Klarinet Archive - Posting 000464.txt from 1997/09
From: agrenci@-----.net (Andrew Grenci)
Subj: "Bad" and "Phat"
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 17:53:08 -0400
This is similar to one of my new favorites "phat" prononced like "fat" but,
defined roughly like the "bad" below. Of course, with both of these terms
inflection is everything. Perhaps poor English, but colorful.
>Just a quick note to concur with Roger Garrett's reference to "baddest"
>as slang for the best. Often used in California, and very poor English!
>David S. Naden
>Roger Garrett wrote:
>> I believe the quote below was in reference to a discussion of new
>> instrument service, etc., and someone used the term "baddest" as slang
>> best clarinet one can own.
>> Roger Garrett
>> On Tue, 9 Sep 1997 vanbuul@-----.com wrote:
>> > On Tue, 9 Sep 1997 Al Chiavarini wrote (a.o.):
>> > > If you want the "baddest", clarinet you have to own a hand made
>> > > such as the Wurlitizer (he is now dead) and pay around five grand
>> for it.
>> > > These clarinets were owned by the likes of Sabine Meyers and Karl
>> > > Liester.
>> > >
>> > I don't know in what sense you mean 'baddest'. The Wurlitzer (note
>> > spelling) brand is seen by many professionals as the very BEST
>> > available. The brand is still in business and clarinets can be
>> ordered (only
>> > direct sell from the factory in Germany).
>> > Sabine Meyer and Karl Leister (note also these spellings) do still
>> play on them.
>> > I think Dieter Klocker does, too. I know the clarinet section of the
>> > Concertgebouw Orchestra does. In fact playing a Wurlitzer is
>> (almost) an
>> > prerequisite for a job in the top orchestras in Germany and Holland.
>> > If you mean 'bad customer service' then you are right. Reclamations
>> > payment are not covered ('Our clarinets don't crack') and you can
>> not choose
>> > from several instruments: they make them on demand and only one is
>> intended for you
>> > ('Take it or leave it'). They send them to you by means of a postal
>> > Luuk van Buul
>> > 1st Clarinet Philips' Symphonic Band
>> > Ps. I play on a Leblanc Opus, myself. Our band has bought some
>> > several years ago.
>> > --
>> > L.J.M. van Buul
>> > Philips Research Waalre Philips
>> > Prof.Holstlaan 4
>> > 5656 AA Eindhoven Tel.
>> +31 40 2744649
>> > The Netherlands Fax.
>> +31 40 2744335
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