Klarinet Archive - Posting 001254.txt from 1997/09
From: Geoff Chadwick <geoff.chadwick@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: Re:Boosey and Hawkes
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 18:29:17 -0400
In message <342CCEB7.ABCDDD45@-----.net>
Peter Honor <paca@-----.net> writes:
> Can someone describe the advantages of the Symphony 1010 over the
> Imperial 926.
> I've owned a 926 for many years but have always felt that I'm missing
> something by not
> having the 1010.
I cannot answer you fully, as I have not tried the 926 for any length of time.
However, I bought a pair of 1010s some years ago, for all sorts of
playing (military, symphonic, clarinet choirs, wind ensembles, and
jazz), and I have never regretted it. The sound is bigger than the
other B&H models I owned (plastic & wooden student models), and it
took some time to get used to playing. Needed a bit more puff!
However, the tone I get can be really smooth and the control that is
available is far greater than I have found on other instruments.
That is probably because I have got used to it, but I am certainly a
big fan of this model. The only instrument that seems like it in
today's market is the Howarth. Used with the 1010 mouthpiece (2) and
vandoren 2.5. I have never wanted to replace them. I still consider
them the high point of B&H's manufacturing period.
Find one and give it a try! It will be worth it for the experience.
de profundis )