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 Re: bass clarinet shopping
Author: David Peacham 
Date:   2006-08-20 19:45

I have asked myself the same question; not with great urgency because I have enough to do at present without learning bass as well.

From what I have read, I get the impression that the real differentiator between student and professional basses is not the low-C (which seems to be of limited usefulness) but rather whether the instrument has a double register key.

I *think* I am right in saying that the Buffet 1180 does not. Don't know about the Amati. If the Buffet doesn't, I wonder if it is really much superior to plastic basses like the student Yamaha or even the Jupiter, both of which are around half the price of the 1180.

I guess this is much the same question as whether a (wooden) E11 is worth roughly twice as much money as a (plastic) B12 - a subject which is endlessly debated.


If there are so many people on this board unwilling or unable to have a civil and balanced discussion about important issues, then I shan't bother to post here any more.

To the great relief of many of you, no doubt.

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