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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000770.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: An Experience Worth Sharing
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:43:18 -0500

On Thu, 12 Mar 1998 wrote:
> Justin Wood wrote (in part)
> How does one go about meeting this Mr. Kloc? He sounds like the god of
> instrument repair. . . .
> *****
> Remember that M. Kloc's primary job is making sure that new Buffet
> professional instruments are in good shape when they leave the warehouse.
> That is great. If he has time to do a little more once in a while, that is
> fine, too.
> However, there are many fine clarinet repair people out there (some on this
> list) who can work on your instrument. This is their primary occupation and
> they are less likely to be distracted or interrupted by other
> responsibilities.

Gary makes a very good original post was to let the list
know that new instrument service, which before was an extra cost to insure
a clarinet that played correctly, is now part of the service offered by
the purchase of a new Buffet Clarinet. My intent was NOT to recommend Mr.
Kloc as the repairman to go to whenever a problem occurs. Cracking,
instrument wear and tear, repadding......all things that are part of
owning a clarinet......should go to people who are set up to do this kind
of work. Thanks Gary for posting what I should have mentioned in the
initial post.

Roger Garrett

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