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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000582.txt from 2001/07

From: "Tony Wakefield" <tony-wakefield@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] Leblanc Barrels - Stephen
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 11:03:13 -0400

Stephen,

I`m quite reluctant to put different barrels on the Opus clarinets as I`m
blowing fairly well in tune on them. I wasn`t initially looking to
re-commence playing on the LL`s anyway. Just to try to clean up the overall
tuning so that I am able to sell them on without any comeback complaints.

Tony W.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen C. Moore" <stmoore@-----.edu>
Subject: RE: [kl] Leblanc Barrels

>
> Hi Tony,
>
> Many years ago I had a private teacher who played Leblanc LL clarinets.
> He didn't like the stock barrel and ended up playing on a Robert Scott
> barrel (65aa). I believe they have models for Buffet, Leblanc, and
> Yamaha clarinets but I have only used and seen the Buffet style,
> nevertheless I do play on the same model Scott barrel as my teacher had
> on my Leblanc Opus when I need to tune higher than normal. These
> barrels don't seem to have as much taper (inside or out!) -- a lot like
> the Leblanc LL's. So you might just be able to get away with using the
> same setup on your newer instruments :)
>
> Stephen C. Moore stmoore@-----.edu/~stmoore
> Technical Assistant, Computer Science Dept., New Mexico State University
> Phone: (505) 646-7941 Fax: (505) 646-1002
> "Success is a Journey, Not a Destination, So Stop Running."
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Wakefield [mailto:tony-wakefield@-----.net]
> Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 3:07 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] Leblanc Barrels
>
>
> Thank you to Robert (or Kelly) & David for their suggestions re Leblanc
> barrels. I`ll be looking round the spare barrel boxes here, & I`ll
> explore
> the barrels of JIm Pyne if I can get to know how to contact him.
>
> What complicates things still further tho` is I`m told that my present
> set
> up of Leblanc Opus is different from the old LL`s, enough to even make
> using
> the same (my current) mouthpiece for <both> instruments incompatible.
>
> I would think that this is a problem unresolvable enough to think that
> the
> only recourse is to get rid of my LL`s forthwith. Any thoughts, or
> agreements? Could Walter come in, or am I not being comprehensive enough
> with my specifications?
>
> Best,
>
> Tony W.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David McClune" <dmcclune@-----.edu>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: 20 July 2001 02:50
> Subject: Re: [kl] Leblanc Barrels
>
>
> I had a student a couple years ago who owned a LL model and Jim Pyne had
> a
> barrel which worked pretty well on it. Write or call Mr. Pyne.
>
> Good luck
>
> Dave
>
>
> >>> clarinet10001@-----.com 07/19/01 16:33 PM >>>
> Tony,
>
> I have found on my old Leblanc L300 that I have to use
> barrel WITHOUT a large taper like the traditional
> Leblancs had/have (acousticians please correct me if
> this is wrong.) The Buffet, Yamaha, and Selmer
> clarinets came with tapered bore barrels (I have tried
> different barrels from each on my Leblanc, and
> although I can get a different resistance and sound,
> the scale suffers emmensely.
>
> Try finding Leblancs such as LX, LL or L300 models in
> pawn shops, and trying the barrels out on them. You
> might also call notable repairmen in your area that
> service Leblancs and ask about buying old barrels, or
> getting a new barrel for the LX, LL, or L300 from a
> mail order company. The LLs are still being made, as
> far as I know. One last option...I'm not fond of them,
> but the accubore barrels come in a Leblanc taper model
> (or they did last time I tried them 3 or 4 years ago.)
>
> Good luck!
>
> Kelly Abraham
> Woodwinds/Computer Geek
> New York City (On hiatus in Buenos Aires)
> *******************************************
> --- Tony Wakefield <tony-wakefield@-----.net> wrote:
> > Walter,
> >
> > This seems like a valuable piece of info indeed.
> > What you have already
> > written will certainly be an excellent basis for me,
> > on how I may look at my
> > students` instruments.
> >
> > And I have two Leblanc LL`s, quite old, which I have
> > been frustrated with,
> > due to the original mouthpieces and barrels going
> > walk about (shame on me).
> > Even with new barrels made, (not Leblanc) I just
> > have not been able to
> > temper the 12ths.
> >
> > If an old instrument has,or develops bad 12ths, is
> > it possible to correct
> > this - even to <some> degree, to enable a student to
> > use?
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Tony W.
>
>
>
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