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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000121.txt from 2010/11

From: David Thomas <>
Subj: Re: [kl] looking for advice
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 19:50:35 -0500

Hey Bill,

Out of the blue, I'd suggest that if you can afford it, get a C. I
have a Patricola which compares nicely to the Buffets, for 2/3 the
price. Worth considering.

I like the option of being able to play duet instantly w any "c"
player like flute or violin.


On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:38 PM, William Foss <> wrote:
> I am a 65 year old (broken down) chamber music and symphony clarinet
> player. =A0I 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. =A0I still get called
> frequently and sit in for gigs on 2nd Clarinet, Eb and/or Bass. =A0Also, =
I am
> still actively playing chamber music.
> My question is this. =A0After almost 50 years of transposing all "C" part=
s on
> Bb, I have a sudden yearning to own and play a C Clarinet. =A0At this sta=
ge in
> my playing, there is no real "need" for this, I'd just like to. =A0I gues=
s you
> could say that reading Dan has finally gotten to me (I'd like to play the=
> 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
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