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 Re: Review: Ridenour low-C bass clarinet
Author: nellsonic 
Date:   2018-03-08 09:23

jdbassplayer wrote:

> You should also look at the Kessler low C
> which is a very similar instrument but costs much less.

I very recently tested both the Ridenour and Kessler low C instruments. The Kessler is about $750 less expensive and is similar in many ways.

Two things made me choose the Ridenour without hesitation:

1) The Kessler went out of adjustment twice during the 45 minutes or so I played on it. The Kessler tech (one of the Kessler sons) put it back in regulation each time, but that was worrisome. (The Kessler people were absolutely great to work with btw. I felt bad not buying anything when I was there.)

2) I could get the Kessler to play in tune, but it was work. The Ridenour's intonation was generally excellent. Fighting for pitch is not how I want to spend my bass clarinet time and energy.

I'm hoping the Ridenour becomes my back-up bass eventually, but until I can afford the pro Selmer or Buffet I'd like it's my entry into the bass clarinet world.

I did like the clarion tone I was able to get on the Kessler slightly better. I can say that for it.



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