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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000708.txt from 2001/07

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: [kl] Fwd: Leblanc stuff on Klarinetlist
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 08:01:18 -0400

Elise Curran asked me to forward this information to the list, since she is
unable to post due to AOL 6.0 messing up the works.

Dirk Said: "As I saw in some catalogue, the Concerto is available either with
>inline jump or with offset trill keys alternatively. The Opus only with the
>usual offset trill keys. If these inline jump keys are so advantageous, why
>do they not are on
>the Opus?"
>David Kaminsky (the southeastern Leblanc rep and Leblanc webmaster
>extraordinaire!) told me that the French side of Leblanc kind of resented the
>American side of Leblanc---specifically, Leon Leblanc did not want his
>patented 'jump' trill keys on the clarinets of Tom's design. He felt that
>they really did not need to change Leblanc's horns, but Vito Pascucci got his
>way, and got Tom to do the designs, which we are all familiar with, but
>without the patented keys. After Leon died, they were able to incoporate the
>'jump' keys on some of the horns. I don't have all the details, but that's
>basically it.
>I hope Tom will correct this if it is incorrect.
>btw, about that earlier discussion of Leblanc barrells that Tony Wakefield
>started, the new line of Leblanc horns come with moennig-style barrels. I
>only found this out a couple of years ago. I got my Concerto in 1992, and
>having been playing an R-13 with a DEG barrel, I tried the DEG on my
>Concerto, and liked the stock (moennig) barrel better. I was surprised by
>this at the time, because the DEG had helped so much on my Buffet, but now I
>understand why I could use the stock barrel.
>Elise Curran
>Orlando, FL

Bill Hausmann
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