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They appear to be pretty decent clarinets! And it seems there are a few of them about.

Make and Model lists and research / Re: Is this legit or a fake(copy)?
« on: April 26, 2022, 11:38:35 AM »
What is the purpose of the metal sleeve?

All about Clarinets / Re: NO Image Size Restrictions now!
« on: April 26, 2022, 09:44:19 AM »
I find some of the pictures are very large on my phone and I find myself having to scroll both ways to see it all. I always resize my photos out of habit

As I only play with myself I could live with an integrated barrell. Even better if it was a C instrument.

All about Clarinets / Fun with an old tune
« on: April 26, 2022, 06:50:08 AM »
Jazzing up Clare de la Lune...

Noblet mpc + Legere 2.5 reed

All about Clarinets / Re: Increased condensation with synthetic reeds?
« on: March 18, 2022, 12:08:26 AM »
Hi Larry.  I wonder if the table of the mouth piece is uneven.

Also, when you refill your lungs with air and start playing again, think about expelling cool air vs. warm air.

A good articulation habit is to start the airstream with a "Too" sound vs. a "Tah" sound.

Hope this helps!
The mouthpiece (Yam 4C) is in fine condition, never been dropped or anything, but it is hard blowing compared to the Noblet, which is way freer blowing

All about Clarinets / Re: Simple Bb Blues - Acoustic Guitar & Clarinet
« on: March 17, 2022, 11:02:40 AM »
Very nice playing!  8)

All about Clarinets / Re: mouthpieces for a beginner
« on: March 17, 2022, 10:27:28 AM »
Well I got tired of blowing hard and getting nowhere, so I swapped out the 4C mouthpiece for the Noblet 2V that Windy sent me. What a difference! A lot of air in the tone but that could improve with a tighter embouchure.
I expect that's how the Hite feels after playing the 4C, a relief!

All about Clarinets / Re: mouthpieces for a beginner
« on: March 17, 2022, 07:26:51 AM »
I just googled the Hite premiere, its a bargain price mpc, almost half the price of a Yamaha 4C. Yet its better than the 4C?

All about Clarinets / Re: mouthpieces for a beginner
« on: March 17, 2022, 07:21:55 AM »
Comparing my 4c to my Hite premiere is like comparing blowing down a blocked pipe whilst suffering from a heavy cold, to blowing down a sparkling clean empty pipe whilst feeling on top of the world. So much difference in ease of blowing. That's why :-)
Its funny you should say that because I do find playing my clarinet is rather like blowing through a hose pipe with a kink in it. But I thought that was just normal for a clarinet

All about Clarinets / Re: mouthpieces for a beginner
« on: March 17, 2022, 02:44:07 AM »
I'm a beginner too (5 years playing on and off) and I use a Yamaha 4C. I keep being told in Facebook groups to get a better mouthpiece, but why?

All about Clarinets / Re: Tarogato Discussion
« on: March 17, 2022, 02:38:16 AM »
I quite fancy playing one of these. Do they use clarinet mpc/reeds?

Very nice, some elegant keywork!

I love those old salt spoons, I wonder why they stopped using them.

All about Clarinets / Increased condensation with synthetic reeds?
« on: March 17, 2022, 02:29:31 AM »
Concerning condensation and buzzing, do you warm the mouthpiece up before playing? As a recorder player I know this is an important thing to do to avoid condensation building up and causing a muffled sound. On a clarinet it could be causing the buzzing sound I get after playing for a while. The way I see it, moisture builds up between the mpc and reed (both plastic) and with nowhere to go it sits there and affects the sound. It may be more of an issue if, like me, you use a synthetic reed. Might warming the mpc/ reed  up before playing help?

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