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 Metal Lucian Bassi Clarinet
Author: -Valkyrie 
Date:   2019-04-09 22:35

I just bought a silver plated Metal Lucian Bassi clarinet that i should get next week and was looking for some information about it as i can find very little. tia.

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 Re: Metal Lucian Bassi Clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-04-10 00:20

I've only seen their wooden Bb clarinets and sax mouthpieces (ebonite with a metal shank), but never a metal clarinet by them. Their wooden clarinets from what I remember were nice players and well built - much nicer than other older Italian clarinets I've seen.

Chris.

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 Re: Metal Lucian Bassi Clarinet
Author: Dibbs 
Date:   2019-04-11 16:50

I've got a Lucian Bassi wooden clarinet I don't think it's Italian. I'm pretty certain it was made by Kohlert. I've found a pictures of identical instruments stamped Kohlert anyway.

My particular one is a fine instrument that's clearly hardly ever been played. The finger hole edges are as sharp as the day they were drilled. It's notable for not having wide 12ths E/B and F/C. They got something very right there.

Lucian Bassi seems to have been a stencil name used by Jack Heyworth's in Blackpool for their cheaper models so they may well have been made by different makers at different times.

https://www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk/explore/journals/musical-news-and-dance-band/vol1-no11-august-1936/1260803-musical-news-and-dance-band-vol1-no11-august-1936-0023



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 Re: Metal Lucian Bassi Clarinet
Author: -Valkyrie 
Date:   2019-04-18 00:17

thanks for the help, i could find a little on the wooden ones but not much on metal, it arrived today and is all silver plated, the only markings other than the importers details on the bell is a stamp thats C over 66 on the upper and lower joint

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