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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001768.txt from 1998/04

From: Mark Charette <>
Subj: Re: [kl] And now Selmer: (was Re: Leblanc or Buffet)
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 15:25:34 -0400

Re: Yamaha clarinets:

Sherry Katz wrote:
> Do I
> think a professional could play this clarinet? No question in my mind. I'm
> sure a pro would make it sound even a lot better than I can. Would they
> sound different or better or worse than on a Buffet R-13. That's highly
> subjective. Even my dogs can tell the difference between the Yamaha and the
> Bundy though. If I play the Bundy they bark at me or leave the room. If I
> play the Yamaha they'll happily sit right next to me.

Kadzuo Fujii plays the Yamaha YCL-SX and it sure sounds fine
when he plays it! (He does have a vested interest in it,
especially since he designed the SX :) He plays the SX on
his recording of the Rose' etudes.
Mark Charette, Webmaster -
"There is only physics involved in playing a clarinet poorly.
There is no physics involved in playing a clarinet well.
That is performed by magic." - Fizzisist, on the Clarinet BB

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