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 Need help on Albert System
Author: JoeMich 
Date:   2004-06-02 16:43

I first started playing a Boehm clarinet in 1936, and have been aware of the Albert system almost from the begining but have never played one. Recently curiosity got the best of me and I bought a 'vintage', (pre 1900??), Albert: 5 rings, 14 keys. The corks and pads need to be replaced, otherwise everything is in very good condition.

However, my experience with and knowledge of the Albert is nil, so the following questions:

1) Vandoren markets Black Master and White Master reeds for German and Austrian mouthpieces. How can I tell if the mp, (rosewood?), I have is 'German' or 'Austrian' ..... which reeds will fit?

2) Is it possible to 'alter' the reeds I use for Boehm mp to fit and work on German/Austrian mps?

3) I've replaced corks and pads on Boehms many times. Is there anything peculiar to re-padding an Albert that I should be aware of?

All help greatly appreciated.


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