Penzel-Mueller 1927 Albert

Many thanks to Harold Edwards for giving me the opportunity to review this wonderful clarinet. And I thank him also for giving me all the materials that go with this, including the original warranty card and information from Penzel-Mueller.


Serial  # 9934 marked in the regular fashion on the bottom of the LH and RH joints, not in their later style of vertical serial numbers.

Barrel:  67.5 mm

Bore LH joint top: 15.3 mm

Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.8 mm


Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.


For this test, I pulled 0.8 mm  at the barrel and 0.3 mm  at the center tenon.

High register


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F

-1


E

0


D

0


C

0


B

-2


B-flat

5


A

3

Mid




G

0


F

0


E

-5


D

-6


C

2


B

7

Throat tones




Bb

0


A

-3


G

0


F

6


E

-13

Chalumeau




D

5


C

8


B-flat

0


A

0


G

-22


F

-21


E

-11


Intonation summary: Incredible. I think this may be the best Albert system horn I have ever worked on.


Key work quality: Nice. Sturdy enough for this era.


This clarinet is most appropriate for:  Anyone who wants a terrific Albert system clarinet


Condition issues noted: I had to have the F/C pad cup reconstructed from a different PM clarinet.


Penzel-Mueller 1927 Albert




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Phil Pedler,
Jun 27, 2015, 10:32 AM
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