Kohlert's Sons Kraslice

This clarinet was made to look like a professional model. It came with a high quality and heavy case, and the name stamp seems to have been proudly done. Also the instrument came with a nice wooden mouthpiece.

Serial 292924

Barrel 63.6mm
Bore at top of LH joint: 15mm
Bore at bottom of same: 15mm

The wooden mouthpiece had a deep fang impression on the top. I have fixed that so that it is playable again.

Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Wooden Clarinets main page.
I have two sets of intonation results. The first is using he wooden mouthpiece with my Legere 4 reed. It plays very nicely indeed! For this test I am pushed in all the way.
High register

Not using FMIT

F
10

E
15

D
10

C
24

B
25

B-flat


A11
Middle of treble clef


G10

F10

E10

D10

C2

B1
Throat tones


B-flat-3

A-1

G0

F7

E10
Chalemeau


D10

C15

B-flat17

A16

G9

F0

E

Intonation summary: Even though the throat tone B-flat and A will be flat, it would be best to pull out.

Key work quality: Good quality nickel.

This clarinet is most appropriate for a beginning student.

This test was done with B45 mouthpiece and a #4 Legere reed. These results show OK intonation, even when playing stupidly loud, as I do for testing. I would recommend pulling out some in the middle, which I did not do for this test.

High register
FMIT  

F-4 

E1 

D3 

C2 

B12 

A-3 
Middle of treble clef

 

G5 

F5 

E5 

D10 

C0-4 

B-5 
Throat tones

 

B-flat-4 

A2 

G0 

F12 

E10 
Chalemeau

 

D9 

C17 

B-flat13 

A13 

G6 

F-7 
  E-6  

1Dec2011 I find that my test above is overly critical. Today my general impression is that it is a bit flat around middle-of-trebble-clef C and B, and very flat in the corresponding low F and E. But much of the rest is almost in tune.


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