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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000424.txt from 1999/06

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

> Didn't notice you were from the Netherlands.......but I have heard this
> before about popularity of the R-13 there.

I don't know the reason for this. Buffet says on its web-site that in Europe
the sound of the RC is preffered. I am not sure that this is the reason.
However, it seems that the sound of the E-13 is comparable to the R-13. I
highly prefer the RC (at leas the particular one that I know) above the

> > The dealer gives two years warranty on the instrument, including a
> > service. These are included in the price of the instrument.
> What more could you ask? But - is it waranteed against cracking via
> either the dealer or Yamaha? If so, sounds like you have found a clarinet.

I don't know if warranty against cracking is included. I only had a first
try of the instrument, and I should consider it more seriously.

However, it is not that simple. About one hour ago someone attended me to a
Yamaha CS + left Eb from 1998 which should cost $1300. I think I should look
at that instrument too.

> > 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.
> Why is this? You can purchase insured and with guaranteed results. Is
> there a problem with ordering via mail-order from the USA to the
> Netherlands? Some kind of difficulty with customs?

Maybe it is the fact that I am not used to this system. I don't know if
mail-order shops ships abroad and how much registrations at the customs

> Good luck!


Johan Thole.

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