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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000336.txt from 2001/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] buffet clarinets
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 18:25:51 -0400

At 12:31 PM 5/11/2001 -0400, Will Cicola wrote:
>I had a Signature for two months (before it cracked in about 8 places). The
>key was constantly getting in my way and it got to the point where I simply
>relearned my cross-fingerings the opposite way because I could never hit the
>left hand F#/C# in the right place. It never even occurured to me to remove
>the key, foolish one that I was. Thank goodness I got to send it back for a
>refund (it wasn't a great horn anyway). I have a friend, though, who has a
>Signature, and the key doesn't seem to get in the way nearly as much on hers
>as it did on mine. The horn itself plays much more nicely too; whether
>Selmer got their act together or I just improved as a player, I don't know,
>but the keywork sure felt better.

Apparently your particular Selmer realized that it was inferior and
committed suicide.

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

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