I don't want anything too unusual as I doubt I'll stop swapping / upgrading my clari until I reach Peter Eaton / Buffet Tosca type level
! Mind you if this 'teaching clarinet' proves 'fit for purpose', I may well keep it purely for that as my teaching practice is growing rapidly.
I like Buffets. However, I am always open to try something new!
Whats the general thoughts regarding: Buffet E13, Yamaha 650 and Hanson T5?
Also advantages / disadvantages of buying a new E13 versus a used R13 / RC (keeping in mind I'm not bothered about doing a repad / set up work etc. as I do it myself but don't want a too ancient clari this time
Whats the thoughts regarding the Yamahas at a similar level (650 'v' CX or SE or whatever the standard pro item
Yamaha is)? My only dealings with Yamaha go up to a 34ii but I have generally been VERY impressed with the instruments (from a technical point of view they seem better built than the Buffets, well this is comparing things like 250s to B12s - which we are not really discussing here).
Barry - did you get my PM on Sunday?