Noblet Laureate


The Noblet Laureate is basically the same as Leblanc's top of the line models.
The Leblanc models that have the polycylindrical bore technology influenced by Tom Ridenour are
  • Opus II
  • Concerto II
  • Sonata
  • Rapsodie
The Vito V40 plastic clarinet is listed as "hybrid," but I have been told that it has the same polycylindrical bore.
Leblanc lists all of the above as having a 14.60mm bore. In one brochure the V40 is listed as 14.85mm.

Noblet instruments that I am told are the same basic instrument are
  • Laureate
  • Eternite (or this might be a Leblanc model)
  • Millennium
Bore: I have been measuring everything at the top of the left hand joint.
I measure the Laureate as 15.00 at the top left hand joint and 14.6 at the middle, or the end of the same joint.
Barrel: 66mm

Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of this instrument. This was a newer Laureate, and I don't remember it having the fancy engraved bell of the older model reviewed here.

High register


F0

E+5

D+10 to 12

C+5

B+5

A+10
Middle of treble clef


G+5

F+5

E0

D0 to +5

C0 to +5

B0
Throat tones


B-flat0

A0

G0

F-6

E-10
Chalemeau


D0

C0

B-flat+10

A+10

G0

F0

E


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