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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001201.txt from 1997/09

From: ROBERT HOWE <arehow@-----.net>
Subj: Re: A Plastic Clarinet Question
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 20:50:36 -0400

Matt A Cullen wrote:
>
> Dear List,
> As you all know no one in there right mind would ever march a
> wooden clarinet on the field.

Why not? Not all wood is expensive, and not all marching leads to
crax. I have used my finest clarinets (Selmer 9 Eb, 10 Bb and Buffet
R13 Bb and Prestige bass, LeBlanc model 990 bass) for outdoor work
consistently for over 20 years, I only pull out the plastic crap
instruments in the cold or rain.

The key, I think, is to keep them warm while waiting on the bandstand.

No crax yet!!

Robert Howe

   
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