I'm looking for a Bb Albert system. I'm currently playing an E.J. Albert Bb but it has some keywork on the upper joint that I'm not really getting on with - Ab is played with the LH middle finger instead of the first finger, and the side Eb/Bb also operates the F!
I'm after something with a big open sound and more regular keywork (definitely Ab operated by LH first finger). Preferably French as I hear they tend to be larger bores.
I hear old Buffets are very highly regarded and I just spotted this on Ebay
, what do you guys think?http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Buffet-Crampon-Bb-Albert-Clarinet/172558067852
It looks like a beautiful clarinet
, but is this a good price for a Buffet? I'm in the UK so I'd also have to pay 20% import. I'd be willing to do this if it's a good deal though.
Otherwise do any of the members have anything suitable for sale?
Love the forum by the way, so much great info!