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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000260.txt from 2001/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Which clarinet to purchase for schools
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 06:00:55 -0400

At 11:04 PM 5/9/2001 -0600, Richard Bush wrote:
>I can only state that I've heard some good things about one of the new
>Selmer student model clarinets, the CL300. Their latest improvement has been
>to get rid of the Bundy style keys, not that they ever had any style. The
>new keywork has a much better feeling French style set of keys. Again, only
>what I've heard from someone who was impressed by them, the tuning is
>supposed to be quite good. I think they are a fairly small bored horn with
>undercut tone holes.

All of the CL300's that I have ever seen/sold have the same keywork Bundys
have always had. I am not a major fan of that key design, but it does not
bother me so much that I can't switch effortlessly to my old big-bore Bundy
for jazz playing. I would welcome a redesign, though.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

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