Hello, everyone! So I've been playing soprano clarinet for 2 and a half years now, and I'm pretty serious about it. I'm in 8th grade and the first chair at my school. I've done well in All-region competitions (2nd chair in my region), and currently play a used Buffet R13. However, my private lesson teacher now recommends me to buy a new clarinet and sell my old R13. He has let me try 3 different Buffet Festival clarinets (even better than the R13), and I'm impressed by the superior tone quality of the horns. However, the Festival is extremely advanced and a silver-keyed one costs $4,100 on most websites. As so, I'm also considering buying a new R13, which would cost $400+ less. When I bought my current R13 last year, my school teacher told me that it could last me through college, and he now advises me to not get the Festival and just get the R13. I'm really not sure about this, so can anyone give me any feedback? Thanks. On an unrelated note, does anyone else's Festival also have a mild buzzing sound on the third-bar B and Bb?