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 Re: M13L VS BD5
Author: jeffyx 
Date:   2018-03-28 07:02

I'm not having any trouble with tuning as of now. With my B12 plastic clarinet, tuning is not that bad. The only problem i'm having with my M13L is when i'm playing softly, I'm sharper especially in the lower register but I think that's because I'm clamping the reed as I'm playing. I found the Yamaha 4c mouthpiece that came with the clarinet was way too sharp so the 440 tuning actually brings it so that I barely have to pull the barrel. I might have to change it when I get a pro horn but for now, it's serving me well.

Wow! There are much more to mouthpieces than I thought... I also found the M13L to be more flexible and with it's close facing, I don't have to work as hard which I also enjoy. I also found that the BD5 was too open so I had to work harder to get the sound going.

However, I have problems keeping the same dark resonant tone in the altissimo and upper clarion because I use softer reeds (3.0 blue box) for the M13L. I find the 3.5s to be too hard so I'm sort of at this awkward middle ground where hard reeds make me bite and sound buzzy and the softer 3.0s, although sounding better, are hard to control and it sounds bright in the upper register. Currently, I'm very paranoid about the sound I'm getting. Although it's the right sound, it's not very round and doesn't have any core to it. I really liked the sound that Gregory Raden produced in his Vandoren demo video here.
Any thoughts on how I can sound like that?

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