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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001294.txt from 1997/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: A Plastic Clarinet Question
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 22:38:50 -0400

At 09:43 AM 9/29/97 -0700, Lisa Clayton wrote:
>I have one of the clear B12's also. I use it in my Dixieland band--
>it's extremely eye-catching and I've had untold ex-high-school-band
>clarinetists come up and compliment me on it. I'm sure it'd never
>wash in a symphony setting; but for my uses it's an outstanding horn.
>BTW, I use a two-color Vandoren 5JB mpc with it, makes it even more
>otherworldly. And yes, the thing fogs up, and sometimes the
>condensation can get, ah, heavy. That disturbs our trumpet player, which is
>yet another good reason to use it. ;-)
A trumpet player, with the pool of "water key" emptyings at his feet, is
going to complain about YOUR dribbling!?!? I would think a crystal
mouthpiece would be the perfect compliment, but the swirly Vandoren should
work, too. In a relatively light-hearted situation like a Dixieland band,
the unique looks fit in.

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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