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 My BC20
Author: thedean 
Date:   2008-08-07 23:11

Hi,

I own a BC20 serial number F100284. I checked it's manufacture date on this site (http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/Buffet.html)

It says that my clarinet was made in 1968. I'm not sure though, could someone confirm for me that this is correct.

Also would anyone know of a rough estimate on reatil value on my instrument?

Thanks

Dean

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 Re: My BC20
Author: Avie 
Date:   2008-08-08 10:59

My Buffet serial number F103xxx was mfgrd in 1968. Im not familiar with the BC20 but I think the retail value would depend on the overall condition of your instrument. Some people prefer the older instruments.



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 Re: My BC20
Author: myshineyblackjoy 
Date:   2008-08-09 11:08

Could you post a pic of your clarinet. I had never heard of a BC 20 and would like to see one,thanks!!!! And are you talking about how much it's worth on %Bay? Or in the general market?

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 Re: My BC20
Author: Tobin 
Date:   2008-08-09 14:26

Two weeks before my junior recital my R13 cracked. David Widder, my teacher at the time, loaned me a BC20 in the duration.

I recall it being a fine horn. I believe that he told me that it was a european model at the time (but junior year was ages ago).

James

Gnothi Seauton

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 Re: My BC20
Author: myshineyblackjoy 
Date:   2008-08-09 18:11

Ahhhh, sounds very interesting!!! I am still learning.Even after all these years.

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 Re: My BC20
Author: thedean 
Date:   2008-08-10 02:56

The BC20 was only made for the European market and obviously is tuned around 442 - 445. They actually stopped making the BC20 around 1984 - 85.

It is a great horn, very clear sounding, and even over the entire range. I absolutely love my BC20. I've been playing on it for 5 years now and the only reason i'd buy a new one is if this one was not repairable.

People say the older the clarinet the better, but i think it only applies to certain clarinets and this is definitely one of those.

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 Re: My BC20
Author: thedean 
Date:   2008-08-10 03:12

The BC20 was only made for the European market and obviously is tuned around 442 - 445. They actually stopped making the BC20 around 1984 - 85.

It is a great horn, very clear sounding, and even over the entire range. I absolutely love my BC20. I've been playing on it for 5 years now and the only reason i'd buy a new one is if this one was not repairable.

People say the older the clarinet the better, but i think it only applies to certain clarinets and this is definitely one of those.

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 Re: My BC20
Author: myshineyblackjoy 
Date:   2008-08-11 01:10

Nothing beats a the clear sweet sounds of a fine clarinet!!!!!!

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 Re: My BC20
Author: juravlik 
Date:   2019-01-22 19:38
Attachment:  CB0438CB-67C4-4E29-8F28-70762E569FE4.jpeg (126k)

Hi. I wonder what is wrong with this bc20? There are 6 rings, but it is not full Boehm. I haven’t found this configuration online. Appreciate any info!

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 Re: My BC20
Author: Caroline Smale 
Date:   2019-01-23 01:31

For many years Buffet (and Selmer and Leblanc) offered many permutations of keywork from the standard 17/6 right up to full boehm.
This one has just the fork Eb/Bb mechanism.

I own various instruments that have 2, 3, and all 4 of the extra keys possible.



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 Re: My BC20
Author: juravlik 
Date:   2019-01-23 15:13

Thanks!

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 Re: My BC20
Author: shmuelyosef 
Date:   2019-01-24 02:38

Just by way of clarification, the one you show makes it an 18-key, 7-ring clarinet (the left hand thumb has a ring that is an articulated motion). The fork Eb/Bb is probably the most fiddly to regulate, but shows up the most often. The articulated C#/G# is (IMHO) the most valuable if you play the saxophone, although I dislike the extra sliver key that comes with it as it takes up valuable 'finger space'.

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