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 Clarinet identification
Author: alecandertg 
Date:   2019-11-21 20:36
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I recently bought this clarinet and need help to identify it further. From the research I've done it was made around '54 or '55. It has 176 marked on top of it. I couldn't find any other information on this clarinet


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 Re: Clarinet identification
Author: GBK 
Date:   2019-11-21 21:13

https://www.woodwindforum.com/clarinetperfection/snleblanc/#ql_Model176


...GBK

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 Re: Clarinet identification
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2019-11-21 21:39

GBK nailed it! It's a very decent horn. Surely worth trying to get it playing again. I could be wrong, but I think it's a straight bore, meaning it doesn't get smaller at the end of the upper joint. I've repaired a few and like the sound very much.


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


Yamaha Artist 2015




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 Re: Clarinet identification
Author: alecandertg 
Date:   2019-11-21 22:56

Is this considered a professional or intermediate Horn?

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 Re: Clarinet identification
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-11-22 21:15

Clarinet bores don't get narrower at the top end of the top joint - the top joint bore usually widens from above the throat A tonehole upwards and the reverse taper continues into the barrel.

The narrowest point of the bore is the longest length of parallel section in both upper and lower joints and the bore measurement is usually taken from the middle tenon as that's easy to measure.

Chris.

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