Triebert Plateau B Flat Clarinet
NB Though a triple matched set of clarinets by Triebert is pictured, this sale is only for the Bb clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. These are superb and ultra rare plateau Boehm system clarinets. At one time Triebert were considered to make the Worlds' finest oboes, but they also had a long and distinguished history of clarinet manufacture. In 1849 they patented a "clarinette multiphonique" which was a combination clarinet in the keys of A/Bb/C. By the end of the 19th Century they had been taken over by Couesnon. This pair have a truly remarkable provenance: Having been owned and played professionally by a player who was a dance band member here in London. All three are in their original cases and were bought from Alex Burns Ltd. 132 Shaftesbury Ave. London.
The design of this instrument is superb. The tone holes have been enlarged, so that there is none of the "stuffiness" which can be found on some other plateau makes. The large tone hole size is very reminiscent of a Selmer plateau C which was sold by ourselves some years ago: That was a similarly free blowing instrument.
The Bb, S/N 2060 Bb LP has seen more use, predictably, than the other two clarinets. Like them this clarinet features "mother of pearl" touchpieces on the ring keys, and these are all in excellent condition. The instrument has just had a complete re-pad in Pisoni finest fish skin pads in our workshop, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. There is one old, repaired, pinned crack to the top of the upper joint underneath the register key, it is stable, and it has absolutely no effect on the usability and response of this instrument. It does not go through to the bore. The German Silver key work does show evidence of much use with some tarnish.
The instrument comes with a new Pillinger copy of a "Benny Goodman" signature Selmer m'piece of outstanding quality. The m'piece as a tip opening of 1.24mm and a long lay, it tunes the clarinets well.