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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000644.txt from 1998/04

From: ROBERT HOWE <arehow@-----.net>
Subj: Re: And apropos of old instruments....
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 05:07:09 -0400

It is a poor practice to add keys to antique or historical instruments,
which this one certainly is. Leave it alone, play it as it is, let it
be what it is. If you want the adjusting screw, buy a newer clarinet.

Robert Howe

Roger Garrett wrote:
>
> I believe that Bill's description is accurate....however, a good
> technician can add this feature for very little money.
>
> Roger Garrett
> IWU
>
> On Mon, 13 Apr 1998, Bill Hausmann wrote:
>
> > At 09:46 AM 4/13/98 -0500, you wrote:
> > >Ok, I have received the Buffet clainet with serial number 555. The
> > >wood is in good condition - no discernible cracks or evidence of
> > >crack repair.
> >
> > According to the serial number list on Sneezy, this instrument (#555 with
> > no letter) dates from 1928! It probably predates the now-standard screw
> > adjustment on the Ab key. You just had to be precise with the cork and pads.
> >
> >
> >
> > Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
> > 451 Old Orchard Drive http://www.concentric.net/~bhausman
> > Essexville, MI 48732 http://members.wbs.net/homepages/z/o/o/zoot14.html
> > ICQ UIN 4862265
> >
> > If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.
> >

   
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