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All about Clarinets / Further mouthpiece comparisons
« on: Today at 11:04:37 AM »
I had another testing session, switching between the Yamaha and the Noblet, switching reeds too on each. While the Noblet sounds much brighter, I feel there's something about it, and with the right reed I believe it is perfect for jazz. I'd love to try a strength 3 reed with it, offering a bit more resistance. With a light reed it plays flat.
Here are 3 comparison videos

Noblet with Rico Royal 2
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLrt7BdAwL1/?igshid=xpr1lvor85x6

Yamaha + Legere 2 5
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLrutSRAON2/?igshid=114ulwz64f3ij

Noblet + the Legere
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLrwbr9AsGG/?igshid=aw3s4mdpb56a

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Thanks guys. I guess its all about practise

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All about Clarinets / Re: Comparing my Yamaha 4C with a Noblet 2V
« on: February 23, 2021, 01:33:34 AM »
Well its all good. The only part of clarinet playing thats holding me back is going up with the register key. I play an A then hit the register key for next higher notes and its so awkward having to jump down to the pinky keys. Its just not smooth.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Comparing my Yamaha 4C with a Noblet 2V
« on: February 22, 2021, 09:55:18 AM »
Its weird. The Noblet 2V is supposed to be a better mpc than my Yamaha 4C, but I easily prefer the Yamaha! It sounds warmer, less harsh than the Noblet. Or is it just me  :-\

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All about Clarinets / Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« on: February 21, 2021, 02:57:57 PM »
I hope your mouthpiece was not too valuable.

Although discoloration of HR does NOT damage playability, tone, or any physical qualities, it makes it look rather ugly and unattractive.

We all learn the hard way. I am saddened, but also happy that you have learned your lesson. I learned it HARD with that lovely Silver Throat and am extremely careful when bringing HR near any alcohol these days.

School of Hard Knocks!
Its an old one

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All about Clarinets / Re: Hello
« on: February 21, 2021, 01:47:04 PM »
Welcome aboard Derek!

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Help and info about other instruments / Re: J Horn anyone?
« on: February 21, 2021, 01:43:06 PM »

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All about Clarinets / Re: Double boehm system
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:09:26 AM »
It would be fun to see a slide key mechanism for easy glisses. There is such a device for flutes allowing players to slide the note they're playing. Quite cool.

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Help and info about other instruments / Re: J Horn anyone?
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:06:18 AM »
I have experience with the Nuvo Clarineo - a plastic C clarinet.

For like $100, it's a decent C clarinet. Unfortunately, the thumb rest is AWFUL and really detracts from it. Cut it off and you're in business.

I also do NOT like the Nuvo's key system. It's like a sort of modified Albert-esque system that is confusing, small, and unintuitive to use.

If you are are simply too cash-strapped to spend $250 for a Chinese plastic C, then I guess you can go with Nuvo Clarineo.

IDK about the other Nuvo products, but I suppose they are considered the "last option" for anybody even marginally serious about playing.
Well they're designed for kids because they are tough and easy to clean, but a lot of adults play them as back up instruments. The guy from Earspasm Music on YouTube recently tested the Clarinet quite favourably. I like the ligature method they use

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Very interesting!

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All about Clarinets / Re: Double boehm system
« on: February 18, 2021, 02:04:41 PM »
I believe oboes have a key like that, with a tiny pin hole in the centre

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All about Clarinets / Re: Comparing my Yamaha 4C with a Noblet 2V
« on: February 18, 2021, 10:38:32 AM »
Here's a video of me using a Rico Royal 2 with the Noblet. I reckon I could put a 3 on there. Or maybe try a Vandoren.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLb6sAlArrX/?igshid=13glkk76bt9b7

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All about Clarinets / Re: Conparing my Yamaha 4C with a Noblet 2V
« on: February 18, 2021, 10:35:29 AM »
Its certainly a lot more free blowing than the Yamaha. Strange thing I found after further experimenting, I prefer the Noblet with a Rico Royale 2 reed rather than with the Legere! That was a surprise. And I'm wondering if I should try a 3 strength cane reed with it.

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All about Clarinets / Comparing my Yamaha 4C with a Noblet 2V
« on: February 18, 2021, 05:19:53 AM »
A comparison test between my current Yamaha 4C mouthpiece and a Noblet 2V mouthpiece, switching between my current Légère European cut strength 2.5 reed and Fibracell 1.5. I believe the Fibracell is far too soft, no chance of hitting the high notes with it, and with the Noblet it sounds a bit quacky.
Overall I feel that with the Noblet it sounds more like a Sax than a clarinet as far less air is required. But it could just be a case of getting used to it.
Thanks muchly to Windy!

https://youtu.be/OPAgqWV7TRw

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