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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000485.txt from 2000/09

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] Hypothetical question
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 04:02:47 -0400

Well, thinking about my old Buffet B flat, I certainly hope so. Some old
instruments are of actual or potential historical interest, clearly -- the
(or a) problem is finding out or guessing correctly whether one's own
example is likely to come into either category.
Roger S.

On Thu, 14 Sep 2000 rgarrett@-----.edu wrote:

> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 11:10:03 -0500
> From: rgarrett@-----.edu
> Reply-To: klarinet@-----.org
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] Hypothetical question
>
> >JMarioneau@-----.com wrote:
> >> I agree with other responses in that a great repair tech can make
> that old
> >> horn play as good as it ever did and probably better, but the effoer and
> >> expense would prpbably not be woth it. A good tech can rework tone holes,
> >> put in the best pads and springs, improve the key action, someone like
> >> Naylor can reoil and revitalize the bore, but you would still have an old
> >> horn. They can't transform an old instrument into a new one.
>
> As the owner of a 1941 Chevy, I really think that the old car can be
> transformed back into a new car - in fact, much better than new! That
> having been said, isn't that also possible with an old clarinet?
>
> Sincerely,
> Roger Garrett
>
>
> Roger Garrett
> Professor of Clarinet
> Director, Symphonic Winds
> Head, Recording Studio
> Illinois Wesleyan University
> School of Music
> Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
> (309) 556-3268
>
> "A man never discloses his own character so cldarly as wehn he describes
> another's."
> Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)
>
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