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 Re: Buffet's Build Quality...
Author: clarnibass 
Date:   2018-03-14 12:18

>> have bits of synthetic material stuck to them with double-sided tape <<

I forgot that. I guess it might be ok for cheap student models. They tend to come off and they are often much too thick and give a very bad squishy feel (most common with the trill keys).

Another thing is the rubbery material used as a bumper for the left hand pinky levers (usually F/C and E/B). It's on the body, but after a while becomes very sticky, causing resistance when pressing those keys. I've seen them on a few brands, including Buffet and Selmer pro models.

>> All that should be left to do for a player should be whatever tweaks are necessary for his or her individual wants. But the instrument would be more expensive. How much more? I'd be very interested to know. <<

It probably only matters if the gain outweighs that expense... and we can only guess but I'm guessing it wouldn't.

I can say I recently saw several almost new clarinets made by one of the smallest companies where the clarinets are supposedly hand made/finished (AFAIK they are). They all had loose keys for nearly all keys with pivot screws. Some so much that I would be very surprised to see that even on clarinets that were a few years older and used constantly.



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