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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001594.txt from 1998/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: [kl] Re: [klarinet] Re: All Metal Clarinets
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:43:22 -0400

At 08:46 AM 4/27/98 -0500, Jack Kissinger wrote:
>Without checking, I suspect Cindy found the Noblet on the eBay auction
> http//
>then search on clarinet.
>I know she sells instruments she has reconditioned there and there was a
>metal Noblet for sale last week. There always seem to be several metal
>clarinets for sale there and they usually go for under $100. There was
>even an old 5-piece Buffet metal clarinet awhile ago (sold for a little
>over $300 as I recall). There are also quite a few plastic instruments
>available most of the time -- usually Bundy or Vito but occasionally a
>plastic Evette. (In fact, if you read this message soon, there is a
>plastic Evette on the auction now with a high bid of $61 but only about
>two hous to go as I write this. Bids haven't reached the seller's
>minimum acceptable ("reserve") price yet, though.) My only caveat would
>be that you assume the worst about condition (regardless of the posted
>description) and bid conservatively. Also check the seller's feedback
>regardless of score. If there are a some negatives, read the reasons.
>Some sellers are clueless when it comes to clarinets and some are, shall
>we say, less than totally honest.
I just bought an Armstrong flute through eBay. The pictures posted showed
the dents in the head joint, which actually looked worse in the pictures
than in real life. Overall, it was accurately described, the experience
was positive, and I will be playing the instrument for my pit gig.

By the way, there is a King alto sax on there now with INCREDIBLE engraving!

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

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