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    Regarding the "obsolete" Albert system, I would...

    Regarding the "obsolete" Albert system, I would change that word to "obsolescent". While it's not a Klose/Boehm horn, the common one in the non-Germanic countries, it still works well enough to be...
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    Regarding the low E/Eb issue, if there is not a...

    Regarding the low E/Eb issue, if there is not a fifth key for the low Eb, then you have a low E horn. While the Albert system does not have the same degree of duplication as does the Boehm, there...
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    You lucky so-and-so...

    I learned ("learnt"?) to play clarinet on a Buffet A bass clarinet with the Albert key work, a relic of my grandfather's music career in both Bavaria (where he was an officer with the Bavarian Army...
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    We were close to Ms. Altieri back in the day, and...

    We were close to Ms. Altieri back in the day, and I will testify as to the quality of her work.
  5. Those were the common lays, but there have been...

    Those were the common lays, but there have been far, far more. The last bass mouthpiece that I used was an E or F, and I recall learning that there were other options as well.

    I've handled or...
  6. I forget what facing I was playing on the bass,...

    I forget what facing I was playing on the bass, but it was at least a F or a G. They used to make these odd facings, but I don't know if they do currently.
  7. Thanks for the help - as soon as I saw it written...

    Thanks for the help - as soon as I saw it written out, it was a head slap moment - how could I have forgotten that Italianate name?

    The one thing that I recall about the mechanism was the "slop"...
  8. This is another variant on the "third vent"...

    This is another variant on the "third vent" method of dealing with the shifting location where the airstream needs to be pieced on a clarinet for the third register.

    The ideal location of the...
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    By the way,is playing Albert Bass differ emotionaly for you from Boehm Bass?

    I still have a couple of old ones that I picked up (no Buffets, unfortunately - there's another long story on that you can find hereon someplace), both of Italian production and both in storage. As I...
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    Yeah. I've saved a copy with an eye towards...

    Yeah. I've saved a copy with an eye towards preparing a reasoned, sourced reply. Just on anecdotal evidence (plus my encounters with Selmer A basses, two different ones), I get the feeling that it...
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    By the way, my Buffet Albert horn was a low pitch...

    By the way, my Buffet Albert horn was a low pitch instrument, even though it was an old horn. My grandfather was particular about adhering to the modern system as he played in pit orchestras over in...
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    As always, photos would help a lot here. Some...

    As always, photos would help a lot here.

    Some questions:

    To what point is the horn keyed to, low E or low Eb?

    What is the horn's serial number?

    Are there any open finger holes on the...
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    For almost all jobs, I always ended with Funny...

    For almost all jobs, I always ended with Funny How Time Slips Away. Sure, it was country (and an Elvis hit to boot), but it was a nice slow dance for those who wanted to cling to their spouse/sig...
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    From the ground up...

    Well, I've gotten to the point where I'm going to try to assemble a new group and start in again. Maybe not as a musician, as I still haven't found a synth solution for the Yamaha wind synth stick,...
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    Well, as long as it works, that's what matters....

    Well, as long as it works, that's what matters. I've always wondered about the resonance of silver head joints, however...
  16. About everything that I did was at a private paid...

    About everything that I did was at a private paid event (benefit, wedding, what have you). If they were open to the public, I would invite others, and I occasionally got someone to take my lovely...
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    That depends. Horns you can buy on model and...

    That depends. Horns you can buy on model and advise with little risk, as long as they are in good repair..Mouthpieces are better selected after a trial, which retailer will allow (if you take the...
  18. I liked the tone of the LL series, but could not...

    I liked the tone of the LL series, but could not stand the feel of the key work.. As always, tastes in all things (including key work feel) differ...
  19. I'm afraid your messages will be few and far...

    I'm afraid your messages will be few and far between. I occasionally see a Leblanc A horn, but in some thirty years of looking on and off, I've never seen an Ab for sale outside of a specialty shop,...
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    One would like to hear it for oneself. I see that...

    One would like to hear it for oneself. I see that the discoverer was looking for an aluminum flute originally. But, one person's great might be another's meh.

    In my industrial experience, aluminum...
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    And, when all is said and done, you seldom can go...

    And, when all is said and done, you seldom can go wrong with a Yamaha horn...
  22. Thread: G. Rudolf Uebel

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    Pretty unique, and a Boehm instrument to boot -...

    Pretty unique, and a Boehm instrument to boot - not the norm from a German maker.

    However, the location would give me pause. I've seen great horns from Italy and other "remote" countries, and I've...
  23. And therein lies much of the value of the...

    And therein lies much of the value of the synthesizer world. One synthesizer dude with a string score in front of him doing the arranging on the fly plus one lead violinist costs $3X for a production...
  24. The above is one of the reasons that I'm having...

    The above is one of the reasons that I'm having troubles with the whole wind stick way of making music.

    This is absolutely no reflection on you, Peter, for I am sure that you are creating all of...
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    Well, my mother (who hates tarnish with a...

    Well, my mother (who hates tarnish with a passion) did the same on an almost obsessive basis with my horns. However, after using a silver plate horn without the same problem, we figured that it was...
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