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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001205.txt from 1997/09

From: Lisa Clayton <>
Subj: Re: A Plastic Clarinet Question
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 22:46:02 -0400

>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.

One good reason: clarinets don't bounce. Playing outdoors while sitting
is one thing, marching with them is another. And breaking the lower
tenon of an Artley (the ultimate fate of mine, btw) is much less
heartrending than doing it to your R13.

Frankly, make me a decent METAL clarinet for marching and I will be your
loyal customer forever.

------ Lisa K. Canjura-Clayton <*>
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