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 Re: Review: Ridenour low-C bass clarinet
Author: sax panther 
Date:   2014-06-30 11:08

Hi David

If you have the chance to test a G4M bass clarinet (with no obligation to buy) then go for it, there's nothing to lose. If you like the one (or one of the ones) you try, see if you can buy it there and then - if they make you order a different one, it might not be so good! I've tried a bari sax and a tenor sax from them. The bari was ok after a bit of adjusting, but the tenor was unplayably sharp from upper octave A and higher. Only thing I could think of was that the octave pip had been placed slightly too high on the neck. Could probably have been solved with an aftermarket neck. Keywork felt nice though. Also tried one of their cajons, which was awful (althought it came with a nice case!)

With a company with quality control as patchy as G4M, I think you'd need to factor in buying the instrument, then another couple of hundred quid getting it properly set up by a decent tech. With the Ridenour one, although I don't have any experience with this company myself, I do know that each instrument receives a proper set up before it's sent out.

Mike

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