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 how about a Buffet key of A..WW1 era?
Author: oldreedguy 
Date:   2019-11-19 07:44

Well, that's what I found...actually a 1919 vintage A...courtesy of Reverb. A real cool guy (hey, isn't everyone nice when you give them bread?) sold me this thing that for some reason he bought though he is an Indiana U sax grad...$500 shipped. He says it's in great shape...we'll see...meanwhile, my other odd thing-a Buffet S1 Bb-is still getting adjusted. I still don't know if I'll ever play with other humans again and youtube just cracked down even harder on people who want to post things...can clarinet solos be harmful to children? well, if I squeak i guess so...sure drove my father crazy when I tried to play my beloved bundy he bought me when I was 9 or so...I'm 58 now. Yesterday I was a heavy metal bass guitar player with a Hollywood drummer pro...we all sober Christians now...lots of fun. My A is on it's way from Texas...my Bb sits in Morro Bay, California...destiny? Who knows...I'm breathing...hoping to once again have a little clarinet fun...somewhere over the California rainbow...and that is the last song I played on clarinet July 4, 2019...in Beaverton Oregon...for a self-promoting professional karaoke player who wanted to use veterans for his own profit.. Oh yeah...I squeaked too during a simple solo...must have been prophetic...I'm long gone now...

And I did profit from the VA...they paid for the last 20 years of music and life stuff...now I'm here in California...tomorrow I'm heading to San Diego State to once again visit the alumni fundraiser director...my beloved 2nd clarinet SDSU symphony "gig" fall 2002 with the late Marine clarinetist Adrian D. Younkins, God rest his soul. We both died after that semester...he went to heaven...I kept breathing...I will also visit Taylor guitar factory in El Cajon to show off this wonderful 12 string guitar they unknowingly built for me last year that saved my life this past September.

As you can tell I'm very self-absorbed and troubled, so much so I can't play with others at this point. But as a gambler I'm still hoping for another "big win" on clarinet...yeah, I gave up the games and stuff in January but...oh the trip continues.

We'll see how that A shapes up...I'll let you know...anyone play an A that old...or a Bb?

Best wishes to all out there and for all the feedback I've received,
Barney P....somewhere in the middle of California USA

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 Re: how about a Buffet key of A..WW1 era?
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2019-11-20 00:57

I've never played it professionally (or very well...) but I have a Buffet Eb from about 1880. Nothing wrong with an old clarinet in my opinion as long as it plays in tune.

-JDbassplayer

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