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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000294.txt from 1997/09

From: "Luanne S. Jacobs" <>
Subj: Re: Selmer Repair (continued)
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 23:21:53 -0400

Bill Hausmann wrote:
> At 07:28 PM 9/6/97 -0500, Roger Garrett wrote:
> >
> >
> >On Sat, 6 Sep 1997, Bill Hausmann wrote:
> >
> >> I conceed that after shipping, due to bumping around, changes in
> >> temperature, humidity, etc., some adjustment may be desireable at
> >> purchase to restore peak performance.
> >
> >They were never at peak performance......
> I still say that if instruments are routinely leaving the factory requiring
> additional work to meet their own design specifications, we should actively
> seek a new supplier with higher quality standards. As to whether the extra
> service is worth the $325, that is for the individual to decide. I just
> abhor the very thought that it might be necessary to make a brand new horn
> play correctly. If it is, it is highway robbery -- not on the part of the
> repairman, but by the manufacturer who sold us a bill of goods in the first
> place.
> >

Yes it would be a problem if a brand new instrument played incorrectly
but everyone has a standard that they like to have their horn at. In my
case, I have it worked on because I prefer a much lighter key action
than what the factory has installed. So if people do have them worked
on, it could be for that reason.


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