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 Re: Review: Ridenour low-C bass clarinet
Author: David Spiegelthal 2017
Date:   2012-07-30 21:27

The Ridenour instruments also start in a Chinese factory, and I'm sure the Ridenours know the name of that factory, even if we don't. The difference with Ridenour instruments, as far as I can tell, is that the seller is a clarinet expert and has a personal hand in the design, specification, and final setup of the end product. Whereas, most of the generic Chinese-made instruments flooding the market nowadays seem to be the same basic instrument (essentially hard-rubber copies of the Yamaha design, maybe modified a bit) manufactured with the brand name of whomever pays them to stencil the instruments, or possibly even distributed 'blank' with no branding whatsoever, and stenciled after-the-fact by the distributor/retailer.

I'm not in the instrument retail business, so this is just my semi-educated guess from observations of the instruments that are being sold online. I may be wrong and I'd be happy to be corrected by anyone who actually knows what is going on.

David Hart, you write that you're not too experienced in bass clarinet, so I think it will be difficult for you to assess different instruments; perhaps you could take a few lessons from a professional bass clarinetist, and/or have such a person help you try out instruments when that time comes.

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