The Baby Valkyrie

Discussion in 'Eb Soprano Clarinet' started by tictactux, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    ...aka the German Eefer.

    I stumbled over this baby here. No serials, no markings, no logos, nothing. Keywork is silver-plated, and the details suggest it's not just a cheapie.
    Anyone seen something like that?

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  3. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Basically yes. It looks a bit like a 2nd generation Albert as it has crossed A/Ab keys and an aux Eb lever. The throat A touchpiece also closes one of the side keys.
     
  4. SOTSDO

    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    On my Oehler, I have a touch piece just like the "auxiliary Eb" on that horn, but it is another way of sounding Bb/F natural. Don't know about the A key linkage, though...
     
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    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    However...

    I have just pulled out my Oehler horn, and I can see where it could be ambiguous. I see all of that "nobby-looking" stuff down there, just below the F/C "key" (as opposed to touch piece) and I can see the different arrangement of the long keys on the lower joint up towards the top.

    Ultimately, the test would be for someone to buy it and try it out themselves...
     

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