Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Woodwind.OrgThe Clarinet BBoardThe C4 standard

 
  BBoard Equipment Study Resources Music General    
 
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 
 Help Identifying Older Buffet
Author: Roxann 
Date:   2020-11-20 07:26

A friend has given me an older Buffet Bb clarinet. She said it's a "professional model." That is the extent of our information. The serial number is 18510. It has a hole in the middle joint that goes through the cork and it has a key that covers the hole. How could I go about finding out more information regarding this clarinet? I'd love to know its age and if it is, indeed, a "professional" model. I played it for a few minute today and it has a very mellow sound and seems to be in tune although I didn't hook up a tuner to it.
THANK YOU for any help you can give me in my search.

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Help Identifying Older Buffet
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2020-11-20 19:03

Buffet only made one “model” as we know them today when this instrument was made. They were professional instrument back in the day, but aren’t built to modern standards and are more intermediate level. To get the most out of it you will need a large bore mouthpiece which can be hard to find unless it came with the original. Unofficially these are called “pre-R13s”. Even though there was only one model these were available with different keywork options from standard to full Boehm. This instrument has an articulated C#/G# which is the reason for the hole. It was made in 1936 based on the serial number.

-Jdbassplayer

Reply To Message
 
 Re: Help Identifying Older Buffet
Author: Roxann 
Date:   2020-11-23 08:33

THANK YOU! That is more information than I EVER imagined to learn. And I thank you for all of it. I am extremely grateful!

Reply To Message
 Avail. Forums  |  Threaded View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 


 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Password:
 Remember my login:
   
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
is sponsored by:

For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

Music & Books
CDs, Sheet Music, and some of the greatest reference books ever written!

Accessories
Accessories that every clarinetist needs - reed makers and shapers, ligatures, greases, oils, and preservatives ... and more!

Instruments
Retailers and manufacturers of clarinets, both modern and early replica

Reeds
Great reeds available from around the world

Mouthpieces & Barrels
Fine makers of mouthpieces and barrels, from wood to crystal to hard rubber and plastic

Miscellaneous
Services and products too varied to categorize! Repair, recording, news

Events
Major events especially for clarinetists

Service
Instrument repairs, restorations, adjustments, and overhauls.

 
     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org