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 Andre Chabot Clarinet ???
Author: Wendy 
Date:   1999-08-02 04:39

Does anyone have information about this type of clarinet? I am contemplating purchasing this brand - it appears to be an older, wooden clarinet but I have been unable to find anything about it thus far on the Internet. Does anyone have any good resources for me to check out? Thank you,

Wendy

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 RE: Andre Chabot Clarinet ???
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-08-02 11:52

According to "The New Langwill Index", Andre Chabot was a name used for generic clarinets imported into the US and then resold by dealers.

Most of these types of clarinets are student level, and may have cheap pot metal keys. Make sure you know what you're getting.

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 RE: Andre Chabot Clarinet ???
Author: Lelia 
Date:   1999-08-02 17:03

One way to check on those keys is to turn the clarinet so you can see the undersides of the touches for the "pinkie keys." If they have numbers stamped into them, they're probably mass-produced, cast-metal keys, the kind of pot-metal keys that break easily. I have to say "probably" because a few companies that used power-forged keys stamped numbers into them. Holton Collegiate clarinets from the 1930s, for instance, have good-quality, power- forged keys of solid brass under the plating, even though they're stamped. But Holtons are exceptions. Usually a stamped number on the underside of a key is not good news.

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