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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000825.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: New clarinet: Greenline?
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 09:07:04 -0400

I am recommending only Greenline R-13's to my college students now.
Nearly every R-13 that has been purchased in my area in the past four
years has cracked within the first year...including two of my R-13's and
one R-13 Prestige. I personally prefer the Prestige (gee...that LH Eb key
is cool!....not to mention silver...and a little badge on the top of the
upper joint....but hey, no one's perfect). Most students at my school are
buying the Greenline, and I have yet to find one of those that they have
selected that is not a beautiful instrument. I believe the tone and pitch
is as good or better than its wood counterpoint...perhaps because there is
not so much movement of wood during climate changes. Haven't ever seen
one crack!

At any rate.....I personally think the Greenline is your best choice!

Roger Garrett
Illinois Wesleyan University

On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, Ben Chui wrote:

> 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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