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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000369.txt from 2002/05

From: Gary Van Cott <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Metal clarinets (in G)...
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 23:50:57 -0400

OK folks. This was a joke. But frankly,what percent of metal clarinets
ever built have been quality instruments? I would be surprised if it was
higher than 1/10 of one percent. Believe me, the metal clarinet in G at
Lark in the Morning is not among them.


At 06:56 PM 5/14/02, you wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gary Van Cott" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 11:23 PM
>Subject: Re: [kl] Metal clarinets (in G)...
> > I think metal clarinet and quality are pretty much mutually exclusive
>Au contraire. There once were quality metal clarinets available.
>Unfortunately there were too many student grade ones and downright junk
>grade ones around so the bad reputation developed by these was applied
>across the board. I've got a couple of metal Noblets that are quite nice.
>They are far and away much nicer than an old wooden PanAmerican that I once
>Dee Hays

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