Bettoney Alto

Discussion in 'Eb Alto Clarinet' started by tictactux, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Yup, looks like. Else it wouldn't be so difficult to guess.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks like an alto to me, too. I don't have any measurements of a bass without a neck, tho, but the diameter looks too small for bass.

    I'd never buy a clarinet without a neck, tho :).
     
  5. Heckelphone

    Heckelphone Double Reed CE Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    I'd say that the length, shape and condition :)mrgreen:) all point to it being an alto...
     
  6. SOTSDO

    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Most certainly an alto, with an extended bell for resonance purposes. (Those alto clarinets need every bit of tone enhancement they can get.)

    Someone on SOTW has a beautiful bass clarinet done in metal with Albert style keywork. Restored, it is spectacular as are the metal Selmers seen around these parts. I've never touched one in the flesh, but I would certainly enjoy any opportunity to play one.
     
  7. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    FWIW, while the metal non-Bb soprano clarinets are uncommon, the only pitches of clarinet I haven't seen in metal are Eb soprano and higher and basset (both horn and clarinet). Anyone ever see these?
     
  8. Carl H.

    Carl H. Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    I've got a metal Eb 6 feet from where I'm sitting right now, unless my wife has "cleaned".

    Yep, she cleaned. It's probably on top of my computer upstairs.
     
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  9. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Soprano? Post/send pics!
     
  10. Carl H.

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    It's dirty, but I'll see what I can do.
     

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