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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000192.txt from 1999/06

From: "Cox, Graeme" <Graeme.Cox@-----.nz>
Subj: RE: [kl] Pruefer Clarinet Barrel
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 00:30:22 -0400

An old clarinet of mine also has a significantly shorter-than-normal top
joint. From the serial number, I suspect it was made by CONN soon after the
2nd WW, although there is no maker's name evident. The intonation is a bit
too variable, but it has a delicious tone. I use it for practising scales
etc. The trouble is, I need a 68mm barrel to tune it correctly, but it is
definitely not worth the money to buy a good one. I use a funny old rubber
barrel with an aluminium extension that I had made for it. Definitely not
for the purist, but great for taking on a camping trip!

If anyone has an old 68mm barrel that they want to sell CHEAPLY, I'd be
interested in hearing.

Graeme Cox
Christchurch, New Zealand
Graeme.Cox@-----.nz

-----Original Message-----
From: Dee D. Hays [mailto:deehays@-----.com]
Subject: Re: [kl] Pruefer Clarinet Barrel

I also have an old Pruefer clarinet. It is all wood and is at least 55
years old. The instrument has the metal tenon cap at the top of the upper
joint (tending to indicate that it may have been an intermediate or better
grade instrument). This was is marked as being distributed by Carl Fischer.

It too has a longer than average barrel BUT the upper joint is slightly
shorter than average. The combined length is typical of my other
instruments. This particular instrument has excellent throat tones but is
overall noticeably sharp. However my daughter uses this for school and
since her embouchure isn't really developed yet and she is using somewhat
soft reeds, she ends up being fairly close to in tune.

The tone of this particular instrument blends very well with my Leblanc
Symphonie II.

Dee Hays
Canton, SD

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