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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000179.txt from 2007/12

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Subj: Re: [kl] C clarinet an unabashed commercial announcement
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 21:38:17 -0500

I think that you guys may be leaving out the Forte' C as an option too.
Our list of satisfied owners includes several satisfied symphony principal
players, opera principal clarinetists, and numerous speciality players of
jazz, klezmer, and Greek music - all interested in a good quality
instrument below the astronomical price of the premium Big 4 offerings. The
price is a little more than the Amati but I think that the quality and
attention to intonation problems, historically associated with this
instrument have been fixed and it is an equal or better contender in the
price range under $5K to the Buffet and LeBlanc instruments. I agree that
the choice of mouthpiece significantly influences certain aspects of
intonation and my choice is a customized Gennusa mouthpiece with a little
harder reed than normally played and a tighter embouchure in order to get
the altissimo notes closer in tune. The C clarinet in my hands at least
takes a little practice and attention, more so than a new Bb or A clarinet,
to get used to the particular characteristics of the horn. It is a fun
instrument to play but never should be taken for granted if you want the
best sound and intonation.

BTW - Woodwind and Brasswind has recently picked up this instrument and
while free shipping is in effect it is a $700.00 instrument !!

L. Omar Henderson

L. Omar Henderson, Ph.D CEO
LBD Corporation - Doctor's Products -
G-H Corporation - Forte' Instrument Group -
24 Suffolk Pl. SW
Lilburn, Georgia 30047-5147 U.S.A.
Tel. 1-800-381-0092
FAX 1-770-488-4255


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