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 DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: DEADEYE (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date:   2006-02-22 05:45

I HAVE A LEBLANC "DYNAMIC H" CLARINET WHICH I HAVE BEEN USING FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS IS A STUDENT, PROFESSIONAL OR WHAT QUALITY IT IS. ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AN APPROXIMATE VALUE OF IT.

DHSCO

Post Edited (2006-02-22 05:56)

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 Re: DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: Chris P (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date:   2006-02-22 06:58

The Leblanc 'Dynamic H' is a pro quality clarinet - up there with all the top models - these have a large French bore and I've heard them described (in the UK) as 'French 1010s'.

Approximate value for insurance or replacement purposes should be the same price as a Leblanc Opus - I'm not sure which part of the world you're in, but in the UK they're around the £3000 mark, which is one of the most expensive clarinets on the market from a major company.






Two words - 'Caps Lock'.

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 Re: DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: Don Berger (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date:   2006-02-22 13:38

I worked on a Dyn H some time ago, a very good Leblanc pro model of the Dynamic series. Several of us have Dyn 2's, which, keyed at 18/7 [keys/rings], have the "Pete Fountain" character if not "identity", being of the 15.0 mm [.590"] cyl. bore, considered to be a fine jazz [et al] cl . I have an old [1970's] Leb wall poster which describes it as [H] named for Houghenagle [sp?], chief acoustician to Leon Leblanc [LL], putting both names "in print" for posterity. There is more info available in our {SEARCH} archives. I'd place value as very high among the Leblancs, if in good condition. Does yours have the 18/7 key structure? Luck, Don

Thanx, Mark, Don

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 Re: DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: Chris P (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date:   2006-02-22 13:41

Houvenaghel - I didn't want to spell that without looking it up first!

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 Re: DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: Don Berger (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date:   2006-02-22 14:20

TKS, Chris, I still play "close 'nuff for jazz", perhaps. Don

Thanx, Mark, Don

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 Re: DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: Chris P (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date:   2006-02-22 14:41

There's a former Dynamic H player I know who used a pair of 'em in a symphony orchestra, but he switched to a pair of Concertos when they came onto the market - and perhaps the owner of one of the first batch of Concerto A clarinets that hit our shores. The keywork on these Concertos (especially the offset side keys) shows they were having trouble getting the pad cups and the new angled bends right (as opposed the the inline ones) - very hit-and-miss, and not really the workmanship that I like to see on pro clarinets, and indeed it was a glimpse of what was to come. Compare your Dynamic H against any current pro Leblanc and you'll see what I men.

Keywork-wise, the Dymamic H (and the other older pro Leblancs) has the best keywork they made in my opinion, it may be chunky and heavy, but it's reliable, uses thin cork and is far better made than the current crop.

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 Re: DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: DEADEYE (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date:   2006-02-23 03:47

DOES THE SERIAL NUMBER TELL JUST WHEN AND WHERE IT WAS MADE? MY SERIAL NO. IS "5066X"?

DHSCO

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 Re: DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: Chris P (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date:   2006-02-23 13:17

It's made in France, but contact Leblanc for the exact date of manufacture.



And release your 'Caps Lock' as well.

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 Re: DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: Merlin (---.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com)
Date:   2006-02-23 15:15

I played a Dynamic last night at a rehearsal. Really sweet, round sounding upper register.



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 Re: DYNAMIC H CLARINET
Author: Don Berger (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date:   2006-02-23 15:31

Deadeye [Dick ??, a long ago ?legendary character?], My Leblanc L7 ser # is 43,4XX, which I date to about 1980, so unless the Leb #s are strangely related to model #s, I'd put your H at 1985-90. Others, please help ! Don

Thanx, Mark, Don

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