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 Antigua bass clarinet
Author: Jmanola 
Date:   2021-09-18 02:16

Any opinions about the Antigua CL3511 bass clarinet?


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 Re: Antigua bass clarinet
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2021-09-18 03:58

Just a generic Bundy clone. Get a Bundy, you’ll be better off.

I once had an Antigua By Backun clarinet and it had ridiculous intonation problems. One tone hole was so oversized the note was 30 cents sharp in both registers. Unacceptable by any standards. After lots of tuning work it was okay but never an amazing instrument. I’m glad they aren’t being made anymore. Imagine being a student saving up money to buy a “Backun” only to have intonation problems like that.


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 Re: Antigua bass clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-09-18 15:19

Yep - it's a Chinese Bundy copy:


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