Normandy 140P Plateau model

Serial  #20536

Barrel:  66mm

Bore LH joint top:  14.8mm

Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.75mm


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 1mm at the barrel and 1mm  at the center tenon.


High register


Android CarlTune


F

0


E

2


D

3


C

0


B

0


B-flat

-3


A

-4

Mid




G

-4


F

-4


E

1


D

0?


C

2


B

1

Throat tones




Bb

7


A

9


G

0


F

2


E

4

Chalemeau




D

-2


C

-1


B-flat

2


A

-2/-6


G

0


F

-3


E

-4


Intonation summary: Wonderful. There is only one place where the plateau system seems to negatively affect the tone and response: That is on the Chalemeau B natural when played with the normal second finger fingering. This note sounds and feels a tad fuzzy compared to the Bb or A. I have concluded that there is no way for me to get this respond as I would like without drilling a hole in the plateau! The corresponding upper register F# isn’t nearly as fuzzy.


Key work quality: Sturdy, utilitarian student model key work of the hardest material.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Beginners with small hands, or arthritic adults.


Condition issues noted: On this one, they keys show contact wear in a lot of normal contact points, such as on top of the plateau keys.


Note that this model does not say Resotone on it.


Normandy P140 Plateau


Phil's Normandy Plateau Reconditioning
13Sept2013, #39708, for Therese K. Keys in nice condition. Only the plating on the thumb showing a worn away place.
?                      #10019, for Len Allman.
31Aug2014, #9550, for Len Allman. I had to splice on quite a chunk of the RH bottom tenon, about 2/3 of it is new. Plays great. 

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