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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001536.txt from 1999/01

From: Kenneth Wolman <kwolman@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] Info on Bundy bass clarinets?
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 07:24:50 -0500

I'm afraid the question is THAT vague: "tell me everything you know
about these horns."

I alluded to this earlier in the week: Perry Ritter in New York has a
Bundy bass for sale, $600. I don't know the key and don't much care.
It looks like the current Selmer 1430P bass. Not exactly plastic: some
sort of compound. No mouthpiece. All he would swear to is that he's
check the instrument over and it's playable. The pads look acceptable,
the action feels nice, the key finish is good. He said the instrument
belonged to some Broadway show musician, and that these guys use Bundys
and other "student" horns for that kind of work, but save the good bass
clarinets--which I know are WAY more expensive--for studio jobs.

No, I don't have a serial number, but the instrument doesn't look old or
beaten half to hell. It's either relatively recent or it's been well
taken care of.

Opinions on Bundy bass horns, anyone? Is $600 a decent price or should
I save my money? I'm not a pro, I play for my own entertainment and
frustration.

Ken

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