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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000408.txt from 2004/10

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: RE: [kl] Ab Clarinet
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:53:44 -0400

... but what about the reeds??
Roger S.
(Biased against the A flat - my fingers are too thick to play one)

In message <000401c4b2bf$eefea520$bdf9e550@-----.org writes:
> Which are the Italian makers to which you refer? I am aware only of
> Orsi.
>
> Indeed, I'm only aware of the Leblanc and Orsi instruments - are there
> others, anywhere, currently made?
>
> Matthew
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Lytthans [mailto:lytthans@-----.net]
> Sent: 11 October 2004 00:44
> To: Klarinet List (Mail)
> Subject: [kl] Ab Clarinet
>
> <Dan Leeson enquired about the value of a Leblanc Ab clarinet.>
>
> Leblanc does offer an Ab any more on their website, but Freeport Music
> http://www.musicalinstruments.com/Categories.asp?Category=Clarinets&Fami
> ly=LL
> Is selling a new Leblanc LL Model 1176AFS Ab for $4789 (ouch!). They
> also
> have the 1176DS D clarinet for $3742 (another ouch!).
>
> Unless your a member of the Carbinieri Band of Rome, why would one want
> an
> Ab? I heard this Roman Police band many years ago in the Piazza San
> Marco
> in Venice. They used two (!) Ab clarinets, and they sounded beautiful.
> I
> guess if they didn't, they would be farmed out to another band or shot
> at
> sunrise.
>
> Seriously, I've thought about buying one... just because! Several
> Italian
> clarinet makers produce one.
>
> ---------
> Jim Lytthans
> Anaheim, CA
> http://home.earthlink.net/~lytthans/index.html
>
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