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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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