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 F.Barbier Question or 2
Author: PB 
Date:   1999-08-25 00:15

I have a Bb clarinet that was made by F.Barbier, Paris. This particular instrument has the most beautiful warm, full tone. The barrel seems to be shorter than the one on my R-13, and definitely requires facial muscular exercises to force it in perfect tune. Two questions:
1.Can anyone give me background on the company that made this?
2.The wood has cracked all the way through on the barrel, and the bore appears to be smaller than the replacement barrels tried at 2 local (and not so local) music stores. I love this instrument (better than my R-13)and would love to have it repaired or the barrel replaced somehow-WHATEVER SHALL I DO?????????

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PB 1999-08-25 00:15 
 Florentin Barbier Info  new
Mark Charette 1999-08-25 00:33 
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John Scorgie 1999-08-25 17:17 
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PB 1999-08-26 01:06 

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