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 Re: Selecting a clarinet with Lisa Argiris
Author: MartyMagnini 
Date:   2017-09-27 15:49

I agree that the ananymous trolls who are so negative about their experience have no credibility - at least not with me. While I've never worked with Lisa, I know many people who have, and they've all been very satisfied with the level of her service and her expertise.

What's truly astounding to me, however, is that we let a major company (Buffet) get away with quality control SO terrible, that we have to have knowledgeable artists hand-select instruments so we don't get a lemon. Would anyone tolerate that in any other field? Would we think it normal to have professional drivers try out a bunch of Fords for us, to make sure we didn't get a horrible car? Truly amazing - yet we put up with it in this case.

When I was younger (and a serious player seeking orchestral positions), I played exclusively on Buffet - I owned an R13 for 20 years, and a Prestige for more than 10. I think they were outstanding instruments. However, I no longer recommend Buffet instruments to my students, due to the lack of quality control. Personally, I don't hear any special "ping" in the sound that I don't also hear out of a great Yamaha, Selmer, Backun, Ridenour, etc. But I do know one thing - when I recommend a Yamaha, Backun or Ridenour to a student, I know they will get a great instrument right out of the box, and no tweaking will be necessary. The idea that one would buy a brand new ANYTHING, and immediately have it sent off to a technician to get it "fixed" is just beyond me - I guess I'm just old-fashioned.

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