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Re: Looking for an Eb clarinet...anything decent from the Chinese??
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2020, 03:49:40 AM »
So, the Noblet eefer also plays nicely (it took some work to get the setup right).  Nice tone and very good intonation. 

Having tried the Chinese eefer not so long ago, I feel like a vintage horn is the better approach for these pesky instruments.  That said, acquiring and refurbing even a modest Noblet was substantially more expensive than the Chinese option.

The manufacturing in China continues to improve, however, and the Chinese eefer I tested would be fine perhaps for a student or someone who didn't care much about intonation. I have been very positive about the Chinese-made-then-US-finished Kessler low C bass clarinets, and hope to see more instruments which are lower priced and very good quality in the future. 

Just my thoughts.  How do you all feel?