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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000596.txt from 1998/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: The Infinite vs. Buffet R-13 & E-12
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 05:02:06 -0400

At 06:36 PM 4/12/98 -0700, Jason Hsien wrote:
>I was curious how the Leblanc Infinite compares to some of the lower R-13s
>and the E-11. I understand that the Infinite is an Upper Intermediate and
>the R-13 is a professional, but I am still curious. For some reason, the
>Infinite looks like it would play better than an R-13 for some reason. I've
>never tried either one, but it's just this feeling...
It must be a WAY upper intermediate. It only lists at $80 less than an
R-13! That puts it in the same category as far as I can see. These days,
what with the RC models, Vintage models, etc., the plain R-13 has now
become an entry-level professional model, about the same as the Infinite in
the Leblanc line.

>Also, on a side note... just a couple days ago, I was at Radio City Music
>Hall and saw "the" clarinet... Benny's clarinet. It was just a very weird
>feeling looking at that clarinet, knowing that "the" great jazz clarinetist
>of all time (of course, IMO. you might not think so) played it.
Which brand was he playing at that time? And what time exactly was it? I
know he switched occasionally.

Bill Hausmann
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