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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000436.txt from 1999/06

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: [kl] used instrument
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 20:53:23 -0400

At 02:06 AM 6/15/99 +0700, you wrote:
>dear list
>last week someone offered me his bass-clarinet (used instrument)
>it's Selmer, with a bad maintenance, lots of pad leaks,
>and almost all corks need to be replaced.
>There's absolutely no sound from the lower body.
>This man wants to sell this instrument for 15 Million Rupiah ( about
>US$2000 )
>Is the price fair enough?

Nope. It will cost $1000 to get in in playing shape - and then you can
determine if it is any good for you.

Offer him $700-900 and if he doesn't take it, look elsewhere.

Just my opinion of course.

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Concert Band/Symphonic Winds/Titan Band
Advisor, Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University
Office: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3411

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