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matija
 #1 
From the photos I see that Ian Wheeler and Monty Sunshine too both have a white plastic mouth piece for their clarinets. I was looking for something like that without success.Could somebody help me?
Regards
Matija
Peter
 #2 
The mouthpiece you refer to is a Roc (sic) britone and was very popular with traditional clarinetists as from the 50's. If my memory serves me correctly, Acker Bilk used one too.

The best sellers were very open models requiring soft reeds.

I presume the firm has now gone out of business as I have been unable to find anything on the web.

E-Bay may be able to help. I'm sure there must be a lot lying idle in drawers and attics. Best of luck. Peter.

PS. I have often suspected that the success of these mouthpieces was partly due to the fact that their white colour contrasted with the dark ebony of the instrument, making for pleasant viewing.
matija
 #3 
Thank you , Peter.
Since my message I have intensively searched the web and I found some manufacturers of the mouthpieces made of white plastics: there is Beechler with the Tonalex mouthpiece and Brilhart with the Tonalin, both from USA.
regards
Matija
ron flack
 #4 
hello there, i have a ROC 1* clarinet mouthpiece available, if you are looking for volume it could be opened out to a wider lay by a mouthpiece technician. I have had some 3* opened out to 5* to suit me.
I buy the ROCs whenever I see them on ebay but I now have 4 which is adequate for my needs
Cheers
Ron
ron flack
 #5 
:Chris Barber had a music book published in the UK (late 50,s early 60,s) which contained Merrydown Rag. New Blues and Bobby Shaftoe among others. Has anybody out there know of a copy that I can purchase ?
Ron
Matija Gregorka
 #6 
I am interested in a ROC mouthpiece but first I must get a new instrument that is nearly a month on its way from the UK, though I do not know exactly who could trim the mouthpiece to my needs.
Some music sheets were published in 1953 by Essex Publishing Ltd, Denmark Street, London. I have a copy of Bobby Shaftoe and two others. I think I will transcript Bobby Shaftoe (From the Barber's Folk Style) very soon. If you are interested in transcriptions of the CB recordings as played on CDs or LPs I can send them to you. As I explained to my friends I do it for free because it is my believe that this music must live on.
Matija
ron
 #7 
thanks for the reply, I would be interested in transcriptions, I am chasing "New Blues" to use with my band.
I will have a further look at my ROC collection and see if I can spare one of a 3* or 4* and let you know.
Whereabouts in the world are you that you wait for a clarinet from the UK ?
matija gregorka
 #8 
In the meantime I received my instrument (after a month). I live in Slovenia which is within the EU but the reason for the delay was national transport collapse in England due to bad weather in December when things did not work as they should.
As it concerns the "New Blues" I am not sure I know it but I have things transcripted like Yellow Dog Blues, Saratoga Swing, Creole Love Call that are all in slow or medium tempo and the Wild Cat Blues and St Philip Street Breakdown that are in medium or fast tempo. My sheets are hand written but easy to read.
Regards
Matija
ron
 #9 
Hello Matija, thanks for your response, I hope you are happy with the new clarinet. I would be interested in a copy of your Saratoga Swing,Wild Cat Blues and Yellow dog. I play StPhillip Street regularly. When I have transcribed New Blues (record arriving here soon by post) I will let you know incase you would like a copy.Let me know re cost of shipping transcripts.
ron
matija gregorka
 #10 
Hello Ron,
as I have discussed these things already with Andreas Wandfluh I am doing transcribing for me and my band and because it is my firm believe that this music must live on I am glad if I can send the scores to anyone that asks for it. Just let me send your adress and you'll get the copies.
The instrument is fine. Slightly more dark sound then Buffet e13, but it depence as well on the mouthpiece i am using.
Matija
ron
 #11 
Matija. my address is as follows.
Ron Flack
1 Alders Court
Happy Valley
Adelaide
South Australia 5159

Thanks in advance
ron
matija gregorka
 #12 
Ron, have you received the sheets? Contact me for a list of sheets.
Matija
ron flack
 #13 
Hi Matija, yes I received the sheets thank you. I placed a reply but does not seem to have reached you. I chased a ROC 6* on ebay for you but missed out on the purchase.
I am well in to NEW BLUES transcription and will forward it to you on completion.
Keep blowing
ron
Barrie
 #14 
I was fortunate to get a ROC**** mouthpiece, I got it off eBay, I was looking for Albert System clarinets and saw one with a white mouthpiece, i zoomed and and could just see stars on it, I took the risk and finished up with the mouthpiece I had been searching for for a long time, on my E.J.Albert Albert System clarinet it sounds awesome, I can frighten the natives with it and the lower register could start an earthquake, I now have an E.J. Albert simple system clarinet and a ROC mouthpiece, I believe that was Monty's set up, I would love to know what reeds he used.

Buddy De-Franco likes ROC mouthpieces.

Barrie
Barrie
 #15 
The ROC mouthpiece is 5*****

Barrie
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