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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000846.txt from 1997/09

From: Jim Lytthans <>
Subj: Greenline
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 19:51:52 -0400

Ben Chiu mused:
> 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......


Good choice. The R13s are the recognized standard amoung the large
majority of pro players (Selmer, Yamaha, Leblanc players are throwing
rocks at me now!). The Greenline is a great horn, but..well....
"impeccable reputation" are rather strong words. Buffet makes good
horns, but some bad ones slip through the cracks. As far as your
E11......keep it, have it re-padded, and use it for marching band,
please! (No, let's not start that thread again, guys). Really, any good
pro horn, with a good mouthpiece, will serve you for a long time.
Buffet just seems to be the clarinet (1) most players use, and (2) it's
available all over!

Jim Lytthans "Primo Arundo Donax!"
Principal Clarinet
La Mirada (CA) Symphony Orchestra
Claremont Symphonic Winds
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