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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000418.txt from 1997/12

From: Douglas Sears <>
Subj: Re: old clarinet sr. #'s
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:09:58 -0500

Although it appears to me that Chris's message has a typo in it, and
he was talking about a Bb clt, it makes me wonder about the
_Are_ there any A soprano clarinets with a low Eb? I always
assumed that if I saw a photo of a clarinet with a low Eb, it would
turn out to be pitched in Bb.


Doug Sears

On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, Matthew Hanson wrote:

> It IS an A clarinet :)
> Matt
> Also, still wanting personal opinions on the pros and cons of Leblanc's
> > 1199-A A Clarinet. This is the one with articulated G# and low Eb. >>
> >
> > It's got a full-bodied tone quality as well as being expressive and responsive
> > throughout. It is a fairly flexible instrument too. The low Eb is nice
> > because you can transpose A clarinet parts that go to the A clarinet's low E.
> > I don't really know about disadvantages. Other thoughts?
> > Chris

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