WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

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WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by Gribnes » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:31 pm

Clark is stamped on the cup. I know there are some out there, not just a one off
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Re: WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by JohnL » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:32 pm

As I recall, there were two different Clarke models; Large and Small. The Large is the one the 6½AL is based on.
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Re: WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by Gribnes » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:21 pm

Thank you JohnL
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Re: WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by Fidbone » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:33 am

I had a Clarke L, great piece. Sam Burtis has it now!!!
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Re: WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by ngrinder » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:12 pm

I had the folks over at Pickett copy Sam Burtis' Clark S. Great piece. Give them a ring, I bet they still have the measurements on file.
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Re: WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by Rusty » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:45 pm

Brass Ark / bob reeves do copies of these...I believe the small shank version was based off Sam Burtis’ Clarke S, amongst others.

I have this piece and it’s great...I’m assuming the large shank version is based of an original Clarke L
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Re: WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by jacobgarchik » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:21 am

Are we talking about the Conn Clarke? or a Bach Clarke?
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Re: WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by bellend » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:44 am

Please forgive my ignorance but who was Clark....... or is Clarke????

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Re: WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by BGuttman » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:41 am

Someone else can probably give more detail, but it's Allie Clarke, who was a player in the 1930s.
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Re: WTB: Bach 6 ½ ss, Clark Model

Post by jacobgarchik » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:50 pm

from the old forum, Steve Dillon said this:

Conn-Clark-about the size of a Bach 6 ½ AL. As a matter of fact, in a 1956 Bach mouthpiece catalog we find “6 ½ A (Clarke Model), 6 ½ AL (Clarke large)” Could this mouthpiece have been named after Allie Clark, formerly with the NY Philharmonic, Chicago Grand Opera and Cleveland Symphony? I had always thought it was named after Ernest Clarke, Herbert Clarke’s brother. The spelling of the name is like Ernest, but I find Allie using both spellings. I also have a letter written to Burkle in the mid 20’s, from Allie, talking about the new mouthpieces that were being made for him by Conn.


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