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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000104.txt from 2004/12

From: "DWH" <dwh46@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] History of two old clarinets - old leblanc
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 20:21:39 -0500

That's what I figured, Bill. But as I read your post I realized something
funny...well, to me, at least. I worked in a music store for twelve years,
and saw a couple of Leblancs with this mechanism, as well as a couple of
Selmer Signets with the Mazzeo mechanism. The funny thing is I never took
time to play any of them, to compare or just see what they are like.
Were/are there advantages in either system compared to a standard clarinet?

Don Hatfield

> On a Leblanc, it is probably a Stubbins mechanism, sort of a miniature
> version of what is commonly used on bass clarinets.
>
>
>
> Bill Hausmann

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