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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000367.txt from 2004/12

From: Robert Ladwig <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: metal clarinets
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 18:12:20 -0500

I got a metal clarinet off Ebay a while ago. Couldn't
tell you the brand cause the maker logo must of rubbed
or fallen off? Anyways its been a great jazz and
klezmer instrument for me. It really couldn't be
anything else. I am a lover of the Artie Saw era of
swing- this clarinet certainly has that charm so thats
why I am content with not passing it off as a likely
student model. Though it does not come anywhere close
to the ease of play as my Buffet. Anyways best $46 I
have spent on an instrument.

Would anyone happen to know what brand this clarinet
might be? The name on the case is Taylor Music Co.-
Elkart, Indiana. The place where the maker's name was
on the bell is a sideways oval. I know its not much
info., but it would be fun to know. The seller knew

Robert Ladwig

--- Tim Roberts <> wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 15:07:29 -0500,
> <> wrote:
> >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?
> >
> >
> Unless you are really stuck on spending an awful lot
> of money, you might
> consider a Vito. They have a wider bore, and with
> an open mouthpiece
> and softer reed are able to project quite nicely.
> Widely available, and
> affordable enough that it wouldn't hurt too much if
> you find jazz
> playing not to your liking.
> --
> - Tim Roberts,
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
> if you get
> the digest.
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