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 Re: Yamaha YCL200 vs YCL250
Author: TomS 
Date:   2016-10-07 07:13

Is this the YCL-200AD, which is the rental version of the YCL-250? If so, they are identical ... just different cases and model numbers. The Yamaha YCL- 400AD is the same as the YCL-450.

The YCL-255 replaced the YCL-250 ... don't know if the tuning is better.

IMHO, the plastic Yamahas are way too sharp to play in tune in an ensemble, unless you really are a total beginner and have no embouchure or air support or outside in the cold.

I'd find a good used YCL-450, a MUCH better clarinet. If you can afford a new 450 in silver plating, might as well get the model 650, which is Yamaha's low-end professional. I have one and it is excellent and a half!

For the price of a new Yamaha 250, you can get a Ridenour RCP-576BC, which is a million times better than the 250 ... it plays in tune and has a warm sound and response like a nimble sports car. Under a grand.

For a wooden clarinet, get the Yamaha ... for trouble free, no muss, no fuss hard-rubber, the Ridenour clarinets rule.


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