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AuthorTopic:   Weimar clarinet
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posted: 1/9/2007 at 2:54:10 PM ET
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Hi, I just purchased a Weimar flute on Ebay. There seems to be a few of us who have purchased from this person, as far as I can tell by reading your posts. Someone here said they've been around for decades, and possibly these are knockoffs. The person selling them is a power seller on Ebay and has thousands of sales with a fairly decent positive feedback score, so I bought it. It only came to $77.00 including shipping. They said the pads are american made and the tone & quality is suppose to be excellent. Hoping I didn't make a mistake. The only one selling this brand on Ebay or anywhere that I can tell, is this person and one other person selling 3 Weimar instruments. I suspect maybe purchased from the same seller I bought from. Urgggh! Really hope I did the right thing. Any comments from ya'll would be appreciated.

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posted: 1/12/2007 at 11:57:35 PM ET
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The biggest problem with buying a no-name instrument, or a supposedly new instrument at a price that ridiculously low is that you will quite likely have trouble getting it repaired. I have had students purchase instruments over ebay or in local stores that have paid very little, but when it comes time to do a repair or adjustment on it the local music store cannot get the parts! The bottom line is that you get what you pay for. If you are going to buy a musical instrument somewhere other than a reputable music store then always ask at your local repair shop if they can get parts and/or fix it if it breaks or goes out of alignment.

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posted: 7/27/2007 at 9:06:37 PM ET
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Is Wiemar even a real brand because there is no company website? Can anyone post some information who has experience on their instrument and owns a Wiemar about the quality of Wiemar branded instruments?

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posted: 7/28/2007 at 7:58:26 PM ET
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    The biggest problem with buying a no-name instrument, or a supposedly new instrument at a price that ridiculously low is that you will quite likely have trouble getting it repaired. I have had students purchase instruments over ebay or in local stores that have paid very little, but when it comes time to do a repair or adjustment on it the local music store cannot get the parts! The bottom line is that you get what you pay for. If you are going to buy a musical instrument somewhere other than a reputable music store then always ask at your local repair shop if they can get parts and/or fix it if it breaks or goes out of alignment.

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    Chad Criswell
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What he said. There is no way an American company makes an instrument and sells it for $77. That wouldn't cover the labor costs.

There ARE, however, American companies who are buying Chinese/ Korean instruments and putting thier name on the them and selling THEM at relatively low prices. Selmer for one. They STILL aren't $77. More like $450 (trumpets). And they ain't that good.

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posted: 8/29/2007 at 1:19:48 PM ET
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Haven't played clarinet since 1966 and decided to buy inexpensive one to try it out again. Purchased concert 2008 mint condition Weimar from Ebay. Before it arrived, searched websites and couldn't find anything about them except they were made in China. Finally found repairman who said no one will work on them, you can't keep them repaired, in tone, or in alignment. He said, "Get rid of it and get a "real clarinet". The Weimar arrived yesterday and I returned it today. Didn't even try to play it. The whole instrument was CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP!!!! and surely not a concert instrument worth $799 as advertised.

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posted: 8/29/2007 at 2:47:30 PM ET
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I just purchased a Weimar Clarinet and had the same result. Nobody has heard of them. I had the horn evaluated and was told for the 100.00. It was a fair price for a fair horn. Nothing special! But I too was lead to believe it was a above average manufacture? I have played sax for years, appears to be an OK purchase, played ok. not the diamond I was lead to believe.
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posted: 8/30/2007 at 9:23:13 PM ET
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I bought a weimar clarinet, and to say the least... It doesn't work. Don't waist your money. It works ok in the beginning, but after a while it becomes difficult to play and the tone is OFF. (Mine is EXTREMELY flat).

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