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 Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: rgoldem 
Date:   2018-08-07 17:17

Can anyone give me information about Boosey and Hawkes, model 2000? It is not the 2-20 which is quite common but seems to be a better instrument. I never heard of it before.

Thanks in advance.



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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: Dibbs 
Date:   2018-08-07 18:01

There's some information here:

https://royjowittclarinetquartet.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/mus_thesis_brandj_2012.pdf

In particular:

"In terms of
the individually crafted or top range models, the 2000 clarinet was often exported to Canada."

and

"The 2000 in particular seems to have been manufactured purely for use abroad,
as it is not listed in B&H publicity material from Britain"

There are some more snippets if you search in that document.

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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-08-09 12:36

Dibbs wrote:

There's some information here:

https://royjowittclarinetquartet.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/mus_thesis_brandj_2012.pdf

Thanks for that link!

Chris.

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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: Caroline Smale 
Date:   2018-08-10 02:06

A really fascinating read (well skim this evening but will print down later)

Thanks for making this public

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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-08-10 16:05

What's the serial number (first three digits eg. 234xxx) of your clarinet? And have you got any photos of it you can post on here?

Does it have the flat metal guide for the LH F#/C# lever? I've only seen one set of B&H clarinets from the '30s or '40s that had that.

Chris.

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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: rgoldem 
Date:   2018-08-11 17:50

I donĀ“t really own this instrument. It is for sale for approximately U$750 in my country and can be seen at https://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-1079455395-clarinete-profissional-boosey-hawkes-2000atual-buffet12x-_JM

I was wondering if this would be a nice acquisition especially by the fact that this is probably a big bore instrument. Since I cannot test the instrument personally I am a bit worried with its tuning. As far as I know Boosey and Hawkes can be problematic in this area.



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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-08-11 19:45

https://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-1079455395-clarinete-profissional-boosey-hawkes-2000atual-buffet12x-_JM

That's a considerably high end model clarinet for a B&H - it's a model in between the Imperial 926 and Symphony 1010, so I don't think you can go wrong with it.

What I can see from the photos is it has integral wooden tonehole chimneys which are usually fitted to 1010s and also has the 1010 arrangement of the RH pinky key linkages without the crow's foot.

Also ask the seller if they're going to finish those tenon corks properly instead of leaving them with such square edges.

Chris.

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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2018-08-11 20:39

"Since I cannot test the instrument personally I am a bit worried with its tuning. As far as I know Boosey and Hawkes can be problematic in this area."




I'm not familiar with the 2000, but I have a pair of 926's and a 1010. I've found that the tuning of these is very much influenced by the choice of mouthpiece. My 926's tune fairly well using the original B&H 926 mouthpiece with the number 2 lay, tune less well with a Vandoren B45 or M30 and tune even better with a Clarke Fobes Sanfrancisco CF+.

Likewise, the 1010 needs a mouthpiece suited to the bore of the instrument. Mine tunes well with the B&H 1010 mouthpiece but rather better with a mouthpiece by Ed Pillinger.

Could be a very good buy.

Tony F.

Post Edited (2018-08-12 04:41)

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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: shmuelyosef 
Date:   2018-08-12 23:50

Quote:

<Chris P>
"Also ask the seller if they're going to finish those tenon corks properly instead of leaving them with such square edges."

It's more traditional to finish the edges BEFORE installing the tenon corks...pretty hard to do a nice job afterwards.



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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: Caroline Smale 
Date:   2018-08-13 00:18

Interesting to see that this model is fitted with the "long" side Eb/Bb key.
This was only fitted for a few years to the student and intermediate clarinets and never fitted to the 926 / 1010 professional instruments.

The case has a UK 1960s look to it.



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 Re: Boosey & Hawkes model 2000
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-08-13 01:52
Attachment:  P7220003.JPG (645k)

shmuelyosef - "It's more traditional to finish the edges BEFORE installing the tenon corks...pretty hard to do a nice job afterwards."

Traditional? Really?

I manage to shape the tenon corks once they've been installed - see attachment.

If I can do that, then anyone can.

Chris.

Post Edited (2018-08-13 02:05)

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