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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000482.txt from 1999/01

From: "Mark Charette" <charette@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] Leblanc Corp/T.Ridenour/Selmer Signature
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 21:15:12 -0500

From: TOM RIDENOUR <klarinet@-----.net>
>Just as addendum to my previous note, Kevin. The Buffet Festival and
RC
>also have the higher register tube placement which results in improved
left
>hand 12ths; that's great, but it doesn't match up so great with the
R-13.
>In my opinion, the Festival is the best clarinet Buffet makes, IF IF
IF!,
>you want to retain something of the R-13 sound and take advantage of
the
>improved 12ths the higher register tube placement provides.

Hi Tom!

My son's A Festival was overly stuffy. Francois Kloc replaced the
register tube with a slightly different one (either the French one for
the American one or vice versa - I don't remember which) and it really
made a remarkable change for the better in the clarinet.

Cheers,
Mark Charette@-----.org

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