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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000422.txt from 1999/06

From: "J. Thole" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Yamaha YCL-SE Bb clarinet
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 20:53:09 -0400

> Having tried the Yamaha SE at the OK Symposium, I felt it was a good
> clarinet. However, you should test the R-13 and the R-13 Greenline
> Buffets as well when comparing brands.


In the Netherlands, the R-13 is not a very popular instrument. Most people
prefer the RC. At the moment I am using the RC of my teacher. It is a very
fine clarinet, but he is not willing to sell it :-(

> $1375 without a warranty and for a two year old instrument is not bad -
> but not great - especially for an instrument you want to have for the rest
> of your life. I would continue to look around.

The dealer gives two years warranty on the instrument, including a yearly
service. These are included in the price of the instrument.

I will definitely look at other instruments too. Unfortunately most shops in
the Netherlands only have used student clarinets. Finding a good RC is very
hard. Ordering a clarinet by mail-order from e.g. the UK or USA is not an
option for me. I think there is too much risk involved.

Thank you for your help. It is really helpful to hear the opinion of other

Johan Thole

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