Determining quality

Eric wrote:

Ya he wants 2000 also it has the cases what do you think he sent me more pics they don't look like they ve been bet up the looked goop

My Answer:


I'd definitely suggest you play them.  Maybe he could play them and record them and I could take a listen.  Also if he could take them out and set them up and take some pictures that would be good.  It's a good price probably if they are in good condition and really made by Ellie.


My teaching will not be based around this type of pan though, so I wouldn't really be able to offer you much in the way of instruction if you buy these.  Also they will be much more cumbersome to carry as there are two of them rather than one.  They'll also be harder to learn in some ways.  On the other hand, many people prefer the deeper, mellower sound of the double 2nds.

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  • Eric wrote:

    Hey I tried posting on the other site but I don't think it went thru the guy in posted about wants 1800 bit if you say you can't teach me on those I'll keep looking I seen a couple on eBay by I'll also emailed a couple people you suggested I'm still waiting to here back what's the difference between tenor or medium sized pans also should I be looking at on pan or a set  thanks if there's a way you can show me I'll move these post over to the other site thanks Ian

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