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 Re: Student Instrument for mature beginner
Author: shmuelyosef 
Date:   2018-08-21 05:37

Just to put my two cents in...I completely agree with Chris P. When I have spare time, I buy "student" clarinets (I'm partial to Vitos) and do a thorough overhaul on them. I like the Vitos because they are inherently in tune, and the headless point screws make it easy to snug up most of the keywork.

I recently discovered a pair of B&H 1-10 clarinets languishing and purchased them and did some setup and minor mods; they certainly play as well as the Vitos, with a different but very nice timbre. The keywork isn't quite as nice as the Leblanc keys on the Vitos, but perfectly serviceable and nicely quirky (the extended Eb/Bb trill touch and LH C key with the crosshatch).

Both of these are much freer-blowing and (IMHO) more pleasant-sounding than the Yamaha 2x and 25x horns...I find the Alphas to also be superior to the Yamahas, but the price for a new one is pretty high. You can get a nice Leblanc Sonata used for less than any of the horns listed.

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