Category Archives: Clarinet and Flute

And they have done it again…

Remember Benedikt Eppelsheim? He’s been a bit quiet recently: after he announced his Bb contrabass clarinet and the Eb contrabass sax, there haven’t been any additions to his website. I know that he’s produced Sarrusaphones and Ophicleides, but as of … Continue reading

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And now it’s Bb clarinets…

Blow me down if the same friend didn’t turn up the next night with a clarinet that’d started getting temperamental during rehearsals.  So, out came the tools… Couldn’t pin down the problem, the recently repadded clarinet ( Boosey & Hawkes … Continue reading

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From Indonesia, a wooden C-Mel ?

Another great offer from Alibaba – and we’re talking about a (dealer/wholesale) price of around $700 each, if bought in batches of ten – so it’s – according to the blurb – a fully working saxophone.  Should retail at well … Continue reading

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The flute with three feet – but why ?

Came across this on ebay, a new flute from China, with a body, a head-joint – and C, B and Bb foot-joints. But why three separate ones ? Normally flutes come with a foot-joint to low C (front right – … Continue reading

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Guess I’ll never know about the neck…..

If it was an alto or a C-Melody neck ?  I was bidding on this Conn C-Mel on ebay – it was an early Wonder II with what looks like a non-microtuner neck.  Now I know the early Conn C-Mels … Continue reading

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Getting my recording equipment sorted…

Since moving onto a more modern PC, my old traditional ‘mic in the soundcard’ method seems to be somewhat lacking…  So, I’ve invested in a couple of half -decent USB bits, all for less than $250 !  More info later, … Continue reading

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Rico may just have been a little confused….

Looking for the oldest Rico Plasticover box I have, to try and find out (for another thread) when they first came out – I came across this old box of Plasticover clarinet reeds…  That WAS from a long time ago … Continue reading

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