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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000632.txt from 2002/05

From: CBA <clarinet10001@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Intermediate horns...step up instruments.
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 04:49:21 -0400

Jeremy,

Have you tried the classifieds on the Clarinet Pages?
This is the main site for none other than this list!
Here is the link for the classifieds...

http://www.woodwind.org/Classifieds/

Look under Soprano Clarinets. There is a few Leblancs,
Selmers, and Buffets (even R13s) within a few hundred
dollars of your limit. May be worth a try.

The Master Model you are looking at...does it need
work? If you are going to invest $200 or $300 in
repairing it after the $500 in price, you might as
well pay $700-800 and get a better instrument, if that
better instrument is in good condition, and doesn't
need work.

Kelly Abraham
Woodwinds _ New York City
--- Jeremy Yager <bomber@-----.com> wrote:
>
> I actually have an mid 1960's wooden Selmer Signet
> Special student horn
> that is a decent horn but not great--it is starting
> to show its age
> mechanically, and is in need of a pad overhaul as
> well. I am looking to
> buy this Master Model (or something else) used.
> Most repair folks I've
> talked to have said that I should look into a nice
> used intermediate/pro
> model and retire the Selmer rather than repad it.
>
> I am not limited to Buffet (was dreaming one day and
> played a local
> shop's Leblanc Opus...wow!) and I am actually
> looking used rather than
> new. Maybe one day when I get a proper engineering
> gig I can buy a
> Concerto or an Elite right off the line, but you
> must fight with what
> you have. *grin*
>
> I'm probably looking to spend $600 max for a solid
> used horn. A local
> shop is selling this Master Model on consignment for
> $500. I played it
> and it seems to be in good working order. Before I
> purchase anything
> used I will consult my old clarinet teacher and ask
> them to play it as
> well.
>
> Do my dollar figures seem to be in line with what I
> can get/should
> expect to pay for a used intermediate/entry pro?
>
> --Jeremy

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