Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Woodwind.OrgThe Clarinet BBoardThe C4 standard

 
  BBoard Equipment Study Resources Music General    
 
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 
 Fish Skin Pads for clarinet
Author: BarryTones 
Date:   2021-05-08 01:20

Well, tickle my perch, it seems Fish Skin for clarinet pads does exist and would probably have been more likely to have been used back in the 1800s.

Maybe I will be lucky after all, in my quest for an authentic renovation of an 1830s French 13 salt-spoon key clarinet.

The remains of the original pads certainly appear much more translucent and thin-skinned than Kid Leather, just like Fish Leather would be.

So no goldbeater's trade secrets or intestines thanks

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-art-of-turning-fish-into-leather/



Reply To Message
 
 Re: Fish Skin Pads for clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-05-08 01:50

That's just the skin of fish that's been tanned to make it into leather just like making any other kind of leather. I used to have a wallet made from what was said to be eel skin, but was in fact hagfish skin and was like kid leather but much smoother.

Kid leather and goldbeater's skin are two very different things - one is on the outside of the animal and the other is on the inside.

Fish leather and so-called fish skin (which is goldbeater's skin) are again two very different things - there's no way fish leather made from the skin of a fish will be as thin and translucent or transparent as goldbeater's skin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbeater%27s_skin

Chris.

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Fish Skin Pads for clarinet
Author: el gitano 
Date:   2021-05-08 18:12

found in a Noblet aine Böhm clarinet with fishskin. Maybe the first pads

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Fish Skin Pads for clarinet
Author: el gitano 
Date:   2021-05-08 18:27
Attachment:  logo alt.png (601k)
Attachment:  polster2.png (605k)
Attachment:  polster3.png (1809k)
Attachment:  polster5.png (620k)

again

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Fish Skin Pads for clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-05-08 23:22

That's still not fish skin nor fish leather - it's goldbeater's skin.

I've seen some old 19th Century flutes, oboes and clarinets still with their original or old skin purse pads like that and they're goldbeater's skin and others with their original or old leather pads which are kid leather.

If it is fish skin, then please tell me which fish it's from and explain the entire process from catching the fish to a finished pad in detail without skipping any bits.

Chris.

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Fish Skin Pads for clarinet
Author: el gitano 
Date:   2021-05-09 17:01

you are right Chris, it´s not real fishskin, but how it´s calld today.


Claus

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Fish Skin Pads for clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-05-09 18:10

Only by idiots.

Chris.

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Fish Skin Pads for clarinet
Author: BarryTones 
Date:   2021-05-10 01:47

thanks Chris P, that's unequivocal.
Does anyone still use Goldbeater' skin for Clarinet pads?
Baz

Reply To Message
 Avail. Forums  |  Threaded View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 


 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Password:
 Remember my login:
   
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
is sponsored by:

For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

Instruments
Retailers and manufacturers of clarinets, both modern and early replica

Reeds
Great reeds available from around the world

Miscellaneous
Services and products too varied to categorize! Repair, recording, news

Events
Major events especially for clarinetists

Mouthpieces & Barrels
Fine makers of mouthpieces and barrels, from wood to crystal to hard rubber and plastic

Service
Instrument repairs, restorations, adjustments, and overhauls.

Accessories
Accessories that every clarinetist needs - reed makers and shapers, ligatures, greases, oils, and preservatives ... and more!

Music & Books
CDs, Sheet Music, and some of the greatest reference books ever written!

 
     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org