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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000364.txt from 2004/12

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Subj: Re: [kl] Re: metal clarinets
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 15:09:07 -0500


As long as I have been playing the clarinet I have been solely exposed
to the R-13 world, which has been O.K., as this has given me a good
technical foundation. However, I really want to play jazz so I will
need to move away from the classical sound. I'd like to start by
purchasing a clarinet with a wider bore, possibly an metal clarinet or
a Rossi with a wider bore. Does Rossi manufacture a clarinet with a
bore wide enough to give me a hardware foundation that I need to
create the sound that I want? Also, as I consider metal clarinets,
should I just look at older metal clarinets or should I consider the
Orsi's? Will they too offer me clarinet with a wide enough bore?

Ed Stuart

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 07:15:42 -0600, Bill Hausmann
<> wrote:
> At 10:48 PM 12/27/2004 -0800, kurtheisig wrote:
> >Conn and Cundy-Bettony both made metal clarinets--with STRONG claims from
> >C-B that theirs was a fine professional instrument.
> >
> >I have a double-walled Eb "albert system". I will look it up and report
> >the brand.
> The Bettony "Silva-Bet" is reputed to be among the best of the metal
> clarinets, along with the Selmers. I have seen a double-walled Conn on
> eBay which looked most fascinating, the body having the same diameter as
> that of a wood clarinet. Conn made a lot of metal clarinets under the
> Pan-American label, too.
> Bill Hausmann
> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
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