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 My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-21 07:00

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2014-06-21 09:42

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-No-Brand-Generic-Wood-Bass-Clarinet-w-case-NO-RESERVE-NOT-WORKING-/390857975222?autorefresh=true&nma=true&si=JjsQjeL0vdejCoNNjc4shXdnij0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

It's got a Bundy bell.

Chris.

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-21 10:34

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-21 10:41

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: tictactux 2017
Date:   2014-06-21 11:33

Ferrees Tools have Bundy/Selmer pegs and/or the complete asembly for quite cheap. I got one of these and can take measurements and some pictures if you like.

--
Ben

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2014-06-21 15:59

The plain, flat ring at the top of the lower joint hints at B&H. The neck brace is pretty clearly an after-market addition.

Ken Shaw

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-21 17:24

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-21 17:27

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-21 17:34

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2014-06-21 21:07

Grenadilla is variable in colour from medium brown to jet black, so sometimes it can look very much like rosewood in strong light. It's part of the rosewood family anyway.

Chris.

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Steven Ocone 2017
Date:   2014-06-21 22:53

It looks like the E/B and F#/C# levers share posts. Not one I've worked on.

Steven Ocone
Ann & Steve's Music

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-22 04:17

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2014-06-22 11:10

Clickable links (surround the address with < and > without any spaces - it doesn't work on addresses with # in them):

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-22 22:23

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2014-06-23 06:58

Also, there must be no spaces in the link. The places that look like spaces are actually underline characters (_).

The # character points to a place other than the beginning of the file. I just put the # and what follows outside the > sign. In most places, you can give the address with the #, and the reader can copy and paste it into the
Address line.

Ken Shaw

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: blazian 
Date:   2014-06-23 07:45

So far I can only guess in the earlier Conn/Pedler direction, but as you pointed out, it doesn't have those rotating trill keys.

Is there anything interesting/distinct about the right hand sliver key pad cup area?

- Martin

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-23 16:43

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2014-06-23 17:12

Older Selmer basses have a similar RH main action clutch, but the keywork on this isn't like that seen on Selmers.

Chris.

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: ebonite 
Date:   2014-06-23 18:45

Could it be an early Kolhert, perhaps?

Whatever it is, it must be quite old, because of (a) the manual double register keys, (b) the lack of adjustment screw on the throat A key (c) the shared post for the LH levers, and (d) the lack of a hole in the LH1 plate. Maybe 1950's or earlier

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-23 21:44

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: blazian 
Date:   2014-06-26 07:07

A bit off-topic, but I just remembered that my Buffet Carl Fischer A clarinet has a single post for the LH4 keys.

- Martin

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-27 07:49

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Ursa 
Date:   2014-06-27 13:32

Could this be a pre-Selmer Buescher?

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-27 23:28

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-30 02:49

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: cyclopathic 
Date:   2014-06-30 05:21

> Could this be a pre-Selmer Buescher?

>I haven't seen a vintage Buescher to compare it to.

here are Buescher's catalogs:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2hgk4omna75k7xu/jitMRvTb41

there isn't any listing for bass.



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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: blazian 
Date:   2014-06-30 22:28

The 1949 catalog describes the alto and bass of being made of grenadilla wood and having a single automatic register key. The 1939 and 1935 catalogs also indicate grenadilla.

- Martin

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-06-30 23:21

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: cyclopathic 
Date:   2014-07-01 00:02

Silversorcerer wrote:

> Thanks for those. Not able to identify the BBb from those but I
> did find out that my Buescher Mellophone is a 305 model.....
>
> I think it is not a Buescher, or at least not a later one
> because those would have solid nickel-silver keys and these are
> just plated, some yellower metal showing under in a few wear
> areas.
>

try good magnifying class/goggles and side light. You'd be amazed what could be discovered with these.

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: Nobody 
Date:   2014-08-01 21:36

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 Re: My Mystery Bass Clarinet
Author: tictactux 2017
Date:   2014-08-01 22:03

you may want to contact Clark Fobes or Brad Behn about their student mouthpieces. They are acrylic and easier to turn down to the appropriate diameter. And, of course, they are cheaper, but for a "proof of concept" should be more than sufficient. Maybe they are even available with smaller tenons?

--
Ben

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