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 Re: buffet S1
Author: donald 
Date:   2018-01-02 11:45

"Stuffy" and "Resistant" are comparative (to what you are used to). I owned a very interesting 1970s Uebel boehm clarinet that felt very stuffy and resistant compared to my R13... if it had been the only clarinet I played for 20 years I'm sure I would have found it "normal" (as it was, I didn't like the sensation of playing it, but ever time I played it people said it sounded GREAT... why did I sell it?????)
I imagine that those players (in the thread linked above) who described the S1 as stuffy were just comparing it to what they are used to. My S1 Bflat was a great instrument but had a bum note (I won't elaborate- but no easy fix). Years later I met a trad jazzer playing my old horn, and he allowed me to play it again. MAN it just SUNG! A lovely clarinet, but then I found that bum note... it was still there...
More years later- another clarinet by Buffet (RC A clarinet) was found to have the same problem, and a solution (that involved tonehole reamers!) was found as I now had a friend who had apprenticed making Bassoon and clarinets and knew a bit more than your average repair expert.
Oh boy, I wish I could get that old S1 back, it was cracked in 1984 (which was why I could afford it) but sung like a Strad...



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