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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000190.txt from 2004/08

From: Simeon Loring <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Ab clarinet experience?
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 12:10:00 -0400

When in London, several years ago, I played one that was reasonably in
tune. I believe it was a Leblanc, but I am getting older and it was
about twenty years ago, and it was pricey then.
On Aug 8, 2004, at 12:01 PM, Peter Stoll wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I DID in the end track down an Ab...thanks to everyone
> who responded with ideas! I have the chance to make
> the owner an offer but I think they want $$$ for the
> horn. The problem is the intonation is WILD, really
> off the scale one note this way, the next that and so
> on. Walter Grabner has already given me some great
> private advice; my question to the list is: has anyone
> played one of these, do they ALL play this crazily or
> is that just this particular instrument? It's a
> Rampone. I don't want this for a collection but to
> actually play. I've tried to check out prices at Orsi
> and Ripamonti but Orsi's email is bouncing back and
> Rip. has a price-list but I can't actually find the
> price amounts!
> Any further help much appreciated.
> Thanks and hope you're all having a good August,
> Peter
> =====
> Peter Stoll
> University of Toronto
> Toronto Philharmonia
> ERGO ensemble
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