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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000619.txt from 1995/03

From: David Gilman <dagilman@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Buffet vs. Yamaha
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 18:28:47 -0500

>Hello!! It's been my experience that both brands have good horns available
>SOMEWHERE! I play on a Yamaha...because this horn played the best out of all
>of the ones I sampled before the purchase. My instructor prefers
>Buffets...and is always trying to help me locate a Buffet that plays better
>than my Yamaha. I would recommend simply playing on several horns
>YOURSELF......each horn will operate differently for individual people. Thing
>s to consider are: mouthpiece used, reed brand and strength, oral cavity,
>lung capacity, etc. Many things will affect how well a horn will play.
>I have also noticed that (generally speaking) Yamahas are found predominately
>down south and Buffets are more abundant up north. Yes, this is a
>generalization....but, it's what I've noticed.
Good job! I totally agree that we have to find our own best
instruments. I love my Selmer Recitals, but I don't know that they would be
the best clarinets for any player. The Yamaha 72 models are quite
impressive, however. I have enough complaints about Buffet to go on for
hours, but I digress.
So you find a lot of Yamahas in the South? I never knew that. I
see Buffets everywhere and a lot of Leblancs in the midwest and southwest.
I see a lot of older players all over with Selmers, but not many younger
ones. But that's just my experience. Have you seen the same trends?

David Gilman

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