As many of you know I play the plateau clarinet and have for over a year now…. I started playing it because of hand problems but found there were several things I liked more on the plateau then the standard clarinets I had been using. I have a great collection of all the major brands of clarinets available…..
I worked at Buffet in California setting up the Buffet clarinets and have now payed the clarinet over 60 years…. Yes … now over 60 years…. I do hate being able to say that……
I find the plateau clarinet has a very even tone color throughout the range of the clarinet. The high notes seem to play with great ease. The ABS material responds very fast. In general I like the plateau clarinets more than the traditional clarinets.
Now keep in mind I am not playing is a symphony orchestra…. I play for my personal enjoyment and fun…… I Came out with these clarinets so young people that have small hands can play the clarinet and so older musicians that have hand problems can continue playing the clarinet.
My friends Bill Perkins who played in the Johnny Carson band played on for the last few years of his life and my very good friend Jack Nimitz best known as the baritone sax player in Super Sax used one near the end of his playing…..
I think they are a very good alternative for people with hand problems or very small hands.