CATALOG UPDATE October 2017
This month we celebrate the memory of Don Christlieb (10/10/1912 - 02/16/2001) as the co-creator of the profiled reed blank and founder of Christlieb Products in 1938; first chair bassoonist in the Alfred Newman orchestra at 20th Century Fox in the golden age of film; an early pioneer in chamber music and the founder of the Los Angeles Woodwind Quintet; Igor Stravinsky's principal west coast bassoonist in concert and on records; a Life member of Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians and Honorary Member of the International Double Reed Society.
OUT OF STOCK - Item #10-10B1, RICO CANE is currently out of stock.
Bassoonists forced to relocate from flooding caused by hurricane Harvey in Houston or Baumont please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding catalog purchases before ordering on line.
It happens so often that by the time a bassoonist inquires about an order it has already been shipped, but I will inform you if there will be any delay in filling your order and how soon you can expect it to be shipped. Be assured, your catalog order is as important to Christlieb Products as it is to you.
Thank you so much for your continued support. -TonyC
Rico Cane comes to me directly from old French cane fields whose yields have not changed for 50 years. I clean off most of the dirt during the cut, split, gouge and profile stages. I buy it in bulk and throw away nearly half of what I finally select for processing. I am nearly out of the current supply and resupply takes months, but I am working on it. Bassoonists generally find Rico Cane softer than Donati or Argendonax. It was the first cane Don offered in the 1938 Catalog.
This French cane has been in the catalog for many years and it is a dominant favorite for most of our customers. It is harvested from the Carqueiranne area of France.We have a long association with the Donati family and the medium hardness of their cane has maintaned its high quality and reliability for many years.
Gonzalez Reeds has provided us with consistently resilient and responsive cane which has found a steady and appreciative customer base for many years. Argentine cane is usually lighter in color and comes with less watermarks than Rico or Donati. Its exteme brightness may be too much for some bassoonists to handle, but if this is what you want in your cane you will have it with Argendonax.
Love to have your feedback - TonyC
Partially Shaped and Profiled Cane:
After the gouge all B1 items are partially shaped wide at the butt ends to fit indivdual shaping tools. After sanding, one shoulder of the blank is slotted to accomodate the diamond cutter and to avoid splitting out as it passes over the end of the profile. The slotting step on B1 cane is one of the most difficult jobs in blank preparation because it involves filing a slot no wider than 3/32nds of an inch across an area twice as wide as normally shaped cane before the blank can be profiled. Additional hand filing (see photo of Partially Shaped Cane on the catalog cane page) must be extended on both sides of the shoulder to prevent massive tearing during the profiling step. This step takes several minutes longer by hand than B profiled blanks. If it is done right the profile passes over the slot without tearing and once the blank is shaped the slot does not interfere with the first wire once the reed is eventually formed.
Thickness measurements in the profiled blank tend to vary slightly from order to order because we are working with proto-type machinery that was originally designed to be set at one thickness and left alone for awhile. Different approaches to scraping the lay have dictated pretty radical differences in profile thickness.
Will trying six pieces of cane determine if you like the cane?
Of course, I hope so, but really, sometimes you can't be sure. That is why I never send you just six pieces of cane.-TonyC
RETURNING CUSTOMERS: PLEASE REFRESH YOUR BROWSERS BEFORE CHECKING OUT WHEN ORDERING FROM THE ONLINE CATALOG. Some item prices and descriptions have increased since your last order
Double reed players!! Please consider that when you enter a request for an online catalog order via PayPal it usually takes one day before PayPal informs me of the order. I will normally begin filling the order on the day I receive it. If you must have confirmation or you have questions please e-mail me at email@example.com. Unless otherwise indicated your order will be filled and shipped within 7 to 10 working days. All orders except international orders will be shipped with USPS Delivery Confirmation labels and tracking numbers. - Thank you so much, TonyC
INTERNATIONAL CATALOG ORDERS MAY REQUIRE MORE POSTAGE THAN CALCULATED BY PAYPAL. THIS IS THE RESULT OF WEIGHT RATES WHICH DIFFER FROM DOMESTIC POSTAGE RATES AND MUST BE CALCULATED BY TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE ORDER TO THE COUNTRY OF DESTINATION. At present we do not have a weight scale calculator for all items in the catalog so we cannot add this feature for International PayPal users at this time. If you do not wish to be asked to pay the additional postage after you make your PayPal order, please E-Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org before you order and I will determine the postage to your location and the total amount of the purchase.- Thank You So Much, TonyC
NEW CUSTOMERS! please e-mail me at email@example.com ahead of or with your online PayPal order. I can clear up any questions you might have on how long it will take to fill your order at that time. If you are a first-time cane orderer please note that ALL CHRISTLIEB CANE IS 122 MM LENGTH CANE. OUR TWO-WAY CUTTER IS DESIGNED TO CUT A FIXED 122 MM LENGTH AND CANN0T BE ADJUSTED TO ACCOMMODATE SHORTER LENGTHS.
Thank you so much,
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MORE CHRISTLIEB LINKS for October 2017
We celebrate the life of Dr.Ralph R. Gold who died April 2, 2015 in Rancho Mirage, CA. We are grateful his life's work in medicine continues with the publication of his handbook.
Click on logo to link www.weiss-christlieb.com featuring online fine art paintings by I.L. Weiss and A.C. Christlieb and the new Weiss-Christlieb Hollywood Photo Journal special event photography section which will feature news and entertainment industry images.
Click on The Weiss Christlieb Hollywood Photo Journal to access red carpet coverage of Hollywood premiers.
When you think of all that jazz, you need to fire up a CD from brother, Pete Christlieb. Pete's tenor sax solos are what the doctor ordered several times a week on Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Band and Pete's been administering audio CPR to all his fans ever since. Go to his website at (click on his photo) www.petechristlieb.com for his bio, photos, latest CD's, personal appearances and contact. His latest venture is The Pete Christlieb Eleven Piece Band comprised of the finest sidemen in Hollywood and a lady trombonist (Linda Small) who is co-leader of the band and Pete's new bride. Wherever you are or whatever your doing check with your Jazz doctor. A prescription for brother, Pete Christlieb, is guaranteed to get your heart started - TonyC
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