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 vintage clarinets
Author: rgoldem 
Date:   2017-12-06 14:01

In your opinion what are some of the best vintage clarinets in terms of tuning, tone and craftsmanship?

Post Edited (2017-12-06 16:01)

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 Re: vintage clarinets
Author: Ed Palanker 
Date:   2017-12-06 18:21

I'd say the Buffets from the 90,000 series but no clarinet is perfect.


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 Re: vintage clarinets
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2017-12-08 11:01

Agree with Ed. Marcellus used a 1928 Buffet for many years. It was a straight bore, pre R13. But Hans Moennig did a lot of work to it.

To get a feel of what these sound like try a Yamaha CSG111 clarinet. A German clarinet, but it has a straight bore. Then you will have that sound in your ear. It is a special sound. It isn't a small sound at all. It's big and warm. Not to be confused with dark. Then try some vintage horns that have that sound. When you find one have a good repairman tune it up a bit. You will love it.

Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces

Yamaha Artist 2015

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 Re: vintage clarinets
Author: Clarineteer 
Date:   2017-12-08 16:45

I agree with Ed also. I am doing a complete restoration on a Buffet R13 serial number 107,000.

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