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Mr. Dominic L. Brown

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (910 of 967)
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 77,162 - Total Helpful Votes: 910 of 967
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An economy too far for the clarinet teacher!, 12 Aug 2010
I bought this clarinet as a first instrument for my daughter, who has just started to learn at school. I must admit that I didn't do alot of research, as I just assumed that all clarinets are pretty much the same. This one was at the right price, and seemed ideal. When it arrived, I was impressed and so was my daughter -it looks fine, and comes with a decent case. I was pleased with my purchase, and sent my daughter off to school for her lesson.

Unfortunately, the clarinet teacher was not so pleased and she has advised me to get another one. She says that the Lindo is barely fit for purpose, and that she doesn't want to teach on it! I'll give a summary of her views:

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Brunswick Mahogany Concert Ukulele with Aquila Nyl&hellip by Brunswick
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
I bought my Brunswick concert ukelele around 2 years ago, when I was looking for a decent starter instrument. I chose it because I'm a fan of the guitar-style uke and liked the build quality. At the time, the price was somewhat lower, but at todays price it would still be excellent value for money.

Pretty much everything about this uke is better than you would expect for the price - the tone is really bright and ringing, which suits me fine. Some may prefer the mellow sound of more traditional ukes, and I have an unusual Tenor that ticks that box, (Blue Moon F Tenor Ukulele GR3509) but this instrument suits modern… Read more
Kinsman Moulded ABS Clarinet Case by Kinsman
I bought this case for my daughter. I originally bought her a very basic clarinet Lindo Silver-Plated Bb Student Clarinet & Case and Maintenance Kit (which is now the subject of another, less favourable review!), before realising it was not good enough to learn on. Having returned it, I was lucky enough to be offered a better secondhand one. The case was quite badly worn and marked, so I decided to replace it.

This case was chosen for its price, but after my experience with the clarinet I was a little more careful with my research, and made sure that it would be suitable for my needs! It is basic, but strongly made… Read more

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