Armstrong


Even though Armstrong 4008 USA is stamped on the bell, I bet this instrument was made by Amati in Czechoslovakia. The key work looks just like the Artley wooden instrument I reviewed, and the printing on the bell also looks like that instrument. Another Amati instrument is the Forte.

Barrel: 64mm
Bore: 14.8 at top of left hand joint, 14.55 at the bottom.
Serial 765955

I am comparing intonation on this with the Forte.







High register
Forte Clarinet:
Portnoy mthpc
pushed all the way in
Armstrong

pushed in all the way
Armstrong

pulled 2mm with barrel ring

F0+12

E+4+15

D+15+20

C0 to +4+20

B+6+18

A+4+12
Middle of treble clef




G0 to +40

F+100

E+10 variable0

D+90 to 12

C0 to +120 to +100 to 12

B+8+4 to +12
Throat tones




Bflat+7+12+10

A+8+12 to 20+9

G00 to +7

F0+4

E00
Chalemeau




D0+10

C00

Bflat+110

A+600 to +4

G0-9 to -14-12

F-9-18 to 20

E



This instrument is almost as good as the standard model Vitos. (The V40 should be great, but I haven't tried one.) This is a good beginner clarinet and is sturdily made, so it would be good for use in marching bands.

Showing sturdy crow's foot key.
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