Klarinet Archive - Posting 000050.txt from 2011/04
From: "Bill Hausmann" <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Marigaux?
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:32:58 -0400
The SML saxophones (Strasser-Marigaux-Lemaire) made by the same company also
have an excellent reputation. The company was much too small to compete
effectively with Selmer, but their prime output, which coincided with
Selmer's, is in demand on the eBay and other used markets. King imported
some of the saxes and clarinets and sold them under the "King-Marigaux"
designation. Strasser and Lemaire-branded instruments are also out there,
but they are inferior, student-line products.
If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin
> Subject: [kl] Marigaux?
> I got a bonus from work this summer. I could have all of it invested
> in my
> children's education, but instead trotted off to eBay and acquired a
> Marigaux clarinet. Couldn't resist.
> This is a clarinet that could only be built by a company of oboe
> Oddly shaped keys with rollers in well-engineered places, terrific
> craftsmanship, extra regulation screws etc. The "RS Symphonie" is an
> interesting instrument indeed. A pity they don't make them any more.
> It's a different blow than what I'm used to. Today for fun, pulled it
> to practice Hindemith Metamorphoses (where the roller Eb/C could be of
> use), put a Tom Ridenouer barrel on it. Pretty darn OK.
> A shout-out to Paul Woltz, my bassoon-buddy in the orchestra, a
> bass saxophonist and a great repair tech here in Seattle. He put a
> full set
> of Valentinos on the horn, tweaked it up perfect. (Plus, if it's a bit
> of tune, I can always turn to the left and blame him for it!)
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