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 F-serial number Buffet RC Prestige clarinets
Author: hewy909 
Date:   2017-09-10 20:05

Hello all,

After playing clarinet in orchestras and bands for the last 15 years (UK) on the same clarinet, for the first time ever I've started researching the serial number. Initially this was to try and figure out the age of the instrument, but it has raised other issues regarding tuning!

Serial number: F440***

From looking here:

http://www.woodwindforum.com/clarinetperfection/snbuffet-serial-numbers/

It would seem mine was made somewhere around 1997-1998.

1) Could someone with more knowledge/expertise confirm that?

Secondly, I discovered whilst Google-ing and exploring these forums that Buffet RC Prestige clarinets with an F-serial number indicates A=442hz tuning.

This would make a lot of sense, as I have always had a tendency to play on the sharp side. I bought a 66mm barrel about 10 years ago which helped, but I still have to routinely pull out a bit at the barrel, mid-joint and the bell, and subconsciously who knows what adjustments my embouchure has made over the years to correct the intonation to A=440.

2) Could someone confirm that F-serial number RC Prestiges are designed for A=442hz tuning?


Many thanks!



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gatto 2017-09-11 00:04 
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Caroline Smale 2017-09-11 01:11 
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John Peacock 2017-09-11 18:13 
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gatto 2017-09-11 20:16 
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Johan H Nilsson 2017-09-11 21:07 
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gatto 2017-09-12 03:31 
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Peter B 2017-09-12 12:00 
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hewy909 2017-09-12 22:01 
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John Peacock 2017-09-13 12:46 
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