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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000823.txt from 1997/09

From: "Lou Polcari" <>
Subj: Re: New clarinet: Greenline?
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 04:32:04 -0400

Hi Ben

I have to agree with you on the sound of the green line R13 clarinet. My
only question is one of weight. I seems quite a bit heavier to me then a
regular R13. I have tried to get an answer on this from Buffet but to date
I have only my own experience to go on. So, if it is indeed heavier, I
would consider a neck strap to offset the extra grams, which may be as much
as 10 grams more then your clarinet.

Lou Polcari

> Hi, I'm currently a senior in high school. My E11 of seven years
> finally gave up (the padset) and I feel that I am ready for a pro-level
> instrument. I've been leaning towards a Buffet Greenline R13 for it's
> R13-tone and composite resilence (the winters here in the SF bay area
> see some cold mornings when I have to play in band in the morning). The
> other clarinetists have R13s but I've been principal for my entire
> career. Everyone knows the R13's impeccable reputation and from what
> I've heard the greenline is of no less acoustical quality.
> Agree/Disagree? feedback would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> -Ben

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