Klarinet Archive - Posting 000765.txt from 1998/04
From: Ken Wolman <kwolman@-----.net>
Subj: Re: Re: Mouthpiece Information
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 11:46:13 -0400
> I agree with Doug. If you use the store's services, you should purchase the
> item from the store. At the very least, you should purchase music or something
> else from the store that is equivalent in value to the mouthpiece that you
> intend to buy from a mail order company. Disclaimers: I am not a store owner.
> I buy a LOT of stuff from the Woodwind & Brasswind. But I buy as much as I can
> (and order most of my music) from my local music store because they are always
> there for me in a pinch...
I use WW&BW's catalogue as a benchmark for prices. Sam Ash, around the
corner from me, is roughly the same in all categories, though for items
like mouthpieces they are slightly more expensive (but that's BEFORE
you figure in shipping charges and having to WAIT). I don't mind buying
books from amazon.com, but given thet choice, I would much prefer to be
able to HANDLE a musical instrument or accessory and, given a reasonable
price, buy from that source.