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Thanks to Deone B. for the wonderful vintage ad for Ledoux clarinets!


Probable real maker: SML

Serial D4794
Barrel: Using non-original Normandy plastic 66.4mm barrel
Bore LH joint top: 14.5mm
Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.5mm


Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Wooden Clarinets main page.

High register



F
-1

E
0

D
0

C
0

B
0

B-flat


A-1
Middle of treble clef


G0

F0

E-3

D0

C0

B0
Throat tones


B-flat+2

A-4

G-5 (loud)

F0

E0
Chalemeau


D0

C+1

B-flat+10

A+1

G-1

F0

E0

Intonation summary:  I was not able to use FMIT with this test due to technical problems. This is fantastic intonation! I play flatter than this normally with a standard 66mm barrel. I would recommend whoever gets this horn get a shorter barrel.

Key work quality: Nice sturdy nickel keywork.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Intermediate or even advanced players. This clarinet plays as well as many older model Buffet R-13s!

Who made this clarinet? Because of the rings protecting the center tenon, I am positing that this might be an SML instrument. Because of the stamp on one key that matches the batch stamp on the body (29x), I think that this was a special production run of a limited number of instruments. The two-number plus letter stamp also is similar to other SML instruments.






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