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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000762.txt from 1997/09

From: James McGlinchey <>
Subj: Replacement rings for an old Buffet
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 03:02:22 -0400

A friend of mine has an o-o-o-o-o-ld Buffet. He bought it in 1934, =
thinks it's an R13 or an ancestor. It has serial number 1305 (yep!).

He's been playing it ever since, and now the metal rings are worn =
paper-thin, to the point that all adjustment play is gone in the ring =
mechanism. He can't cover the holes and depress the rings far enough to =
close the
Related pads.The instrument body is still in very good condition, and =
has wonderful tone.

What are his options here?=20
Are replacement ring assemblies available from Buffet? For an instrument =
this old?
Can the existing rings be built up with metal?
Can a contemporary ring set be modified to fit?

Thanks in advance for any help.

-- glinch


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