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    If the pit is warm enough for you to sit in...

    If the pit is warm enough for you to sit in reasonable comfort in your shirt sleeves there is no need to worry.
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    Every brand, every cut, every 'level' is going to...

    Every brand, every cut, every 'level' is going to have a prickly reed or 2, or 5.
    I've had bottom of the barrel Rico Orange box that were smooth as silk and some that you could use to refinish an...
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    Another thing to check is if he is bunching up...

    Another thing to check is if he is bunching up his chin when forming the embouchure. The chin 'should' be pulled down nearly flat.

    You may be able to help him out by having him sit up straight...
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    Anything in the Selmer Signet line, Signet 100,...

    Anything in the Selmer Signet line, Signet 100, Special or Soloist.
    Selmer Omega. EXCELLENT playing clarinet. Daughter #1 has one.
    Buffet Evette Master Model. I have one that's better than my old...
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    As long as the MD gives her any cuts, jumps,...

    As long as the MD gives her any cuts, jumps, vamps, and tempo markings in advance she'll probably be ok with just the 2 rehearsals.
    I'm guessing there will also be a tech rehearsal and a couple of...
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    Mostly oboe. I can't remember if the english horn...

    Mostly oboe. I can't remember if the english horn parts were double scored to be played on clarinet.
    I was on Reed 2 while my daughter covered the Reed 3 book so I really didn't pay close...
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    I have a Noblet eefer that is of approximately...

    I have a Noblet eefer that is of approximately the same vintage of your Couesnon.
    It does in fact have an insert for the register vent. It appears to be a press fit and sits nearly flush with the...
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    nevermind

    nevermind
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    All this yack about internal dimensions of a...

    All this yack about internal dimensions of a mouthpiece, pulling joints, and filling in the gaps created by said pulling, and no one has thought to ask what the clarinet is being tuned to.

    Are...
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    My track record here is not good. In my...

    My track record here is not good.
    In my comment to jbtsax I managed to hurt some little girls' feelings to the point that she won't come back.
    That was my fault.
    In order to keep the young...
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    I apologise for any misunderstanding and poor...

    I apologise for any misunderstanding and poor choice of words.

    I have asked that I no longer be allowed to post on The Woodwind Forum.
  12. Thread: Clarinet models

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    With all due respect jbtsax, We are only going...

    With all due respect jbtsax,
    We are only going on the word of a 12 year old child.
    The Venus may be the best the family can afford. If that is the case, then bringing the clarinet up to GPC may be...
  13. Thread: Clarinet models

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    Since you are only 12, I would recommend getting...

    Since you are only 12, I would recommend getting your current clarinet repaired.
    If there are serious intonation issues after that, then a new instrument would be in order.
    Unless your teacher is...
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    I think the 'fuzzy' bits are a bit high for a man...

    I think the 'fuzzy' bits are a bit high for a man bot.
    Altough the one in the center looks interesting....
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    Me too...

    Me too...
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    The same as it is every year... To play fewer...

    The same as it is every year...

    To play fewer wrong notes than the year before.
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    For a few years the local "Hysterical" Society...

    For a few years the local "Hysterical" Society would have my community band play for the Lighting of the Depot a couple of weeks before Christmas.
    Usually after the second or third song the trumpets...
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    I wouldn't play my good wood horn outside when...

    I wouldn't play my good wood horn outside when it's that cold.
    But carrying it in your vehicle and playing INSIDE shouldn't be and issue.
    Some of us who live in the 'Frozen North' don't always...
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    Your case will insulate your clarinet a little...

    Your case will insulate your clarinet a little from the cold.
    As long as you carry it in the heated passenger compartment of your vehicle, and not the trunk, it should be just fine.
    I've been...
  20. Thread: Bundy?

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    For those of us who are 40+, If you can remember...

    For those of us who are 40+,
    If you can remember that far back, Bundy was our Yamaha.
    I wonder if old players back then had this same discussion...
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    I have no compaints about my old Bundy alto. I...

    I have no compaints about my old Bundy alto.
    I actually prefer it's feel and sound to the Yamaha.
    Must be it's just what I'm used to.
    I have been known to make mistakes...
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    Sticky: I wasn't recommending the Signet line, only...

    I wasn't recommending the Signet line, only saying that Selmer USA has improved the quality of their clarinets since these were in production, and that the newer student/intermediate offerings were...
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    Sticky: The E11 was offered with nickel keywork, as were...

    The E11 was offered with nickel keywork, as were some E12s' and E13s'.


    Selmer USA has improved a great deal since the days of the Bundy and Signet lines and has a few beginner/intermediate...
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    Sticky: Believe it or not Bundy hard rubber mouthpieces...

    Believe it or not Bundy hard rubber mouthpieces are VERY good, and affordable.
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    YES, oil is recommended for vintage clarinets. ...

    YES, oil is recommended for vintage clarinets.
    Don't use the stuff that comes in those cheap care kits. It's NASTY!!!
    Almond oil or any of the Doctors products are much better for the wood. ...
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