Fritz Schueller Bass Clarinet

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  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    That is really cool looking.

    However, I am convinced that Fritz Schueller's ulimate goal with the quarter tone clarinet was to make the builder, the composer, the performer, and the listener's life miserable.

    Except Charles Ives. He liked that stuff.
     
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    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Looks like a very small bore instrument. Reading the description, does it say that it's keyed to D?
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks like it's a low D model. I know that B = Bb in German; H = B. "bis tief D gehend" translates to "goes to low D," per Google Translate.

    Regarding the quarter tone clarinet, the Wikipedia says that Kohlert was originally contracted to make it. I haven't yet found any evidence that says that they actually did, but Kohlert had some quite interesting designs before and right after WWII, so there might be a quarter tone clarinet stashed somewhere.
     
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    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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    I'd be curious what the 2nd neck looks like. It comes with 2 original ones (as well as 2 original MPs) according to the ad:

     

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