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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000210.txt from 1997/09

From: "Andrew Scholberg" <>
Subj: Re: C clarinet transposition
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 09:31:15 -0400

> In a message dated 97-09-04 12:45:53 EDT, you write:
> << I carefully jimmied the nail out of the wood and had this clarinet
> into a lamp, which I now proudly display in my living room. >>
> Andy,
> I'm not sure how "proud" you should be. That horn, properly overhauled
> the nail hole filled, would command a rather nice $ figure based on the
> response I got last summer when I discovered 7 Noblet & Normandy
> for sale by the Pomona (California) Unified School District.
> Would you be willing to trade your C-lamp for a an Ohio Band Instrument
> Bb-lamp? You may keep the electrical stuff.
> Don Gross
> La Canada, California


I left out a few significant details. Part of the bell had chipped away,
so I had that filled in, and the original barrel was missing. (I had paid
one dollar for this Buffet at a Good Will resale shop.) I put on an extra
Buffet barrel I had in a gadget box, but I doubt if its the correct length
for a C clarinet. I did give some thought to having the clarinet fixed up,
and it could still be done. Pardon me for congratulating myself on my deft
removal of the nail, which created no additional damage and left a nice,
clean nail-hole. I must admit I did a good job. At any rate, the Buffet C
clarinet Albert system lamp has sentimental value to me, and I don't want
to part with it, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it's not for sale. We
all know that *everything* is for sale.

Andy Scholberg

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