Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2012
Anyone tried the Schreibers that Dave Kessler has leftover?
Thanks CB!I noticed a significant amount of pads tearing very fast on newer, German made, Buffet E11 clarinets made in recent years. I also found key fitting a little dissapointing. I never really checked many E11s before that so I don't know about any significantly older ones.
Re the Forte, I haven't tried the Bb one so I don't know about it. But I'm pretty sure it's made by Amati and I found problems with these, in general. I have the Forte C clarinet, which I know is made by Amati, and found really a lot of problems with it (to be honest I wouldn't buy it if I could check it in advance).