Monopole

I have a quote on the vintage page saying that Monopole what a Couesnon brand name for their professional model clarinet. This Monopole does not say Couesnon anywhere on it. I think it more likely an SML product. It is stamped
MONOPOLE
CONSERVATOIRES
PARIS
The side-ways serial number is just like another clarinet I have reviewed: The first Penzel-Mueller Empire, which was serial number H14625B, identically marked. Is there a link somehow to Penzel-Mueller??!

Serial  #H14550B  Thanks to Harold for letting me recondition and review this.
Barrel:  65.5mm
Bore LH joint top:  15.2mm Wide!
Bore LH joint at bottom:  15.0mm

This is the second clarinet to win my   **PHIL'S FAVORITE**  award!

Monopole H14550B



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 .8mm  at the barrel and 1mm  in the center for this horn.
High register
FMIT

F3

E0

D0

C0

B2

B-flat0

A-3
Mid


G0

F-1

E-3

D0

C0

B-5
Throat tones


Bb-4

A7

G5

F5

E0
Chalemeau


D0

C0/10

B-flat0

A0

G-5

F-10

E-20


Intonation summary: This is wonderful intonation for a wide bore instrument. The Monopole lives up to its reputation as a professional instrument.

Key work quality: Excellent. Very nice nickel keys, like the best of this period. The rings are wide and comfortable. Left pinkie keys are not pin in hole type. (Not that that makes any difference, really.) The third ring is so close to the post holding the right pinkie keys that one has to take off the ring cluster before removing the bottom screw on that post.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, but especially intermediate or advanced, even professional.



Thanks to Harold for these pictures.

Monopole


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