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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000116.txt from 2010/11

From: "Shertzer, Howard (shertzhg)" <SHERTZHG@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: [kl] looking for advice
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 13:55:08 -0500

Check out the Buffet E11 before you buy anything. The intonation blows with the stock mouthpiece, but a Grabner mouthpiece fixed that.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Foss [mailto:billfoss47@-----.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:50 PM
To: klarinet@-----.com
Subject: Re: [kl] looking for advice

Gary - What is your plastic C ? I am seriously looking at the Amati.

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:38 PM, William Foss <billfoss47@-----.com> wrote:

> I am a 65 year old (broken down) chamber music and symphony clarinet
> player. I currently own a set of Buffet R-13's, a set of Selmer 9*'s, a
> Buffet Eb, a Selmer Bass, and a Triumph C Clarinet (does not play well at
> all).
>
> My active playing career ended about a year ago. I still get called
> frequently and sit in for gigs on 2nd Clarinet, Eb and/or Bass. Also, I am
> still actively playing chamber music.
>
> My question is this. After almost 50 years of transposing all "C" parts on
> Bb, I have a sudden yearning to own and play a C Clarinet. At this stage in
> my playing, there is no real "need" for this, I'd just like to. I guess you
> could say that reading Dan has finally gotten to me (I'd like to play the C
> parts on the horn they were written for).
>
> Bottom line - is this a wise thing to do (and why/why not).
>
> Thanks list !
>
> --
> Bill Foss
> US Army Retired
> USC Aiken, Adjunct Faculty
> Director of Bands, Aiken Prep
>

--
Bill Foss
US Army Retired
USC Aiken, Adjunct Faculty
Director of Bands, Aiken Prep
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