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 D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: brittanyhendershot (---.wi.res.rr.com - (Road Runner) Trevor, WI United States)
Date:   2011-05-01 23:54

My band Director recently gave me a clarinet to test out before buying. Its a D Noblet Paris Clarinet, in excellent condition with all new pads and corks. Its perfect except for some few cosmetic issues. I dont know really anything about it other than that so if someone could help me it would be awesome.

I was wanting to know if its a good quality clarinet for only being an intermediate, or if it would be better to get a professional clarinet since my playing level is pretty close to professional and i plan on playing it for a long time.

Also i wanted to know how old it is. The serial number is 968.


Thanks
-Brittany



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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: Ursa (---.dsl.klmzmi.sbcglobal.net - (SBC Internet Services) Grand Rapids, MI United States)
Date:   2011-05-02 07:36

Brittany, if you are planning on being a clarinet major at college, I would pass on the Noblet. The Noblet is a large-bore clarinet with a cylindrical bore design, while the professional clarinets in common usage today (Buffet R13, et al) have smaller bores of a polycylindrical design. The resistance, response, timbre, and tuning tendencies of the Noblet are significantly different from a modern professional clarinet. You'll likely be pressured to upgrade from the Noblet once you hit college--and when you do, there will be some significant adjustments for you to make as you transition to the new instrument.

On the other hand, if you simply need a horn to get through the rest of high school with, the Noblet could do the job very well. These are sturdy, dependable clarinets with very good projection, decent intonation, and a rich, dark tone. If you like the Noblet and the price is right, go for it--in a high school performance environment, you'll sound great! I own a 1950's vintage Noblet and it's a delight to play.

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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: brittanyhendershot (---.wi.res.rr.com - (Road Runner) Trevor, WI United States)
Date:   2011-05-04 22:15

I do plan on being a clarinet major in college so i think i will pass up the Noblet. Thank you sooo much for helping me out!

I just have one more question...
What clarinet would you suggest i get?? I cant really afford a really expensive one but i would really like a higher quality and professional clarinet that will last me a while.

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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: cigleris (---.bb.sky.com - (Sky Broadband) Nottingham, J8 United Kingdom)
Date:   2011-05-04 22:30

Brittany, please contact me off line re the D clarinet.

Peter Cigleris
http://www.calarecords.com/acatalog/info_CACD77015.html
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/english-fantasy/id594011840

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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: Ursa (---.dsl.klmzmi.sbcglobal.net - (SBC Internet Services) Grand Rapids, MI United States)
Date:   2011-05-05 05:54

Brittany, if you've already settled on the school you'll be attending, I suggest contacting the clarinet professor(s) there and getting a recommendation from them. That way, you'll be assured of having an acceptable instrument upon entering college.

If your school of choice has not been determined, and you're on a budget, you have some options in a pre-owned instrument. Used horns of recent vintage from Yamaha, LeBlanc, and Selmer tend to go for less than Buffets and can represent a great value. Try as many as you possibly can--each model has its own virtues, and you'll want to invest the time to be sure you've selected the one that plays the best...and delights you the most.

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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: brittanyhendershot (---.wi.res.rr.com - (Road Runner) Trevor, WI United States)
Date:   2011-05-05 23:03

Ursa,
Its going to be awhile so i have noooo clue what school to choose.

And as for the clarinet, my band director has some professional clarinets at the store he works at, so ill keep looking.

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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: brittanyhendershot (---.wi.res.rr.com - (Road Runner) Trevor, WI United States)
Date:   2011-05-05 23:05

Peter Cigleris, Do you want me to call you???

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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: skennedy (---.nat-124.northstar.k12.ak.us - (AlasConnect) North Pole, AK United States)
Date:   2011-05-05 23:06

Is this a Noblet clarinet pitched in D or a D. Noblet?

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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: brittanyhendershot (---.wi.res.rr.com - (Road Runner) Trevor, WI United States)
Date:   2011-05-05 23:07

Its a D. Noblet

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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: cigleris (---.29.52.222.threembb.co.uk - (Three) London, H9 United Kingdom)
Date:   2011-05-05 23:30

Email me, thanks

Peter Cigleris
http://www.calarecords.com/acatalog/info_CACD77015.html
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/english-fantasy/id594011840

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 Re: D Noblet Paris Clarinet
Author: brittanyhendershot (---.wi.res.rr.com - (Road Runner) Trevor, WI United States)
Date:   2011-05-06 01:03

ok

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