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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000198.txt from 1997/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Lisner (sp.?) clarinet
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 00:14:55 -0400

At 07:46 PM 9/4/97 PDT, Clare wrote:
>Hi folks
>I've had offered to me, at a really good price, a Lisner (at
>least I think that's the way it's spelt!) clarinet. Since it's
>such a good price, I'm reluctant to say no, but I thought
>I'd find out more about them first. Are they really cheap
>(in the sense of poor quality) instruments? I hasten to add
>that I'd be hiring it out, rather than playing it myself. I'm
>more than happy with my own instrument. Please could
>people reply soon, since there's a time limit on me being
>able to take it.
I'd be careful. There is some really junky Chinese stuff out there. Ive
seen some with keys made of cast aluminum! The keys bend with the
slightest pressure. It is impossible to keep them regulated. The ones I
have seen go under Chinese-sounding names, or sometimes "Heimer." Good luck!

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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