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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000502.txt from 2003/10

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] to the Buffet Mafia
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 17:59:02 -0400

At 10:09 AM 10/17/2003 -0400, Tim Parks wrote:
>Ok it was nice but I am pledging to the buffet mafia yet. It was much easier
>to play than my Conn. I found that I could get by with leass air support and
>still get note to sound. I quess you could say that the note sort-of popped
>out. Especially with the lower joint. According to my tuner it was also much
>better in tune all the way up and down the scales. (not altisimo, I don't go
>there unless I am alone).
>But at this point in my endeavors to play the clarinet I feel that the
>majority of the improvements stand to be made with the PLAYER not the
>instrument. I don't believe that it is $995.00 better than my Conn.

Keep in mind that $35-50 worth of tweaking by a tech could make the Conn
blow every bit as easily as the Buffet. The intonation is another matter,
but could probably still be improved for a lot less than $995.

Bill Hausmann

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