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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000209.txt from 2003/10

Subj: Re: [kl] [clarinet] reeds for beginners?
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 10:44:59 -0400

In a message dated 10/8/2003 10:06:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Sorry, I hit send by mistake, while trying to look in my address book for a phone number. I have had students whose parents are rolling in money come in with some of the worst junk. They are usually the ones who don't want to spend a blessed nickel more than they can get away with (that's how they acquired their money in the first place!). >>

Now, now Nancy, that's not always true. I have seen plenty of students come through here with Buffet clarinets and Hawkins or Greg Smith mouthpieces. I know parents who bought their child a Buffet 1193, another got a flute with a gold head joint.

I live in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago, an affluent area. I don't see the kids playing on junk. In fact, I wonder if the kids actually realize how very very fortunate they are.

Walter Grabner
Superb bass clarinet mouthpieces

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