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 Re: Review: Ridenour low-C bass clarinet
Author: David Hart 
Date:   2014-06-30 23:35

Well, this thread has awoken after a long slumber. I haven't taken any steps since I asked my initial question, but I was inspired to see what was now available.
Turns out there is a John Packer brand low C bass clarinet, the JP222, and a second hand one came up on their website for £1000, but they said there was already someone interested who will presumably have snapped it up by the time I can make it down to Taunton, Somerset (which is both a long way from where I live in Scotland and not on the way to anywhere else I'm likely to be visiting in the near future). New it sells for £2466 on their website, though there is also an ex-demo one listed for £2096. I suppose I could concoct an excuse to visit Bristol, and then it wouldn't be much further to make a visit there.

On the Gear4Music website, the 'Deluxe' bass clarinet to low C has disappeared, apart from one ex-demo one at a reduced price of £852, and I get the impression it has been discontinued in favour of their new 'Rosedale' version, with a price tag of £1500. I emailed them and the guy said the Rosedale is far superior, but £852 is still a lot less than £1500. Gear4Music is in York, which *is* on the way to places I might normally visit, so I'm going to try to get down there later this month and try out both the Rosedale and the one remaining Deluxe, if someone hasn't already taken it.

I'd be happy to share my notes on their relative merits, and indeed also on the John Packer one if I manage to make that trip, if someone here would be kind enough to give me a run-down of the specific things I should be looking out for when I check out a bass clarinet.

Sadly, good deal though the Ridenours seem to be, there's just no realistic prospect of me getting to Texas to try one out - if I had that sort of money to splash on transatlantic travel, I'd have the sort of money to save up for a professional brand bass clarinet anyway :-)

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