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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000346.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Manufacturing deficiencies (was something else)
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 14:00:05 -0400

On Mon, 8 Sep 1997, C Henderson wrote:

> When
> Hite can turn out good (sorry, *very* good) mouthpieces which retail at
> under A$40, why can't Buffet do that in the manufacturing process, even
> at student level?? After all, the argument is the same - shouldn't the instrument come out of the factory in reasonable playing order for the
> general mass of the experience level to which the clarinet model is
> targetted?
> Clare

It's the same issue that Bill is describing....they KNOW their instruments
are not to spec when they leave the plant.....and it takes time and more
money to make them adhere to specs.....(someone posted the fact that they
export and we import thousands per year).....I suppose the better
mouthpiece might cost us even more. Beyond that, has anyone considered
that Buffet does not know how to make a good mouthpiece? I
mean....they've never made a really great one...and the ones they supply
are made of very cheap plastic.

Roger Garrett

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