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 Mouthpiece and reed identification
Author: cszsg 
Date:   2018-03-01 15:48

I recently bought an old clarinet, which I received a "A. Lelandais" mouthpiece and a couple of "Charles Chedeville Paris" reeds.
Does anyone have any information about when the mouthpiece and reed could be made?

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 Re: Mouthpiece and reed identification
Author: cszsg 
Date:   2018-03-01 15:51
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 Re: Mouthpiece and reed identification
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2018-03-01 20:10

Don't know the dates but they are collectors' items. Alelandais with the cursive script at the bottom usually sell for $350 or more if in good shape (no extreme refacing or alteration to bore, baffle, or tone chamber, dingless side and tip rails, no mold or heavy calcification, no significant warping). The mouthpiece certainly predates the 1960s and probably the 1950s as well. More than 70 years old, I would guess.

How does the mouthpiece play? Some of the old Alelandais are ringers and keepers, especially if you have them refurbished by a tech like Brad Behn.



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 Re: Mouthpiece and reed identification
Author: Brad Behn 
Date:   2018-03-01 20:49

Mouthpieces of that era were made of good quality rubber which added life, resonance and good sparkle. When properly voiced, a mouthpiece like that could well become your primary choice.

Seabreeze, thanks for your kind endorsement.

I just worked on a mouthpiece just like that for a client in Hungary, and it turned out to be an excellent player. Well done on your find. Congratulations.

My advice: Keep it, cherish it, play it! You may need it refaced, but with proper care, and a high quality restoration, that mouthpiece most likely would become a real winner!

Brad Behn
http://www.clarinetmouthpiece.com

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 Re: Mouthpiece and reed identification
Author: Episkey 
Date:   2018-03-01 23:15

Can you send a picture or two of the table of the mouthpiece, specifically what lies beside the reed table on the right hand side?

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 Re: Mouthpiece and reed identification
Author: cszsg 
Date:   2018-03-02 12:57

I live in Hungary as well
The mouthpiece is very easy to blow. Each register has a beautiful smooth voice.
I was really surprised when I first tried. Since then it has become my number one mouthpiece.
I did not find any label on the pictures of the mouthpiece.

More pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/WxD2Q9G9ocTLuaAg1

Has anyone ever heard of Chedeville reeds?

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 Re: Mouthpiece and reed identification
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2018-03-02 21:46

Approximately from the 1920s to the 1950s, Charles Chedeville was a major producer and supplier of clarinet mouthpiece blanks. These blanks were used in many mouthpiece brands, including Henri Chedeville in Philadelphia, Penn. (USA), Evette and Shaffer, Buffet, Frank Kaspar and Frank L. Kaspar (USA), Bettony, A.Lelandais, and many others. But Selmer and Vandoren seem to have produced their own blanks rather than use Cheds. The same Chedeville evidently made reeds as well. Chedeville blanks were not all of equal quality. There was a lot of internal variation in the measurement and the best quality rubber seems to have been in the blanks made from the 1920s to the early 1940s. Alelandais took over the company, and the blanks from the 1950s, though often good, are not so highly valued.

How do the reeds play after all these years?



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