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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000209.txt from 2000/09

Subj: Re: [kl] Plastic vs. Wood
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 07:40:03 -0400

In a message dated 9/5/00 11:15:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< But that's
why Buffet has to market the Greenlines as if they are only SLIGHTLY
different from the regular ones. Clarinetists in general seem to be
somewhat resistant to change. Touting the Greenline as radically new and
different would have us running the other way with our hands over our ears!

And you know, I think I must be a lot like many other people at heart . . .
until last summer when I went to Chicago to buy a new (wood) Buffet. Out of
a couple of dozen clarinets, I found a Festival I couldn't live without.
Then, in just a moment of curiosity, I played through a few Greenline
Festivals. I ended up buying two clarinets that day--the wood one and the
Greenline, and I swear, the Greenline is every bit the instrument the other
is. And it's a real secure feeling to know I could keep the thing in the
freezer and still play a concert on it!
And by the way, my students all like the horn too--it is well in-tune, even
in sound--why mess with wood again? (except that I still have 2 wood
(not a paid commercial)
Chuck West

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