San Francisco sax busker, Justin Ward. He plays parties, weddings, and bar mitzvahs too! He rocks!
OK, so it's settled. I don't know what it is, but I just realized yesterday that drums are great, drums are essential, but I'm probably just going to annoy most people - after what may be years of unpaid work - by being a street drummer. And I like melody too. Being a busker with good rhythm will be enough, and be more than most buskers can manage.
The guy emailed back about the Reso-Tone 3 clarinet. He wants to meet at the California Avenue CalTrain station, and I suggested we do so at 7PM tomorrow evening. That gives me time to stop by my bank for the money and get over there.
I can't find what I found before, about that model being designed after Pete Fountain's clarinets, to be a very good one that just happens to be made of plastic instead of wood. Maybe I've got it mixed up with another model? In any case if it's in good condition, the $200 he wants is worth it especially since I think it comes with a good student mouthpiece, a "Hite" I believe? As good as the (locally produced) Fobes Debut I dunno, but the reviews are good.