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 Re: YCL-651
Author: sfalexi 
Date:   2018-03-16 05:29

jdbassplayer wrote:

> They're decent horns, but I find them to be rather... meh.
> They're like the Toyota Corrola of clarinets, they work well
> but they're very basic. Personally I would take an R13 over a
> 650 any day.
> -Jdbassplayer

I agree pretty much whole heartedly with jdbass here. The only thing I'd add is that I would take a GOOD R13 over them any day. New R13s run a wide gamut from what I've found with enough of them being bad that I would look for a good one.

I base this on going to clarinet or woodwind festivals, trying probably about 30-50 R13s on various tables, and coming out with about 10 that really sing well and have even resistance through most or all notes. The others are easily play a couple notes, and put it down right away as "not for me".

Yamaha 650s that I've tried, all of them have tuned well, all have played well, but I find them to be boring and maybe it's a mental thing, but I feel like it limits my expression compared to other, better horns that I've played.


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