Betz / Heinrich Betz

This clarinet is stamped Made in Germany.

Serial  #4216 with VIII batch mark, for Fernando in Berlin.
Barrel: 63.3mm
Bore LH joint top: 15.0mm
Bore LH joint at bottom: 14/8mm
Approximate date of manufacture: 1940s.

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  2mm at the barrel .5mm in the middle.

High register

DaTuner

F
1

E
15

D
15

C
10

B
5

B-flat
5

A0
Mid



G5

F0

E0

D-2

C0

B4
Throat tones


B-flat0

A0

G7

F14

E12
Chalemeau


D8

C5

B-flat6

A5

G-3

F-5

E-1
Intonation summary: This will work well for a beginning to intermediate student horn. The sharpness in the lower throat tones will be hard to compensate for. But other than that, the intonation is quite good. It would be possible to add glue in tone holes to lower the E and F throat tones, as the corresponding notes in the high register are also way sharp.

Key work quality: The key work is nice. The metal seems somewhat soft, but that is offset by rather sturdy construction.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Beginning students.




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