Klarinet Archive - Posting 000283.txt from 1997/12
From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: Is it worth the extra $?
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 13:14:52 -0500
> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.47
> Subj: Is it worth the extra $?
> Here's a question for this group, I'm sure many will have opinions. I'm
> considering replacing my 30+ year old R13's. There's been quite a few
> postings over the past month or two on Greenlines, Prestige, Prestige RC,
> Leblanc Opus and Concerto. Clearly the top professional models ( Prestige,
> Prestige RC and Leblanc Opus) run $1000 to $1500 more than the R13 line and
> the Leblanc Concerto. Are the differences worth that additional expense?
> Seems hard to justify. I can read that the differences are the silver plated
> keys...........looks nicer, but does that make any difference otherwise. I
> know these models have the auxillary Eb lever, but would that really be
> used? Is the "Premium Grenadilla" wood really different, and worth the added
> expense? I'm certainly not a professional player, but a serious amateur.
> What do others think........is the added expense worth it?
> David Frank, Seattle
David, why do you want to replace your R13s? Are they poor clarinets?
Are you tired of them? Do you replace cars every several years for
some reason of a need to stay fashionably current?
I'm not being fascetious. What is wrong with the clarinets you have
now and what is your motivation for replacing them?
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California