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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000373.txt from 2004/08

From: Nancy Buckman <>
Subj: Re: [kl] C Clarinet from Patricola
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 01:39:05 -0400

At 01:06 AM 8/13/2004, you wrote:
>Ken (and Nancy Buckman,)
>I believe Nancy mentioned that the Patricola brothers did
>something to fix her C while she was at ClarinetFest, right
>Nancy? What was done again, Nancy?

My C from Patricola came with two barrels (46 and 47 mm). The throat Bb
was so flat that it was unusable. I saw the Patricola brothers at Fest in
New Orleans and they took the clarinet back to Italy with them. They
returned it to me with a 45mm barrel and it plays fine now. The return
took place during 9/11 and they were wonderful at finding a way to get my
instrument back to me without delay. This is the only one of my
instruments to not have been Morrie-fied (at Morrie's recommendation). It
is a nice little C clarinet and now that I am using a wooden mouthpiece on
it, it has softened it's bite a little.

Someone on the list was having trouble justifying the purchase of a C
clarinet. Well, if you are going to play it (anywhere, for any reason),
then there is the justification. If it is going to sit in the case, then
it is a waste of money. There is no law against simple self-gratification
either. If your family won't starve or be without a roof or clothing, and
you can spare the expense, then buy the thing. Money has one purpose.


Nancy Buckman
Principal Clarinet / Orchestra AACC

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