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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000474.txt from 1999/01

From: "Kevin Fay (LCA)" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Leblanc Corp/T.Ridenour/Selmer Signature
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 19:55:27 -0500

Tom Ridenour wrote re Tom Ridenour:

<<<< In looking at the responses to my request I feel I have no other
alternative than to log on and respond, as it is not having the effect I
hoped for.>>>>

Uh, Tom--sorry, didn't mean my meandering to be a "response." More like
"gossip." I surely didn't mean to overstate any animosity between you &
Leblanc, if any--and was careful to note that I have no personal knowledge
of any of it. Just a supposition over a bad situation--unfortunately,
unless the horns can be accounted for, someone will be out some money &
that's sad.

To the extent I have been spreading foot-in-mouth disease, please accept my

Now on to the fun subject--the Selmer Signature. (Incidentally, when I said
you "endorsed" it, I wasn't suggesting that they paid you--only that you
liked it. I guess that with all the sports stuff going on, people assume
that all endorsements are paid; I don't, and didn't mean to imply it.) I
liked it too; my earlier posting on the subject was an impression pretty
much in line with yours. I think it's a great horn, but one has to get used
to the added resistance. Do you know what causes it?

Have you tried the Signature in A? My Bb Buffet is fine by me; I think that
I'll keep it forever. My A, OTOH, is very stuffy and not particularly in
tune. A succession of fine repair people have assured me that the
stuffiness is NOT the result of a leaky pad or something that can be fixed
w/o bore work, so I am thinking about replacement. (Besides, it's really
old). I don't know that a Signature A would be a happy companion to the
Buffet R-13 Bb that I will continue to use, though, so I'm leaning towards
another Buffet (a Festival, if I can get my bride to allow me to cough up
that much cash). Any ideas/comments, folks?


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