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 L.Kolbe clarinet (I need help)
Author: Watercolzzz 
Date:   2018-02-27 15:15

Hi friends!
I recently purchased an old german clarinet without photo on the Internet
(reckless act))), the inscriptions on it read as
"L. Kolbe Altenburg B" on all parts.
Clarinet is in a bad condition and needs full overhaul (it's so expensive).
Does it make sense to do this?
Is it a good instrument, anyone knows about it?
I will be grateful for any information)

Post Edited (2018-02-27 22:49)

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 Re: L.Kolbe clarinet (I need help)
Author: ScottFree 
Date:   2019-09-15 07:28

Do you still have the Kolbe?

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 Re: L.Kolbe clarinet (I need help)
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2019-09-15 13:06

The New Langwills shows Louis Kolbe as being active in Altenburg between 1893 and 1930, and collaborating with Ernst Schmidt on the Schmidt-Kolbe reform Boehm clarinet. He also held a patent with R. Jordan on a new flute. Is your clarinet a Boehm?

Tony F.

Post Edited (2019-09-15 13:07)

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 Re: L.Kolbe clarinet (I need help)
Author: MichaelW 2017
Date:   2019-09-16 00:19

Under (MIMO Louis Kolbe), UEDIN:4912 ff. 8 Schmidt- Kolbe clarinets from the University of Edinbourgh music instruments collection are listed. From other internet sources I see that these were quite special instruments, e.g. can't play in tune with normal Bb- mouthpieces but need special ones. Fritz Wurlitzer is said to have made Schmidt- Kolbe clarinets some time ago.

Post Edited (2019-09-16 00:24)

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