Klarinet Archive - Posting 000337.txt from 1997/12
From: Geoff Chadwick <geoff.chadwick@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: B&H Imperial substitute
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:08:37 -0500
The message <9712041511.AB10856@-----.us>
from "Randall, Stephen/LON" <srandall@-----.com> contains these words:
> I am considering replacing my aged B&H Emperors - see my earlier posting
> "Not clack clack but wobble wobble".
> When I was a lad I managed to borrow a pair of B&H Imperials for a
> while. I was very sad to hand them back. I am seriously out of touch
> with the instruments that are available now. I do know that the
> unfortunately the Imperial is long gone. What is available now that
> might have a similar quality of sound and build.
I can't advise on any instruments that are available now, but what a
pity to replace your Emperors. You may yet find good Imperials -
refurbished and playing well. There will never be a substitute for
them, but no doubt many people will give you a list on instruments to
try! I own a set of B&H 1010s, and would not replace them even if
given the 'modern equivalent' for free.
Heck, what am I saying, if anyone out there offers me free
replacements, I would accept, of course;
- but I wouldn't get rid of the 1010s. :-)