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 Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: Marge 
Date:   1999-09-26 00:34

I need any and all help I can get. I have acquired a Sorkin student clarinet. It is completely silver plated. The whole instrument only has 2 pieces. The whole body and the mouthpiece. It also has an attached music holder, also silver plated. Does anyone know the age and the value. I don't know if I should clean the tarnish off and send it to be repadded. It was made in the USA and the serial # which is on the top of neck under mouthpiece connection is AE3924. Thank you in advance for all your help.

Thanks Marge

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 RE: Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-09-26 00:41

Not listed in "The New Langwill Index"

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 RE: Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: michael 
Date:   1999-09-26 01:04

Marge, what an interesting clarinet! I wish you could put a picture of it here. The more I read here on the bulletin board the more I'm amazed at all the different types and brands of clarinets. I had no idea there was such variety.

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 RE: Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: Marge 
Date:   1999-09-26 01:34

Michael , If you give me your e-mail address I can e-mail a picture when we get one taken. We only purchased it today. Thanks for responding. Marge

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 RE: Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: Dee 
Date:   1999-09-26 05:18

Surf eBay. At any one time approximately 10% of the clarinets on the auction are metal ones and many of them have pictures.

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 RE: Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: Willie 
Date:   1999-09-26 05:19

I too have some metal clarinets. My favorite is an old silver Elkhart that I restored. Now don't try to play it in your local band unless your director is hard of hearing. Some metal clarinets sound pretty good but most have a bad tone and poor intonation. However I do play mine for a quick practice session and I like it for jazz. Here's a tip. If you decide to clean it up and shine it DON'T USE SILVER DIP! The acids in this stuff will destroy all those little steel springs and they can add up to a big repair bill, probably more than it's worth. Just get a silver polishing rag (usually blue) with no pummice in it at your local band store. Small strips can be cut off to get in under the keys and stuff. Just becareful of those little springs in there.

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 RE: Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: Don Berger 
Date:   1999-09-26 18:42

Good advice from all. I recently cleaned up a nice-appearing metal, better than my 2, where the main prob was with silver polish on the pads, appeared to be Ni or Cr plated!!, not Ag!, maybe all Ni silver? Actually played well and made a friend happy. Sorkin?, no knowledge! will look for it tho. Don

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 RE: Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: Dee 
Date:   1999-09-26 19:40

I'd bet that the majority of metal clarinets that are "advertised" as "silver plated" are in reality nickel plated.

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 RE: Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: Don Berger 
Date:   1999-09-26 20:16

Good observation, Dee! In Lawson I found reference to V SorOkin, I guess, a Russian cl'ist whose recordings are discussed. Don

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 RE: Sorkin Silver Plated Clarinet
Author: Mark P. 
Date:   1999-09-27 13:34

In regards to Sorkin, I have an alto sax that was marketed by Dick Stabile back around 1940 that is marked made in Sorkin, NY. The construction of the sax strongly suggests Martin though. I have been tying to find Sorkin, NY with little success.

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