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This is the NEW ClarinetPages makeover site. I hope you won't need the vintage site anymore, but if you do, the Vintage ClarinetPages site is linked here.

Please note: If you find a broken link please leave a message using the Question box below. If links fail, the search box at the right in the top bar of the site is your friend.

This site features:

  • Clarinet model reviews in the left column are organized by the material they are made of: WOOD, COMPOSITE, and METAL. ‘Vintage’ and ‘Older’ categories refer to clarinets manufactured before 1980. You'll need to use the site menu to see the sub-pages.

  • See the INFO section for recommendations about clarinet STUFF (including mouthpieces, reeds, ligatures, barrels, oiling keys/wood,) and many other topics.

  • If you are actively interested in clarinets, consider joining the clarinetpages.info forum! You can register directly at the forum!

My favorite way for you to contact me is by registering at the clarinetpages.info forum.

But for a really quick question, you can use the form here.

The ORIGINAL site was started 15 February 2008 at clarinetpages.wetpaint.com (now clarinetpages.wikifoundry.com). That site is now closed. Clarinetpages.net was started on 13 Jan 2010.

Who started this site and the forum?

nom de clarinet: Phil Pedler. See: Who's Phil?— really.

This site includes a lot of my opinions. Not all teachers will agree with me! I am trying to give good, safe advice. If you want to set me straight on something, please JOIN the ClarinetPages.info forum.

Thanks for visiting!


Phil invites you to dailybiblereading.info.

Read through and listen to the whole Bible in one year! Every day I broadcast a simple, no-frills, easy-to-understand, 20-minute recording of me (Phil) reading two Old Testament passages and one New Testament passage. I give brief introductions connecting each reading to what has been heard before, but I do not preach. You can read along while you listen by using the Digging Deeper Daily plan within the Youversion/Bible.com.


The Sun Street Stompers are pictured above in front of the pub where they play on Sundays. Barrie is holding his Selmer clarinet.

Footnote: This info from Bob Sparkman about one of the pictures in the slideshow above:

Just wanted to comment on the Woody Allen photo: That's John Bucher on trumpet, Barbara Driewitz on tuba, and Carmen Mastren on banjo! I used to sub for Woody when he was out of town. Must be Michael's Pub. Just discovered your great web site. Thanks very much and best regards.

Barrie Marshall whose picture is in the slideshow sent me this link of his band playing. Barrie and his groups are located in Lancaster, in the county of Lancashire, North West England


5 cents per copy!

This poem is from the December 2, 1939 Collier's Magazine.

1964 advertisement