Penzel-Mueller Artist #15778

Penzel-Mueller Artist #15778


Thanks to Marcus W for giving me the opportunity to review this fine instrument!

Serial  #15778, marked horizontally like most clarinets, not vertically like some other PM models.

Barrel:  65.3mm

Bore LH joint top:  15.25mm (huge!)

Bore LH joint at bottom:  15.1mm


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 0mm  at the barrel and 0mm  at the center tenon. This test was made with the original PM Artist mouthpiece and my default Legere Signature 3 3/4 reed.


High register


Android CarlTune


F

4


E

11


D

8


C

5


B

4/7


B-flat

10


A

1

Mid




G

0


F

0


E

4


D

4/8


C

0/6


B

1

Throat tones




Bb

-7


A

6


G

0


F

4


E

-6

Chalumeau




D

3


C

2


B-flat

2


A

2


G

-2


F

-14


E

-9


Intonation summary: This is professional level intonation— even by today’s standards!


Key work quality: Very good.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, beginner to advanced. But in particular, this will be perfect for adults who want a vintage instrument, and especially for those wanting a large bore instrument.


Condition issues noted: The wood is in great shape. There are a few small scratches on the keys because of rattling around in a case.



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