I just received a Kohlert C clarinet
from slurpie60 that was advertised as having no cracks. It's a lovely horn and will with an overhaul (as he described) end up as an absolute beaty. Unfortunately (like so many of its age) has a terrible crack in the (really short) barrel. I wrote to him and he replied immediately with this;Hello there,
Sorry to hear that I didn't do my homework - must have overseen it...
I can look for another barrel (need measures for that, and our repairman might need to adjust it)
or refund you part of the money.
You can let me know.
Greetings & sorry for the complications... Gerrit Boeschoten
I told him that a part refund would be great. I also have a barrel from the Wurlitzer that Bass sent me some time ago that fits pretty well, even a little loosely...also I'm going to look into getting one of my Eb barrels from Bass reamed out to make it fit, then I will have a barrel that fits and takes a PT
. It really is a tiny barrel...and Bass's Ebs seem to be of about the right size. Wish me luck, and good on slurpie60 (Gerrit Boeschoten) for coming through.