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Identify this clarinet - Buffet half-Boehm Albert clarinet

Discussion in 'The Buffet Family' started by Steve, Sep 4, 2010.


    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

    ...and, even allowing for the era in which it was recorded, there is some awfully sloppy performing in that recording. The clarinet solo at the opening was adequate (just) but subsequent entries of the orchestra were "all over the place".

    I'm all for authenticity in music, but very often those "original performances" are not all that good. And, don't get me started on the sloppy big bands from the "classic" era...
  2. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    I'm glad someone else got it :D.

    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

    By the way, I believe that the wrap around register key on earlier "modern" clarinets was adopted to keep water from entering the register key tonehole. On some of my early horns, the wrap around vent is just a regular tone hole - no tube inserted.
  4. I actually have a similar horn of which I was going to post pictures. Based on the serial number (K655), it is the same age range (1896ish) and I think mine is an Albert/Boehm hybrid as well. I've got it side by side with an M serial horn and there are definite differences between them even though they were manufactured just a few years apart. IMG_5324.JPG IMG_5325.JPG IMG_5327.JPG IMG_5329.JPG IMG_5333.JPG IMG_5335.JPG IMG_5340.JPG
  5. Those two are both albert system. The lack of rollers doesn't make it Boehm. A Boehm has 4 keys each for R4 and L4.
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