Getting back into doubling (tenor/clarinet) and the band director lent me a Bundy to get started. Used to play a nice wooden 30's Buffett but sold it a few years back thinking i would never play again. I went to my trusted old school sax repair guy and he pulls out an old clarinet that had pads on it like a sax that he plays professionally. I never heard or saw a clarinet with pads except in some spots. He pulls out this brand new Hunter with pads only and it sounded great. I have searched the internet and can find nothing on such a thing. Hunter is a Chinese brand and I found a few but nothing with all pads. Anybody have an experience with a clarinet with no tone rings and all pads? I was really surprised to find the repair guy play such a thing as he is really old school. He said that all clarinets should be this way but Hunter is the only brand that makes one. i put a deposit on it but trying to find out more before i pull the trigger. I really trust this guy and all the musicians go to him for repair work.