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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001206.txt from 1997/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: A Plastic Clarinet Question
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 22:46:03 -0400

At 12:11 PM 9/26/97 -0400, Matt Cullen wrote:
>Dear List,
> As you all know noone in there right mind would ever march a
>wooden clarinet on the field. I currently march a Vito ( which I don't
>really like.) . What kinds of plastic clarinets are out there that are
>quality ( Isn't that an oxymoron, Quality plastic clarinets!!) ... I
>really am very sick of playing on an instrument that doesn't sound good
>at all!
I was very happy with the brand new Bundy I had issued to me to march with
in 1971, replacing an older Vito. The Evettes (Buffet) are highly
regarded, and probably the best of the plastics, short of the Greenlines.
Yamahas are good, too, but their case is tiny. Note that the Bundy name is
being dropped in favor of Selmer USA. Just avoid off-brands and Chinese
junk. And use a good mouthpiece. Even my old metal clarinet sounds pretty
good with a B-45 stuck on it.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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