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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000175.txt from 1996/04

From: Brad Behn <BradBehn@-----.COM>
Subj: Buffet RC and Tuning?
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1996 12:49:30 -0400

I have noticed that recently the subject of the RC clarinet has come up.
Last year for the first time I tried a few RC clarinets in both the keys of
A and Bb. I like the sound of the R-13 clarinet in both keys more than the
RC. However, I did enjoy the "Feel" of the RC in many ways.

For me however, my topic of concern is tuning. The RC A Clarinets I tried
intrigued me a great deal. I noticed that the upper clarion notes were
beautifully low as compared with the R-13 A clarinet. I have heard of
clarinetists mix-matching their sets of clarinets. I understand that Larry
Combs did use an R-13 Bb clarinet and an RC A clarinet for a while.

I am wondering if there are any people out there that are playing on the R-13
Bb and RC A clarinets and would like to share your thoughts.



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