The Leblanc Dynamic, Pete Fountain model

Dear Sir:

the clarinet of which you speak is simply the Pete Fountain model Leblanc, and it was and is an excellent instrument,Over a long time and trying many clarinets, all of the Leblancs I have ever played are really good insruments. The very best Leblanc was and is the Opus, designed by Tom Ridenour, when he was chief designer for Leblanc, and there were others. the Sonata, and the Conceto. Better in tune, excellent sounding and buit very correctly and well.
On 27-Dec-15, at 5:52 PM, Ríordan James Flynn wrote:

Hi there,

 

I have a Leblanc Dynamic H clarinet with the unusually articulated G# key and and a Pete Fountain signature on the bell. According to the internet, the serial numbers for this model start at 268xx, but mine is 23771. These models were made sometime in the 50s?

It was given to me with the idea that it once belonged to Pete Fountain, but I imagine this is apocryphal. The clarinet came to me by a man named John Hayslip, who it was given to by a man named Tater Danke. Hayslip swore that Danke had gotten the instrument from Fountain, but there’s no telling, as he passed away some years ago.

However, a quirk of this instrument is that its larger pads were signed by someone named Bob Mario. To my knowledge most people don’t sign clarinet pads!

I’m not interested in selling the instrument, but I’m very curious as to what you might know about it.

Thank you in advance for your time.

All the best,
-MF

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One Response to The Leblanc Dynamic, Pete Fountain model

  1. Phil Pedler says:

    Yes, I receive these. Thanks.

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    On Dec 31, 2015 8:57 AM, “Sherman Friedlands Clarinet Corner” wrote:

    > Sherman Friedland posted: “Dear Sir:the clarinet of which you speak is > simply the Pete Fountain model Leblanc, and it was and is an excellent > instrument,Over a long time and trying many clarinets, all of the Leblancs > I have ever played are really good insruments. The very best Lebl” Respond > to this post by replying above this line > New post on *Sherman Friedland’s Clarinet Corner* > The > Leblanc Dynamic, Pete Fountain model > by > Sherman Friedland > > > Dear Sir: > > the clarinet of which you speak is simply the Pete Fountain model Leblanc, > and it was and is an excellent instrument,Over a long time and trying many > clarinets, all of the Leblancs I have ever played are really good > insruments. The very best Leblanc was and is the Opus, designed by Tom > Ridenour, when he was chief designer for Leblanc, and there were others. > the Sonata, and the Conceto. Better in tune, excellent sounding and buit > very correctly and well. >

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