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aldevis

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Vito Resonite 7168 (with low Eb on the body), one piece body.
Bought a couple of years ago from clarinetsdirect and used at home.
Ready to play.
£600, £50 of which go to the forum charity fund.
No mouthpiece. I might add a generic one, sooner or later.

Can be picked up in London. I do not ship, unless the buyer accepts to cover costs (that I assume quite high).

Local pickup comes with free coffee to celebrate my purchase of a wooden Noblet.
 

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Correction: reso tone, not resonite.
 

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Any pictures ?

Rhys

I promise I will take some.
A big challenge for me: I would rather record a bass clarinet version (in minor) of Obladi Oblada.
In the meanwhile I can confirm it looks like a weird tenor saxophone.

Good conditions, not mint but good conditions.
 

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I promise I will take some.
A big challenge for me: I would rather record a bass clarinet version (in minor) of Obladi Oblada.
In the meanwhile I can confirm it looks like a weird tenor saxophone.

Good conditions, not mint but good conditions.

I would settle for the recording.

Does yours look a bit like this (I am not familiar with the range to look for or "low Eb on the body") ?


Thanks

Rhys
 

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It seems the same.
"Eb on the body" has no key on the bell. It is a bit more expensive.
 

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I think "low Eb on the body" means that the low Eb key is on the body of the instrument and not on the metal bell - a bit like this - http://www.lynsgarden.co.uk/Rosecroft/Clarinets/Vito bass.jpg
One piece body means it doesn't have a joint in the middle, so a rather long case. If the Vito is modelled on the Leblanc, it'll be a good instrument - would Aldevis buy any old rubbish?
If I had £600 it'd be sold by now, my alto clarinet wants a big brother...
 

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Oh to master that instrument, that sound

(Nay cash so I'm oot)
 

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My mate went to Woodwind Exchange at the weekend to buy a secondhand Bass Clarinet and came home £6000
poorer. Dangerous place Bradford.
 
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I think "low Eb on the body" means that the low Eb key is on the body of the instrument and not on the metal bell - a bit like this - http://www.lynsgarden.co.uk/Rosecroft/Clarinets/Vito bass.jpg
One piece body means it doesn't have a joint in the middle, so a rather long case. If the Vito is modelled on the Leblanc, it'll be a good instrument - would Aldevis buy any old rubbish?

Spot on. The keywork is the same of Leblanc/Noblet. The "one piece body" is tricky matter; it is actually engineered in two pieces, like the more expensive wooden models, kept together by a hex screw. It can be taken apart, but better not too often, since the joints are just bare resonite (plastic), with no corks. As a result, the case is quite big: long about like a baritone case, but not as chunky.
That is why shipping can be very expensive and there is such a big difference in prices between the two sides of the pond.
When I bought it from clarinetsdirect (that only sells serviced instruments) I compared it with a couple of Bundy and another Vito. It felt the most comfortable for my saxophone oriented embouchure. At the time I used a stock Selmer E as a starter mouthpiece. B45 did not work for me.

I am upgrading it to an older wooden Noblet: They look very very similar, almost identical keywork.
The main difference is wood, but as we all know, materials do not make a difference.

Oh to master that instrument, that sound
... requires a lifetime of practice: check Evan Ziporyn on bass clarinet. Unreachable.

My mate went to Woodwind Exchange at the weekend to buy a secondhand Bass Clarinet and came home £6000
poorer. Dangerous place Bradford.
Dangerous instrument. Have a look at the prices of new instruments.
BTW, I could not find a satisfactory cheap chinese instrument.
 

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Dangerous instrument.

I attended some rehearsals last week with someone doubling bass clarinet and tenor (a rather lovely Selmer Mk6). I got quite wanty for both by the end…but given how late I left it to take up any kind of woodwind instrument I Must Resist Such Temptations.
 

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Dangerous instrument. Have a look at the prices of new instruments.
BTW, I could not find a satisfactory cheap chinese instrument.

I am hoping to get some funds in a few weeks and had been lusting after a bass clarinet for years. It's all Eric Dolphy's fault...

I had been eying up the gear4music ones... did you you try theirs?

If yours is still not sold when the dough comes through...
 

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Everyone knows that a bass clarinet is really an anorexic tenor saxophone with laryngitis.

I have sent Aldevis a PM suggesting what might be done with the patient.
 

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Clarone (old Italian term for bass clainet) is now reserved until mid March.
I owe one to Trovesi. I studied with him for a two week course.
He introduced me to Galestro purple cap. A quite distinctive white wine. I should present him with a bottle of St. Piran.
 

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Clarone (old Italian term for bass clainet) is now reserved until mid March.
I owe one to Trovesi. I studied with him for a two week course.
He introduced me to Galestro purple cap. A quite distinctive white wine. I should present him with a bottle of St. Piran.

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Indeed. A fine ale - but so are all of Skinner's. Betty Stogs is my favourite - like Old Speckled Hen but even nicer, in my opinion...

I'm hoping to make a camper van trip to Italy next year. My nearly nine year old son is keen on history (among other things) and if he learns some Italian (along with me, and part of the deal) and we go then I'd be delighted to deliver a selection of some bottles to Trovesi for you.

Looking at his webpage we have between us a core membership to hold a one day hairy faced old devils' convention...
 

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Clarona now lives in Cornwall.
Donation made.
 

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