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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000745.txt from 2004/08

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Eb mouthpieces?
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 22:42:31 -0400

At 05:06 PM 8/27/2004 -0400, Lelia Loban wrote:

>...I bought the second Eb clarinet for its lovely old hard
>rubber mouthpiece marked, "France," with a close, classical facing. That
>great mouthpiece came with a silver-plated metal Eb clarinet, marked,
>"American Standard High Grade Cleveland Mus. Inst. Co." Yeah, American
>Standard, probably no relation to the toilets -- the case didn't smell
>*quite* that bad. I don't know what's the difference between my "High
>Grade" and somebody else's Plain Old Ordinary Grade, but it's an economy
>model of student clarinet from the 1930s, not highly sought-after today. I
>bought it cheaply and restored it myself...
>...So, when I started doing research on what might work with this American
>Standard eefer without breaking the piggy bank, it occurred to me that old
>H. N. White saxophones often play well with older models of Selmer
>mouthpieces.

Curiously, your "American Standard" clarinet was probably made by H. N.
White. That company WAS located in Cleveland, and that was one of their
lesser brands, circa 1930-40.

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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