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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000433.txt from 2003/10

From: Roger Shilcock <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Unknown clarinet system
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 03:40:19 -0400

If it is really made of hard rubber, it is extremely unlikely to have
silver-plated keys - the sulphur in the rubber would turn them black.
On the face of it, it's just a "full Boehm" without a low E flat
Roger S.

In message <003901c392cd$f8c029c0$ writes:
> Hello List
> I've come across a rather interesting clarinet in my band instrument repair
> tech class that neither I nor my professor has ever seen before. Now I've
> worked on some Mazzeo, Plato and regular Bohem system clarinets, I've looked
> and determined that it is not a German system or Alberts. I don't know what
> it is...I've never seen one like this before, but it looks pretty cool, and
> I'm excited to get it in playing condition so if any of you can help me out
> with what the key mechanism system or direct me to where I might look that
> would be appreciated greatly.
> Unfortunately the manufacturer markings have worn off. I can't seem to send
> photos to help... so I'll do my best in explaining what the characteristics
> :P.
> Here are the noticeable differences from the "normal" Bohem system
> 1) We believe it to be made from hard rubber and it has silver plated
> keys....weird... and the serial number is 1480.....yes only four digits.
> Upper Joint
> 2) it has a regulation screw that closes the pad between the 1st and 2nd
> fingers (as in where the fingers are placed on the tone holes) of your left
> hand, which is activated from the 3rd finger of your left hand.
> 3) the Eb/Bb fork key also closes / covers a small pad (about 6mm... maybe
> smaller) between your 2nd and 3rd finger of you left hand.
> Lower Joint
> 4) the C# / G# key is on the lower joint. The tone hole is located no on the
> side towards the back but rather in front going through the socket and
> tenon. It can also be activated by the right-hand form a fork key that has
> been placed between the 1st and 2nd finger of your right hand.
> 5) it has a left hand Eb on the lower joint
> Hope someone can shed light on what system this clarinet is...
> John
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