Penzel-Mueller 7986B

This clarinet is marked only Penzel-Mueller, New York. It seems to be a later model, produced as a student instrument.

For F. in Germany:

Serial #7986B
Barrel: 61mm
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 Model Comparison Page.







For this test, I pulled   almost 1mm at the barrel and 2 at the center.

High register

LINGOT

F
0

E
10

D
10

C
19

B
20

B-flat
10

A10
Mid



G8

F-1

E1

D-2

C-2/0

B-8
Throat tones


B-flat0

A0

G0

F8

E0
Chalemeau


D7

C11

B-flat0

A3

G-4

F-20

E

Intonation summary: Not great. Pity. This horn has great tone.


Key work quality: Key metal is rather soft, as often the case in early chrome plated keys. It will be OK if one exercises reasonable care. The clarinet is made with nice feeling wide holes. The pads are also much wider in diameter than normal. Large pads, 17mm, thick. Left hand joint, thick size and 9.5mm.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Good for a beginner.
















There was a batch number under the keys of both keyed joints:


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