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#1 fairyhedgehog

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 18:35

My Stagg Bb clarinet was having problems, most recently one of the pads fell off and the others are loose.

 

I went to get it mended and also to buy a C Clarinet (to have a non transposing instrument) and accidentally bought a Buffet Bb clarinet (as well as the C one). So I haven't put my Stagg in for repairs.

 

I don't need two Bb clarinets. Is it likely that anyone would want the Stagg one for free? They would need to get it thoroughly serviced.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:33

The cost of a full repad would probably be a lot more than the value of the instrument. But, people will buy anything on Ebay. I'd put it on there with a low start price and see what happens! Or you could keep it yourself and use it to learn how to do basic repairs like changing tenon cork.Or turn it into a lamp!
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:54

I love the idea of turning it into a lamp! What about contacting Sarah Moore from the Money for Nothing programme - this is right up her street! I wouldn't try to sell it onto someone else as it is.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 19:37

I love the idea of turning it into a lamp! What about contacting Sarah Moore from the Money for Nothing programme - this is right up her street! I wouldn't try to sell it onto someone else as it is.


She barely posts here these days, but forumite Appassionata was very good at turning old clarinets into lamps. Might be worth a PM?
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 20:28

Would it make a reeding lamp?


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:47

Here we go with the lighting puns - keep 'em coming! :)

 

What about a nice fountain water feature for the garden? (If it's made of plastic).

 

I won't suggest what the "flexible fabric ligature" could be used for!

 

Oh, oh, and.... a woodwind turbine to generate your own electricity!


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