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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000311.txt from 1997/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: "Blueprinting" Clarinets & Bill Hausmann's comments
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 17:39:52 -0400

At 10:19 PM 9/6/97 -0500, you wrote:

>Bill Hausmann maintains in an earlier posting that clarinets from the
>should be within in normal tolerances and require only minor
>adjustments. Sorry, Bill, but I don't think you have seen the steady
>stream of new instruments that I have and you are just flat out
>When I was selling clarinets, part of my price included
>a two hour work up that included replacing AT LEAST a half dozen
>pads. This was not some "trick" chicanery, but very necessary
>work just to make the instruments play within specifications.
I guess the people I am upset with are not the repairmen, but the
manufacturers who spit junk out the door. This may even be understandable
when we are talking about mass-produced student line instruments. I just
think that when I am shelling out thousands of dollars for a
professional-grade horn, the least they can provide me is an instrument
that performs AS DESIGNED. This may be the source of my naivete. I know
that, in fact, some adjustment is frequently required. It just galls me,
that's all.

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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