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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000487.txt from 2000/09

From: Tom Wood <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Differences in clarinets
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 08:03:55 -0400

Bill Hausmann wrote:
> to get familiar with it (not bad at all, I thought), I noticed that it felt
> quite heavy. I put it on my kitchen scale, along with my others, to see if
> the feeling was valid. The results were (all measurements taken without
> mouthpiece):
> Bundy 1400 and Vito 7212 (plastic): 22 ounces
> Series 10 and Rene Dumont (wood): 24 ounces
> Yamaha YCL-34 (wood): 25 1/2 ounces!
> I recall some mention of Greenline clarinets being exceptionally heavy.
> Does anyone know how they compare to these?

My old Selmer Soloist weighed in at 25.5 ounces.........

Tom W

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