Noblet 40

I got this instrument by buying unmatched new replacement joints. The joints came with the springs installed, but on one joint they were still not bent into position. Nothing appears to be defective on these joints. The matching joints may have cracked or been defective in other ways at the factory. I would suspect that, even though this is a blended instrument and the barrel was not from Noblet 40, this would be a fairly good indication of the quality of this particular model.

LH Serial #D54181
RH Serial #D48549
Barrel: no original barrel
Bore LH joint top: 14.8mm
Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.7mm

Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.




For this test, I used a 65.9mm Ivorolon Ridenour HR barrel, and pulled a bit less than 1mm at the center tenon and at the barrel.

High register

LINGOT

F
-1

E
1

D
5

C
0

B
4

B-flat
4

A0
Mid



G0

F0

E0

D0

C0

B0
Throat tones


B-flat0

A0

G0

F-2

E0
Chalemeau


D1

C5

B-flat9

A10

G0

F-9

E

Intonation summary: Poly-cylindrical, and excellent intonation.

Key work quality:  I'm sure that normal Leblanc key work on this instrument would be excellent. This particular instrument has Vito keys, which are virtually identical to what would come with this instrument from the factory.

This clarinet is most appropriate for:  Intermediate to advanced players. This is a semi-pro model.







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Phil's other Noblet 40 Reconditioning
7Jul2014, #D50921, for Mark Leibel. Wow! What an instrument!
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Phil Pedler,
Jul 1, 2011, 9:13 AM
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