choose a good instrument. I ll attach some advice, but it...

Clarinet: value of clarinet, noblet paris, diamond shape
noblet paris, diamond shape, level instruments: Hello JULIE, IF the word NOBLET and the N is inside a diamond shape, you have a NOBLET 45, which is the best clarinet made by NOBLET. Some regard these as professional level instruments [and I think they can be if just overhauled, tweeked ,and in perfect...

Clarinet: value of LeBlanc Noblet, general mechanics, strange views
general mechanics, strange views, ballpark estimate: Hello again, In Australia, an overhaul costs aust.$450.and everything is renewed [pads/springs/corks],and all mechanics adjusted..They should come out of an overhaul better than new .... If the clarinet has been unplayed for 24 years, chances are there...

Clarinet: how much, boosey hawkes, clarinets
boosey hawkes, clarinets, good evening: Hello Lyndsay, sorry for the delay in responding. Your clarinet was made in 1972. The Regent was one of the lower end models made by Boosey, aimed at the student/beginner market. Im sorry to tell you that value would be very low, depends on what...

Clarinet: B&H regent Plastic, clarinet mouthpiece, boosey hawkes
clarinet mouthpiece, boosey hawkes, impulse purchase: Hello Bob, Im sorry but it is impossible for me to diagnose your problem without examining your clarinet, mouthpiece, embouchure, etc in person. However I will say that the Boosey & Hawkes clarinets were temperamental with tuning, especially the lower...

Clarinet: for the beginner, level instruments, beginner level
level instruments, beginner level, selmer: Hello Chad...Wood always gives a better sound....Jupiter is in the lower range of beginner level instruments...I know you don t want to spend thousands on a pro level instruument..A reasonable intermediate level insstrument might be had for $1000-1500.[or...

Clarinet: beginner clarinets, local music stores, medicine containers
local music stores, medicine containers, clarinet players: Hi Jen, Any of those clarinets will work fine for your purpose. I even bought a clarinet new off amazon.com two years ago for less than $120 and it currently still works fine for one of my top high school clarinet players. A good mouthpiece can make...

Clarinet: breathing, clarinet player, abdominal muscles
clarinet player, abdominal muscles, musical expression: Hi Jim, You re right on many counts. For a rich and projecting sound, a relaxed (or open) throat is necessary so that the tones may resonate. Air is the key to almost everything in wind playing (proper tone, phrasing, intonation in some cases...), and...

Clarinet: I keep thinking my clarinet is out of tune and I'm not sure how to tune it., electronic tuners, tuning notes
electronic tuners, tuning notes, clarinet: Hello Rachel....You should pull the barrell out a little bit where it meets the main body of the clarinet [or upper joint of the clarinet] ...This will make the air travel further and slightly lower the pitch...This will also create a little air space inside...

Clarinet: leblanc clarinet value, clarinet, 45 years
clarinet, 45 years, dents: Hello Bob...You supplied a serial number indicating manufacture around 1965...Many models were made during this year and you did not indicate which model...Even though your clarinet is in good condition,it is 45 years old...I should think it would be worth...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Value, noblet paris, noblet clarinet
noblet paris, noblet clarinet, ebay: Hello Mela....The serial num. and emblem on your clarinet indicates a NOBLET 45,[ manufactured in 1968] which was the best clarinet they made. It is regarded as a high range intermediate or low range pro level clarinet...I used to own one and thought it played...

Clarinet: Overhaul of a leblanc clarinet, leblanc clarinet, practice purposes
leblanc clarinet, practice purposes, corks: Dear Lee, from what you say, it sounds like the clarinet does not need an overhaul...I suggest you take it to a good repairman to check for any pads/springs or corks that are about to fail...You will play the instrument with more confidence with this checkup....Cheers....JAC...

Clarinet: oiling
Hello Catriona, sorry for the extensive delay. Oiling is a very touchy subject in the clarinet world - some people believe in oiling frequently while others refuse to touch the stuff. I have a great deal of experience with vintage clarinets and the problems...

Clarinet: Playing clarinet after a 4 year hiatus, flat clarinet, swing of things
flat clarinet, swing of things, strenth: Hello Monika...Welcome back to the fold of fellow clarinetists...Don t discard the reeds but after a four year break, your embouchure might appreciate a softer reed 1.2 or 2 until you develop the strenth again to handle the size 3 reeds...If your clarinet...

Clarinet: Signet Soloist, cork grease, tone quality
cork grease, tone quality, clarinets: Hello Sherry.....Provided the beginner has proper instruction regarding how to look after a wooden clarinet [dry after use/keep oiled/use cork grease on connect points/assemble/disassemble with care]..the wooden one would be a better choice because the tone...

Clarinet: selmer bass clarinet, yamaha bass clarinet, music stores in australia
yamaha bass clarinet, music stores in australia, bass clarinets: Hello Allison...I do not know about this specific bass clarinet model...I suggest you do a quick internet search on prices...Check out music stores in Australia as well as EBAY...I found in a quick search that Buffet bass clarinets [new] cost $11,900 and...

Clarinet: Value of Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, ebay
buffet clarinet, ebay, clarinets: Hello Ena...The serial number on your clarinet indicates manufacture in 1972 and is within the R-13 batch of numbers..These are fine clarinets and in excellent condition [at this age] sell for $1000-$2000. on Ebay...These are all good prices because the new...

Clarinet: Bass clarinets in jazz, bass clarinets, bob helm
bass clarinets, bob helm, bill napier: Hello Juliana..Bill Napier and Bob Helm [San Francisco jazz clarinetists--both deceased] played this instrument in trad jazz to good effect...This instrument is not as suited as much as the standard size Bb clarinet because it lacks the volume required...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes clarinet, intermediate model, ebay
intermediate model, ebay, gumtree: Hello Ros Unfortunately that clarinet is not worth a lot of money as it is an intermediate model - no more than a few hundred pounds at the very most. I would try selling on ebay, you might get lucky and sell for a good amount. Other than that you...

Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes Emperor? Value, boosey and hawkes, pristine example
boosey and hawkes, pristine example, value question: Hello Nicky I guarantee that clarinet was made in Edgware. Value sounds high to me, 400 for a pristine example. The Emperor was not the top of the line pro model and is not sought after so your not looking at a big sale unfortunately. Thanks ...

Clarinet: boosey & hawkes clarinet, boosey and hawkes, patent pending
boosey and hawkes, patent pending, clarinets: Hello Pat Your clarinet was made in 1939. From your description it sounds like its a pre war 1010 model, the top of the line professional clarinet made by Boosey prior to WW2. Value is between 350 - 700 depending on condition. There is a market...

Clarinet: Going over the break, pinky fingers, tone holes
pinky fingers, tone holes, ring fingers: Hi Stefani, The best way to approach the register break is usually addressed pretty well in the band study books. The first step is making sure that you can play low G, F and E properly. Often, ring fingers move just a bit when the pinky fingers enter the...

Clarinet: Dorian minor scales for clarinet, minor scales, eb
minor scales, eb, minor c: Hi Micky, I don t have sheet music for your precise needs, but I ll tell you what notes you need to play. Bb concert major - C D E F G A B C Bb concert natural minor - C D Eb F G Ab Bb C Bb concert dorian - C D Eb F G A Bb C Bb concert dominant -...

Clarinet: Information and Value Advice, clarinet repair, clarinet players
clarinet repair, clarinet players, reputable businesses: Hi Susan....I actually live in SYDNEY,Australia, so am unfamiliar with the clarinet repair scene in AMARILLO....I occassionally surf the web [USA clarinet material]...I suppose Sheiveport Louisiana is too far for you, but there seems to be a fabulous repair...

Clarinet: learner teaching learner: basic fingering, youi, e key
youi, e key, articulation: Hello Julie...I assume by low A to E , youi are referring to the notes around open G with no fingers down....You should gently roll the top finger over to the E key....Whether you tongue or slur will be dependent on the articulation markings....Cheers...

Clarinet: Mouth Pieces, rue lepic, eddie daniels
rue lepic, eddie daniels, mouth pieces: Hi Bryan, What you re using right now may be just fine. If you find yourself in the area of a music store with a good selection of mouthpieces (do a little research in your area and areas where you plan to travel), then budget some time to test out some...

Clarinet: Music in College, audition advice, clarinet lessons
audition advice, clarinet lessons, strange feelings: Hi Brenda, Below I have posted some audition advice that I offered to someone in the past. Good luck! Rebecca http://clarinet-lessons.blogspot.com/ The stress of an audition is directly proportional to the auditioner s level of preparation....

Clarinet: price clarinet B&H, piccadilly circus, class models
piccadilly circus, class models, boosey and hawkes: Hello Ira This is an interesting clarinet - are you certain the clarinet isnt stamped Hawkes and Son rather Boosey and Hawkes? Boosey and Hawkes did not make the Excelsior Sonorous class models, that model pre dated the merger of Boosey & Co and Hawkes...

Clarinet: Selmer esries 9 and series 9 star?, selmer models, tone holes
selmer models, tone holes, jazz work: Hello Nick....My understanding is that the SERIES 9 has a bore size of .588...which is pretty big...3rd or 4th biggest clarinet bore around...This makes it a pretty good jazz horn because it can be powerful...The 9* is a slightly more refined version [tapered...

Clarinet: having a soft clean higher register, college auditions, orchestral excerpts
college auditions, orchestral excerpts, dynamic level: Hi Clement, I don t have my excerpts with me at the moment, but as my memory serves me I believe I have used an alternate fingering for high G for at least one of those excerpts. Try using the fingering for B natural above the staff (left thumb and index)...

Clarinet: 1885 & 1907 buffet crampon clarinets, design enhancements, clarinet
design enhancements, clarinet, cheers: Hello Daniel...There does not seem to be a great after market for really old clarinets...Although your clarinets come from one of the best clarinet manufacturers,pre-1956 clarinets just do not play as well as newer models, due to all the design enhancements...

Clarinet: alto sax value, selmer mark, selmer alto sax
selmer mark, selmer alto sax, furthur: Hello Bill...There are very few Selmer MARK v1 saxes on the net for sale...One is listed at 5,500 euros, the other is in an Australian paper for $6,000...They are not made anymore and they are sought after...You should investigate furthur but $5,000US...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkins "The Edgware", boosey and hawkes, leblanc family
boosey and hawkes, leblanc family, edgware: Hello Brenda....The Edgeware clarinet was the student line from Boosey and Hawkes...Thousands were made [in plastic or wood] and mainly in England, where they were made...The factory was in Edgeware Road , thus the name....I could not find serial numbers...

Clarinet: Buffet Crampon, buffet crampon, serial num
buffet crampon, serial num, ebay: Hello C, Your Buffet is from 1972 and its serial num. is in the R-13 catergory..The most wanted Buffets seem to be the ones made between 1965 and 1979[something to do with the people working with Buffet then, as well as the quality of the wood]...You may...

Clarinet: Clarinet repair, clarinet repair, ebonite
clarinet repair, ebonite, repairable: Hello Gerry....The broken section is called a tenion.....You need a tenion repair,done by better repairmen...Expect to pay around $100-120 for this,which can make it original strength, and as good as old [or as good as old in this case]...Whether the work...

Clarinet: clarinet and sax value, selmer clarinet, ebay prices
selmer clarinet, ebay prices, hello bill: Hello Bill...Both of those instruments are good pro level...You can either look at EBAY or music stores in your area that sell used instruments to get an idea of what the market price is [what people will pay]...If you want a more accurate price estimate,take...

Clarinet: clarinets, boosey and hawkes, level instruments
boosey and hawkes, level instruments, buffet crampon: Hello Leanne....Your Boosey and Hawkes Regent clarinet dates to 1972...It is a student level instrument..[some are wood, some are plastic..you did not specify]...Student level instruments that are 38 years old sell for $100-300 on Ebay,depending on wood/plastic,...

Clarinet: Value of a Whaley & Royce Clarinet, canadian professional, bakelite
Clarinet: Value of a Whaley & Royce Clarinet, canadian professional, bakelite, toronto canada

Clarinet: fingering transition between 3 notes, f sharp, lower register
f sharp, lower register, middle c: Hello Richard....Yes, those notes in that order is tricky...You have a choice of practicing slowly and gradually speeding up, using L=R=R....or use L FOR c# [YOU HAVE NO CHOICE HERE] Next, as you play low f# with R, YOU IMMEDIATELY put the L FINGER DOWN...

Clarinet: more information abouth and value???, buffet clarinet, information abouth
buffet clarinet, information abouth, ebay: Hello Mirsad....The Buffet RC clarinet is certainly a pro model clarinet...Re. price, look up BUFFET clarinet prices, find your model,and you will see the price today...Then, look up EBAY look for similar BUFFET RC models...Your clarinet is 21 years old, but...

Clarinet: Model of Leblanc clarinet., conn selmer, st leonards
conn selmer, st leonards, sydney australia: Hello Jude....Unfortunately, Leblanc lumps all its serial numbers together without separating them into model catergories...If there are two fancy looking letter L s [back to back]..it could be a [well regarded] LL model.....If it has that, it was...

Clarinet: noblet clairinet value, noblet clarinet, noblet paris
noblet clarinet, noblet paris, ebay: Hello Nicki....Your serial num. indicates a NOBLET 45 clarinet from 1985...This model was the best one made by Noblet, and when in perfect condition, is considered an intermediate grade instrument..The chipped/cracked mouthpice would not have much effect...

Clarinet: note help, ring fingers, good question
ring fingers, good question, pinky: Hi Sierra, Good question, and the answer is that you need to vent. That means that you put down a combination of fingers to make the note resonate more clearly. Try closing LH fingers 2 and 3 (middle and ring), plus RH pinky over the C/F key (not Eb...

Clarinet: Re: Serial no: 242681 Clarinet, boosey, clarinet
boosey, clarinet, ebay: Hello Hannah....From your decription and serial number,it sounds like your clarinet is a [student level] Regent clarinet [CIRCA 1966] from B and H....A student clarinet/plastic/44 years old would probably get you $100-200 on Ebay....Cheers JAC...

Clarinet: Selmer Omega Clarinet, selmer paris, level instruments
selmer paris, level instruments, question index: Hi Terina, The Selmer USA Omega that they sell now is an intermediate level instrument, but in the 1990s Selmer Paris made an Omega clarinet that was a professional level instrument. Some people really like the current Omega - I copied some discussions...

Clarinet: Silver Clarinet, imfo, old silver
imfo, old silver, old case: Hello Daniel....I could not find anything on the clarinet you mentioned...There were many companies that made metal clarinets and the ones that were more inferior did not last...There are some good ones...Check out the silver clarinet site for some interesting...

Clarinet: Value of a Whaley & Royce Clarinet, royce company, mid 1950s
royce company, mid 1950s, ebay: Hello Heidi....A clarinet that is 90 years old would be missing out on a lot of technology that came to clarinet design in the mid-1950s and later...In todays market,wher you can buy used R-13 clarinets on EBAY for around $1000, a little known brand like your...

Clarinet: My B-flat Clarinet is always really flat, flat clarinet, embouchure
flat clarinet, embouchure, cold temperature: Hello Lyanna...Assuming you have a good clarinet that is normally in tune with a tuner,the things that will affect tuning [playing flat] are [1]a reed that is to soft,[2] an enadaquate mouthpiece,[3] an embouchure that is not firm enough,[4] lack of air through...

Clarinet: Clarinet embrochure problem, air leaks, bad habit
air leaks, bad habit, many different ways: Hi Bo, I think I can help you. First, understand that you have trained the wrong muscles. To retrain the muscles, you are going to have to stop every time you hear/feel air escaping from the sides. Usually a break for a few seconds will suffice, but sometime...

Clarinet: Clarinet Martin Freres LaMonte, clarinetist, clarinet
clarinetist, clarinet, serial number: Hello Claudio....Your clarinet is student grade...I could not locate your serial number...You did not specify if the instrument is wood or other material...If the clarinet works well,nothing leaks and it plays reasonably in tune, and if it gives you pleasure...

Clarinet: High register, oral cavity, proper formation
oral cavity, proper formation, fingering chart: Hi Alison, Some tips: 1. Apply more pressure against the reed (but not extra pressure on the mouthpiece). 2. Lower your lip on the reed/take in more mouthpiece. 3. It may help to use a harder reed. 4. Shape the inside of your oral cavity so...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet, noblet paris, ebay
noblet paris, ebay, level 47: Hello Paul.....I am assuming the serial number you provided has a 5th number, which you cannot make out....If so, I can tell you your clarinet was manufactured around 1963.....If the number had been above 53,000, it would be an intermediate grade instrument...Yours...

Clarinet: R13 Clarinet, clarinet, nicks
clarinet, nicks, 8 years: Hello Corby, Your question says it only needs the pad replacec ....Does that mean on pad or is it a misprint and the pads need replacing?.....In any event, your clarinet is only 8 years old and the R-13 is an excellent clarinet.....It would be worth at...

Clarinet: repairs, ..
..: Hello Bob...The repairman I use is STEPHEN GIORDANO......1 WELLS ST..... ANNANDALE .... PH...02-95719086 ............You may find someone as good but none better....He likes to be called first...Sometimes he is too busy and i suppose does not want...

Clarinet: Selmer clarinet value, selmer clarinet, mid 1950s
selmer clarinet, mid 1950s, serial num: Hello Jane.....Your email said your clarinet was made in Elkhart, Indiana...Is there some marking on the clarinet body that says that?...If not, you can assume the clarinet was made in France.....In any case, the Selmer M series was made between JAN 1939 and...

Clarinet: Switch to new clarinet or not?, clarinet mouthpiece, wood clarinet
clarinet mouthpiece, wood clarinet, symphonic band: Dear Valerie, All other things being even, generally a wood clarinet will deliver a better tone than other material...The clarinet should be regulated before it leaves the store if there are in house people to do that...Your daughter could always use the...

Clarinet: ONe more clarification on alternate clarion B KEY, lh c, rapid succession
lh c, rapid succession, pinkies: Hello again Simon, Those of us on the ALLEXPERTS list are here on a strictly volunteer basis,to give back a little to those others with similar interests as ours....I have not heard of a MASSIMO clarinet, so I suspect it may be a student grade clarinet...

Clarinet: B&H Boosey and Hawkes London Series 2-20 serial # 253717, boosey and hawkes, minor design changes
boosey and hawkes, minor design changes, comfy position: Hello Again...I am not sure I know what the band director meant either, unless a few of the keys are bent or some clarinets have a few alternate fingering keys,,or maybe a few minor design changes slightly moved the keys to a more comfy position for the player...The...

Clarinet: From Bb Bass Clarinet to Eb Alto Clarinet, contra bass clarinet, alto clarinet
contra bass clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinet ensemble: Hi Valerie, COngratulations on putting together such a large clarinet ensemble - you are all bound to have a lot of fun with Stravinsky. Good luck with the alto clarinet! I really do not enjoy the sound of the alto clarinet, and it tends to play very out...

Clarinet: Better tone, david shifrin, sabine meyer
david shifrin, sabine meyer, oral cavity: Hi Grayson, Congratulations on your continuing success on such a fantastic instrument. I like your confidence, it should serve you well in music. Relationships and contacts with other musicians will help you immensely, too, so make sure that you have a...

Clarinet: buffet clarinet, -13 model'
-13 model': Hello Samuel...I agree that your clarinet was manufactured in 1945...Unfortunately, Buffet, like many others, lumps all the serial numbers together, or [usually] by year, with little or no reference to the model name......If the finish and key work is very...

Clarinet: buffet clarinet, buffet clarinet, worth 1000
buffet clarinet, worth 1000, cheers: Dear Kim, Unless your clarinet states some other model...you have an R-13...The models between 83,000 and 200,000 were considered the best [wood used/people in the production lines then]... Just overhauled R13s should be worth $1000-1400.[good buy at this...

Clarinet: buffet model and year, fred cohen, clarinet
fred cohen, clarinet, serial numbers: Hello Dennis, Buffets with serial numbers between 50,501-53,000 were made in 1955, the year R-13 MODELS started.....I suspect you may have one of those....It is amazing that your clarinet plays so well, considering no work has been done on it....As a 55...

Clarinet: Clarinet High notes, embouchure, slow speed
embouchure, slow speed, high note: Hello Hao...Make sure you are using the very best high note fingerings for your instrument, get the passage down correctly at a slow speed, and then [with a metronome] slowly increase the speed...The reed strength and mouthpiece type [note to close] should...

Clarinet: clarinet, serial num, instument
serial num, instument, clarinets: Hello Rob...I have not been able to locate a serial num. list for OLDS clarinets, but I assume they do exist....If it has not been played for years,pads can dry out and not seat well...Currently, there are about 10 OLDS clarinets on EBAY at these prices....$10......50....80...100......130....170....360....They...

Clarinet: concert scales, bass clarinet, concert bands
bass clarinet, concert bands, private lessons: Hello Isabella....You sort of sound like me...I sat in concert bands next to people who could read and played by ear...I finally took private lessons and got the reading thing down...As to your scales, these are the notes you need to learn......Eb-F- G- Ab-Bb-...

Clarinet: buffet model and year, joe allard, teacher joe
Clarinet: buffet model and year, joe allard, teacher joe, register key

Clarinet: concert scales, flat clarinet, eb
Clarinet: concert scales, flat clarinet, eb, isabella

Clarinet: Good Deal or Scam?, local music store, student models
Clarinet: Good Deal or Scam?, local music store, student models, repair person

Clarinet: Transposing "A" to Bb", half tone, clarinet
Clarinet: Transposing "A" to Bb", half tone, clarinet, bb

Clarinet: Good Deal or Scam?, leblanc clarinet, model markings
leblanc clarinet, model markings, budget lines: Hello Morgan....The student/budget lines of Leblanc are called NORMANDY and NOBLET,and that word would be on the clarinet.......If the clarinet is a LEBLANC, that word would be on the bell or top barrel of the instrument...I cannot make any judgements on...

Clarinet: Leblanc clarinet with no markings other than the serial#??, martin france, brown case
martin france, brown case, ebay: Hello Jodi....Leblanc keeps minimal serial number lists posted on the net ....I could not find anything close to yours...Maybe a call to Leblanc or a Leblanc dealer could help you...Re. value, the RESO-TONE was a student level clarinet,usually plastic,not...

Clarinet: leblanc clarinet?, clarinet world, wood clarinet
clarinet world, wood clarinet, pro model: Hello Andrea...The Noblet 27 used to be called the Noblet 40...It is a low end semi pro model clarinet as opposed to the Noblet 45 and Noblet ARTIST models [high end semi pro standard]...IF THE Noblet 27 is wood and just been overhauled, it is good buying...

Clarinet: Tips on high E, ring finger, sliver
ring finger, sliver, intonation: Hi Caitlin, I assume you are referring to the altissimo (high) register. High F# tends to be flat, whereas high E tends to be sharp. To counteract this, depress the Right Hand sliver key (with your ring finger) when you play high F# (in addition to the...

Clarinet: Transposing "A" to Bb", four sharps, capriccio italien
four sharps, capriccio italien, concert pitch: Hello Bo.....When you play the written note C on a Bb clarinet, the actual note that comes out will be a Bb concert[a Bb pitch as played on a piano].....If you play a written C on an A clarinet, the actual pitch that will come out is an A natural...

Clarinet: Value of an Empire State P-M clarinet, clarinet brands, ebay
clarinet brands, ebay, penzel: Dear Michael...From the photo, it looks like you have a metal clarinet...This brand is better than other metal clarinet brands, but still metal...You can find these [at best ,intermediate standard] clarinets on EBAY for $150-400, depending on condition...Cheers...

Clarinet: Wanting to buy a used wooden clarinet, wood clarinet, buffet r13
wood clarinet, buffet r13, noblet: Hi Lisa, Buffet R13, Leblanc, Noblet (for less $)... Check the 12ths for intonation (E/B, F/C, etc.). They won t be perfect, but if any of the notes are too far off, it might be a struggle to play the instrument in tune. Good luck! Rebecc...

Clarinet: Clarinet Warm Ups, articulation exercises, warm ups
articulation exercises, warm ups, band thanks: Hi Elaina, Here s a good article by Robert Spring, a great clarinetist whom I studied with for 4 years in grad school. http://www.woodwind.org/OCR/Spring/spring1.html You can pick and choose from the article, but long tones, articulation exercises,...

Clarinet: clarnet, level instruments, serial num
level instruments, serial num, edgeware: Hi David...The serial num. on your clarinet indicates manufacture in 1967...During the 60s. B&H made MARLBOROUGH/EDGEWARE/1-10 models, all out of wood or ebonite...These were all student level instruments...I do not know which one you have but these models,...

Clarinet: E fingering is always a D, bundy clarinet, rico reeds
bundy clarinet, rico reeds, rear vent: Hi Barry, Congratulations on your return to the world of playing music! Good news - everything is as it should be. The Bb clarinet is a transposing instrument, in this case meaning that every note that is played on the clarinet sounds a whole step lower....

Clarinet: Value of Artley Clarinet, clarnet, tone holes
Clarinet: Value of Artley Clarinet, clarnet, tone holes, clarinet

Clarinet: American Peerless, ebay, mouthpiece
ebay, mouthpiece, thanks in advance: Hello Glenna.....You are right...I searched the ends of the universe..and even the internet but could not find anything on this clarinet...My guess is that not many were made and not much chops in them..so they disappear...Maybe one of the other experts can...

Clarinet: New to Clarinet, trumpet embouchure, clarinet books
trumpet embouchure, clarinet books, clarinet players: Hi Kate, I play trumpet, too, and I m happy to answer your astute questions. Playing the clarinet will not negatively impact your trumpet playing, so you can relax on that one. Rotate your reeds. Break them in slowly at first by only playing on each...

Clarinet: How old is my clarinet, clarinets, antique store
clarinets, antique store, ebay: Hello Corey, I believe your clarinet was manufactured in late 1925...As with most metal clarinets,if they are in perfect condition,they usually sell for $300-400,not much,considering an overhaul would cost as much...In poor condition,you will sometimes find...

Clarinet: Price Check Please, noblet paris, ebay
noblet paris, ebay, thanks in advance: Hello Joshua...The Noblet serial numbers do not go as far as 369326 but there is a B SERIES of numbers that goes to B45800 [year 1984]....I believe your clarinet was manufactured around 1986 and is a NOBLET 45..[the top of the line NOBLET]....It is considered...

Clarinet: Selmer Centered Tone Clarinet-- Value, selmer centered tone, ebay prices
selmer centered tone, ebay prices, good starting point: Hello Benjamin, I have a soft spot for the Selmer Centertone...It had one of the biggest bores,and a solid big sound...If it was sitting in a closet for 20 years,it would have issues,mainly pads that have dried out and become brittle,ready to fail someone...

Clarinet: Value of Artley Clarinet, shiny appearance, hard rubber
shiny appearance, hard rubber, approximate value: Hello Bronson, Some woodgrain finishes look very convincing...Generally,with wood clarinets,you can actually see the grains of wood. The hard rubber/plastic/ebonite clarinets are usually blacker in color and have a shiny appearance, and the tone will not...

Clarinet: Artley value, artley clarinet, wood clarinet
artley clarinet, wood clarinet, decent shape: Hi Scott, If it plays reasonably well, then its a good deal. Have your daughter use a tuner when she s trying it out. Also, make sure it is actually wood - the manufacturers are pretty good at making plastic appear to be wood. If it s plastic, then...

Clarinet: B&H Clarinet series 1-10 Number 226654, fremont california, clarinet
fremont california, clarinet, london england: Hello Raquel, The B and H is a studend grade instrument made in the 1950s and 60 s.. They came in wood or plastic...About 14,000 -16,000 were produced each year in London...Your clarinet serial number dates it to 1962-3....Your 48 yr. old clarinet would...

Clarinet: Beginning Clarinet Reeds, vandoren reed, clarinet reeds
vandoren reed, clarinet reeds, strenth: Hello Morgan...The strenth of reeds and how they feel to your mouth will depend on the openness of the mouthpiece...I would suggest getting a 1.5, a 2, and a 2.5 and see which one you like...The cheapest most readily available reeds are RICO...The most expensive...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Regent Clarinet, student quality, workhorse
student quality, workhorse, clarinet: Hello Rhiannon, The Regent line of B&H CLARINETS were student quality,a nd a fairly reliable workhorse,mainly sold in the place of manufacture..England.....They made them in wood and plastic into the 1970 s....Yours was manufactured in around 1961....Cheers...

Clarinet: Buffet Crampon Clarinet, buffet crampon clarinet, serial num
buffet crampon clarinet, serial num, model names: Hello Susan,....I can see where you came up with the 1937 and 1969 dates as the serial num. is within the range of both dates...IF it was 1969, it would be an E-13 model...AS YOU MENTIONED, IT WAS OLD WHEN YOU GOT IT SO IT COULD WELL BE FROM THE EARLIER DATE...The...

Clarinet: Which Clarinet Stand to Choose, clarinet music, clarinet player
clarinet music, clarinet player, google search: Hello Thiam Hai....Clarinet stands are pretty much a personal preference as to what type you order...I prefer the ones that either can collapse down to a small size or have a srcew off base to make smaller when not in use...If you put clarinet music stands...

Clarinet: Clarinet Identification Info., thin shield, ebay
thin shield, ebay, mouth piece: Hello Bill...The main body of your instrument is a Normandy Reso Tone,which is what that model is called......I believe these come in wood and plastic,and regarded as student grade instruments in todays market...The connector piece is the barrel. Alexandre...

Clarinet: Clarinet info & value, buffet clarinet, clarinet info
buffet clarinet, clarinet info, currency converter: Hello Patty, I am from San Francisco but have lived in Sydney, Australia since 1971...In Sydney,an overhaul costs between $350 and $550 Australian...Go to currency converter on Google to find out in usa dollars..I go to someone who charges $450 [aust]and...

Clarinet: Clarinet Value, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, top of the line: Dear Jenny...Your clarinet was manufactured around 1957...RE. value, not enough imformation supplied.[condition/wood/rubber/plastic].I can tell you the top of the line B&H clarinets were the SYMPHONY 1010S, WITH SERIAL NO. HIGHER THAN 444XXX ....Cheers ...

Clarinet: Clarinet value?, boosey hawkes, ebay
boosey hawkes, ebay, clarinets: Hello Candice...The 1-10 and 2-20 B&H clarinet models were the student range, made of plastic,rubber, or wood...You did not specify material...In 1960,B&H serial numbers were up to 183,480 and in 1966, they were up to 216,190, so your clarinet may have been...

Clarinet: Clarinet value, value question, register key
value question, register key, clarinet: Hello again...There are student level,intermediate level, and pro level Buffet,but the best of the lot is the BUFFET R-13, made from 1955 onwards.....I own BUFFET/SELMER and LEBLANC. The Buffet is best for all round work,especially classical music..With its...

Clarinet: clarinet, buffet r13, buffet crampon
buffet r13, buffet crampon, clarinet: Hello Karen...Your CLARINET IS AN R-13,manufactured in 1980...The Buffet R13 is regarded by many [including me] to be the best clarinet ever for classical music....If it is in overhauled condition [nothing needed] one could expect $1300-1900....I sold a 1973...

Clarinet: clarinet value, buffet crampon clarinet, ebay
buffet crampon clarinet, ebay, 13s: Hello Cheryl....Your clarinet is an R-13 model,regarded by many as the best clarinet made....Your clarinet serial number indicates manufacture in 1974...The R-13s with serial numbers between 83,000 and 200,000 [years 1965-1979] are highly regarded because...

Clarinet: What company made my clarinet?, replacement case, clarinets
replacement case, clarinets, carry case: Hello Rick...Usually somewhere on the clarinet there will be an emblem or a name...Just a serial number won t be too much help because most clarinets have them...You could also look at any emblem on the carry case [although it could be a replacement case]and/or...

Clarinet: DeVillier Clarinets, tone quality, clarinets
tone quality, clarinets, cheers: Hello Teresa, I could find very little on this brand name..One comment suggested it is a stencil [copy] of the noted Keilworth instruments, AND WAS IN BUSINESS FROM 1950- 1968....Whether it be wood or plastic, I suspect it is in the student range...The...

Clarinet: clarinet value, tone holes, buffet crampon
Clarinet: clarinet value, tone holes, buffet crampon, r13

Clarinet: DeVillier Clarinets, dixieland band, level instruments
Clarinet: DeVillier Clarinets, dixieland band, level instruments, grenadilla

Clarinet: Pair of Boosey & Hawkes 1010s, spare pair, heather
Clarinet: Pair of Boosey & Hawkes 1010s, spare pair, heather

Clarinet: Higher than G, treble clef, finger dexterity
treble clef, finger dexterity, hand pointer: Hello Chris...Regarding fingering charts....When you go to google...type in clarinet fingering charts there will be many things that come up but I just did it...Click on the 3rd one from top...called CLARINET FINGERING CHARTS/THE WOODWIND FINGERING...

Clarinet: Noblet Artist, selmer, intermediate level
selmer, intermediate level, normandy: Hello Tanya, Noblet 45 Artist clarinets are the top of the line for Noblet,although they are still regarded as intermediate level clarinets...If in new condition and well regulated/adjusted,they can be nice instruments to play but still not as fine as a...

Clarinet: Noblet-clarinet, type and age., noblet clarinet, best motel
noblet clarinet, best motel, straight sides: Hello Carl-Fedrk....I have looked at that link as well and it does look to be a Noblet 45 from 1970.....This model is the best motel Noblet makes [the other models have less features or finish/time put into them....The Noblet ARTIST45 is the same as yours...

Clarinet: Pair of Boosey & Hawkes 1010s, jack brymer, intonation problems
jack brymer, intonation problems, mid 1950s: Hello Heather, ..Pairs of B and H clarinets in good condition seem to go for around 1200-1500 GBP [GREAT BRITISH POUNDS] on EBAY.....I have tried only one 1010 and I liked it......They seem a little harder [more air to fill the instrument]to play because of...

Clarinet: purchasing a clarinet for my son, buffet r13, clarinet accessories
buffet r13, clarinet accessories, clarinet player: Hi Sharon, You do not need to spend that kind of money at this point. For a beginner, I recommend a beginning horn. I bought a clarinet at amazon.com for $100 and it plays just fine for one of my students. Later, you might decide to upgrade to a professional...

Clarinet: Schreiber & Sohne Clarinet, serial list, decent condition
serial list, decent condition, stepup: Hello again, IF your clarinet is made of composite[plastic or hard rubber] it will have a shiny gloss to it...If it is made of wood,have a closer look and you should be able to see the actual wood grains in the wood [little flecks] especially on...

Clarinet: York Clarinet, baritone horn, carl fischer
baritone horn, carl fischer, mellow sound: Hello Tom...I could not find much imfo on this brand of clarinet..The YORK company was founded by James Warner York in 1882....In 1885, it became York and Holton; in 1900, it became J.W. York and Sons; in 1926-27, it became the York Band Instrument Company,and...

Clarinet: 1925 Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, buffet ideas
buffet clarinet, buffet ideas, magnificent work: Hello Jason...Buffet did some magnificent work on clarinets in1954-55..and then released the Buffet R-13...Most clarinets pre 1954 are not quite as good as post 1954...especially since many tried to copy some of the Buffet ideas..There are exceptions to this....A...

Clarinet: Age, quality, and value, school football games, indoor concerts
school football games, indoor concerts, leblanc family: Hi Tim , You have a great starter instrument.Its made better than ALL the student stuff now.It is in the leblanc family.Real Clarinets are wood(and when he gets better he will need one) but this with the noblet mouthpiece is a very good starter instrument.This...

Clarinet: age of LeBlanc clarinet, bass clarinets, serial num
bass clarinets, serial num, clarinet: Hello Marlys...I found the serial num. 11232 under the 1973 date...However, it is the serial num. list for bass clarinets...If yours is not one of these, I suggest you try another expert....The website for much clarinet imfo is CLARINET PERFECTION .....Cheers...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes 10 10 Symphony, boosey hawkes, glass shape
boosey hawkes, glass shape, decent condition: Hi Dominik, Clarinets are quite imperfect, and one thing that manufacturers do to mitigate this is to make an inverted shape inside the bore of the instrument. Over time, this hour-glass shape disappears because of swabbing and air. This is the promary...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes 2-20 series clarinet, boosey hawkes, pot metal
boosey hawkes, pot metal, little holes: Hi Shelly, There is a good chance the pads are leaky now .Look at the pads and look for tears or little Holes(if you have holes you had bugs!)the keys were made well and are not pot metal but not power forged either. Good Luck Shelly, Dan Goss, dgoss@musicvillageoregon.co...

Clarinet: Buffet Crampon Clarinet, buffet crampon clarinet, silver keys
buffet crampon clarinet, silver keys, question thanks: My Book has it made in 1972,The r-13s of that time are getting $500.00-$1500.00 depending on the condition.A Good trick is to look at ebay and see what they are selling for.I would wait till the fall when the bands start up again to sell it though. Good Luck...

Clarinet: CLARINET, buffet clarinets, wood clarinet
buffet clarinets, wood clarinet, abrasive cloth: Hello Tim...Evette is the student range of Buffet clarinets,and pretty good ones too...They make clarinets in wood and other material...Assuming you have a wood clarinet,use woodwind bore oil , found in music stores that sell orchestral instruments, or you...

Clarinet: Clarinet info, noblet paris, clarinet family
noblet paris, clarinet family, clarinet info: The the clarinet family from leblanc .It went Vito,Normandy, Noblet then leblanc in the value of the instrument from student to pro model Here is a link for dates http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/Leblanc.html These go for $200-$600 in the...

Clarinet: Clarinet value, intonation problems, conn usa
intonation problems, conn usa, luck kelly: Hi Kelly, The Conn clarinet is a good instrument but nothing special. The keys are very good on them.They don t make it any more .Was made in 1950 though by the serial number.Wood is better than plastic too as real clarinets are wood.Some this old had intonation...

Clarinet: Coudet Clarinet, serail number, clarinet
serail number, clarinet, cheers: Hello Dean....The COUDET clarinet was a middle of the range student grade clarinet marketed by MARTIN FRERES,another student range clarinet. The Coudet was made of metal or wood,and you did not indicate which material your clarinet is......In a 1957 catalog,Coudet...

Clarinet: Coudet Clarinet, professional quality instrument, grenadilla wood
Clarinet: Coudet Clarinet, professional quality instrument, grenadilla wood, specimen

Clarinet: How can I fix my clarinet?, play anything, clarinet
play anything, clarinet, goss: Hi Tristan, Take the top joint and blow in it while covering the holes and the end of the clarinet .Do the same on the lower joint.IF you don t find the leak that way check the bridge key.That is the one that extends from the upper joint to the lower joint.Its...

Clarinet: henri selmer bass clarinet, henri selmer, bass clarinet
henri selmer, bass clarinet, luck john: Hi John, Yes its worth fixing,those go for $500-$2500 depending on the condition.Go to a repair shop and have them appraise it,looking for cracks too.The cost to restore them is pretty steep though and you might want to sell it as is ,but don t tell them...

Clarinet: Pan Am Clarinet Question, restoration company, ltd usa
restoration company, ltd usa, rest of my days: The pan Am stuff is all old .They don t make it anymore .When I get these in I will fix them up and use it for a tax donation.The Mouthpiece might be worth something though .Can you give me the name on it? Thanks Dan, Dan dgoss@musicvillageoregon.co...

Clarinet: price of a clarinet, buffet crampon clarinet, question pool
buffet crampon clarinet, question pool, good starting point: Hello Kenneth....Instrument manufacturers should make clear indications on their instruments as to what model you have. Unfortunately,this is not always the case....I have referred your question to the expert question pool for furthur pondering....Cheers...

Clarinet: signet special, signet, ebay
signet, ebay, 60s: Hi Curt, You have the best model of the signet line.They made these in the 50s and 60s.I sell these with new pads for $400-$600 at the shop.They are really worth more but they made a lot of them and you can buy them on ebay real cheap sometimes. Thanks Curt,...

Clarinet: what is it worth??, leblanc family, good shape
leblanc family, good shape, normandy: Hi Jimmie , The Normandy model is from the Leblanc family.They made them out of wood and plastic.They were made well but in the leblanc family they were the entry level or the step up.They are better than All the Chinese stuff though.In good condition they...

Clarinet: 1957 Selmer Centred Tone Clarinet, selmer centered tone, ebay
selmer centered tone, ebay, jazz players: Hi Jodie, Those are great clarinets,especially for Jazz players.The articulated G sharp is nice but sometimes problematic. How old are the pads? If they are over 5 years and not played they have dried out and will not last long .The value of a good condition...

Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, ebay
buffet clarinet, ebay, goss: Hi Julia, Wow that is old.The problem with the age is the bore size in the Clarinet (they call them pee shooters)they were made for smaller people back then (really).you might try ebay for a collector as most of those from then have cracks.I can t really...

Clarinet: Clarinet Info, buffet clarinet, clarinet info
buffet clarinet, clarinet info, luck steve: HI Steve, Your clarinet was made in 1970.And If it says buffet Crampon only it is probably a r-13 and that is a great clarinet,if it s wood.I would rent one to find out first.Yours will need new pads as they are too old and dried out now (repads run $200-$300...

Clarinet: Clarinets from flea market, professional musician, clarinets
professional musician, clarinets, typical value: Hi Tulissa, The bundy is a good student horn(better that they make now too)fixed up in good shape they will run $200-$300.The metal clarinet while cool looking have a different sound to them than the more modern horns(yours was made in the 20 s)Dixie players...

Clarinet: Conn Clarinet, information on the clarinet, good shape
information on the clarinet, good shape, clarinets: Hi Kathleen, Is the clarinet wood? and cosmetically in good shape? By the serial numbers it was made in 1928. The Conn clarinets never got out of the student area .Even if it is wood the price range in working condition is around $150-$200 Good luck ,...

Clarinet: clarinet tone, jazz pop, vandoren
jazz pop, vandoren, mouthpieces: Hi Tia, Ideally, you will be able to control your sound so that it serves the music. Sometimes a context will call for a brighter sound (sometimes jazz, pop, marches, other music), while other situations will call for a darker sound. We are able to change...

Clarinet: clarinette noblet, noblet clarinet, leblanc family
noblet clarinet, leblanc family, gist: HI Sami, I don t read french .But the gist I get is that you want the Value on a Noblet clarinet .They are part of the leblanc Family .The noblets are they re next down from the pro models.New noblets you can get for $1100.00 so the used ones are half that...

Clarinet: evaluation, insurance value, insurance purposes
insurance value, insurance purposes, clarinets: Hi judith, They were good horns in their day. Do the horns say Buffet on them? the serial numbers are not matching up for Boosey instruments.If boosey is only on them insurance value Is under $500 on both and it falls a lot under a home owners policy.The...

Clarinet: evaluation, insurance purposes, clarinets
insurance purposes, clarinets, scratches: Hello Judith, The Emperor dates to around 1975...It is an intermediate grade instrument. If in overhauled condition, these sell for $600-800 in AUSTRALIA...The Symphony 1010 dates to around 1978 and is a profestional level instrument...If in overhauled...

Clarinet: Leblanc mod 300 value, leblanc paris, clarinet
leblanc paris, clarinet, good luck: Hi Howard, The leblanc 300 will get $500-$1000 as these were one of the first of the larger bore clarinets made back then.I cannot find a reference to the 300 model in my books though. here is a interesting link to look at hubpages.com/hub/Leblanc-Clarinet...

Clarinet: Metro clarinet, repair person, music exchange
repair person, music exchange, lockie: Hi Kris, I have never heard of the brand.Take it to a local shop and talk to a repair person NOT a salesman and have them evaluate it.There was a lot of stamp made horns the manufacturers made for small production runs in the past for a company that wanted...

Clarinet: Moving to a new clarinet, wood clarinet, buffet r13
wood clarinet, buffet r13, level instruments: Hi Tyler, You ve probably already learned that it s the player and not the instrument that truly matters, though it s true that a quality wood instrument will help you sound even better, as will a good mouthpiece (another subject, but I recommend that you...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet, soprano clarinets, pictures of clarinets
soprano clarinets, pictures of clarinets, noblet paris: Hi Tina, Find some pictures of clarinets on the web and find out what type of clarinet it is.If it looks like the most you see then it is a soprano.If 4 feet long a bass.I don t think it could be a alto as those are not used much.With that said the Noblet...

Clarinet: noblet clarinet, eastman school of music, clarinet teacher
eastman school of music, clarinet teacher, noblet clarinet: Hi Holly, Made between 1969-1970 one step down from their pro horns. Has he played it? has he tried out other horns and different mouthpieces? What music ? Symphonic or Jazz? You should have the Clarinet Teacher involved with this too.I need more information...

Clarinet: pawnshop purchase, dark chocolate brown, wood clarinet
dark chocolate brown, wood clarinet, warm soapy water: Hi Alesia, The only way to clean it is to repad it.Removing the pads cleaning the keys and cork(you will probably have to replace the cork) and do a warm soapy water bath to the wood (maybe a few times ) dry it re-oil in and outside with bore oil .Fabreezs...

Clarinet: R13: Greenline or Original?, woodwind brasswind, selmer bundy
woodwind brasswind, selmer bundy, demetri: Hi Demetri, Both options are good, if you choose a good one. Buffet s vary in quality by a very wide margin, so the important thing is to try as many out as you can. You might even consider flying/driving to Woodwind & Brasswind in Indiana...Otherwise,...

Clarinet: rene dumont metal clarinet, rene dumont, approximatley
rene dumont, approximatley, intonation: Hi lloyd, Not much ,they sound different than the student plastic so are not used now.The guys in New Orleans Like them though for the Jazz stuff they play.In working shape you could get $200 but they had some intonation trouble on some notes. Good Luck,...

Clarinet: Selmer Signet 100, selmer, mouthpiece
selmer, mouthpiece, signet: Hi Maria, Yes it is worth fixing.Don t know any shops out there(sorry).Fine for a starter ,the mouthpiece that came with those was a c* and that is fine to start.Yamaha 4c with ligature and cap is what I would start with If you don t have the c*. Good Luck...

Clarinet: How much should I sell my clarinet for?, buffet r13, ebay
buffet r13, ebay, clarinets: Hello Rebecca...Buffet R-13 clarinets hold their resale value more than other brands,simply because [for classical music] they are the best...Currently on EBAY, there are numerous used R-13 clarinets for sale from $900-2000 US .....I think $1,600 for each...

Clarinet: selmer signet soloist clarinet, signet series, ballpark figure
signet series, ballpark figure, selmer: Hello Mary...The Signet series are student grade clarinets...I see new 100 series signets for sale for around $470. US....They are pretty reliable for what they are and it is commendable that you are donating it to your local school....Cheers JAC...

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Regent Clarinet, intonation problems, middle sections
intonation problems, middle sections, clarinet: Hi Tanya, The Boosey horns are all old and were for the most part student grade.The date made means nothing to the value.The condition and intonation are the key and a lot of these had intonation problems. The better ones will go for $200-$300 on these ....

Clarinet: Buffet professional Bb, crampon, goss
crampon, goss, clarinet: Hi Johanna, The new ones are going for $3000 now so a used one will be half that price ,then plus or minus for condition.Make sure you read the insurance form ,I know a lot of musicians that have had trouble with this. Good luck Johanna, Dan Goss dgoss@musicvillageoregon.co...

Clarinet: Clairnet Buffet Crampon, clarinet case, ebay
clarinet case, ebay, approximate age: Hello Debby...Your clarinet serial number dates it to 1945...From 1955,with the introduction of the Buffet R-13 MODEL saw many modifications to clarinet design...However, your Buffet should be quite a good clarinet...Unrenovated,it might fetch as little as...

Clarinet: Clarinet, model instrument, ebay
model instrument, ebay, google: Hello Susan...It sounds like you have a wooden clarinet...I have not heard of Val s Artist label,so we can assume this would be a studen model instrument..Nothing came up on Google,so the company was probably not around for very long...Such no name brands...

Clarinet: Clarinet authenticity, emblem description, copywright laws
emblem description, copywright laws, insruments: Hello Nan...If your clarinet says Normandy on it somewhere [probably the bell],it probably is a Normandy..There sre pretty hefty copywright laws regarding bogus insruments...I think LEBLANC serial number lists are hard to decipher,and others have said the...

Clarinet: Clarinet Mouthpieces/Ligatures, clarinet mouthpieces, leather ligature
clarinet mouthpieces, leather ligature, vandoren mouthpieces: Hello De Jahne....I have tried many of the new fangled ligatures on the market, some costing $140,but they do not do a job better than the $10.00 ligatures I use....Some Europeans still attach the reed with a piece of string...That should tell you something...The...

Clarinet: clarinet for beginner, serial number ranges, new england music
serial number ranges, new england music, buffet r13: Hi Joe, Plastic beginner clarinets are not too different from one another, so you do not need to look for anything specific when choosing a beginner plastic Vito clarinet (except that it works, and you should look at the condition of the pads, because replacement...

Clarinet: clarinet mouthpiece, vito clarinet, clarinet mouthpiece
vito clarinet, clarinet mouthpiece, tiny chip: Hi Alma, Yes it is probably the mouthpiece.Take him to a music store and let him try mouthpieces. You can have the best clarinet made but without the right mouthpiece it will sound bad.Be aware that the better ones are hard rubber and go for $80-$150 and...

Clarinet: Edgware B & H clarinet, minor overhaul, clarient
minor overhaul, clarient, ebay: Hello Monika, Edgeware clarinets were reasonable quality student line clarinets,which sold in the thousands,mainly in the U.K. .... They were made in wood and plastic....You did not specify which.....The brand is not so well known in the USA . ...You would...