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 High C Adjustment on Bass Clarinet?
Author: fugue1 
Date:   2019-03-27 18:23

Hi all,

I just purchased a Buffet 1180 Bass Clarinet for my school. Up to this point I have only had two Yamaha 221 bass clarinets (which in my opinion are terrible instruments). The Buffet plays beautifully and fit perfectly in my budget for what I had to spend this year (I do have it in my budget to purchase a low C bass in two years).

I have one issue with the instrument. Starting on high B and C (B5/C6) is nearly impossible. There is no tone that speaks, just air. I can play up to those notes just fine and rapidly tongue on the high C pitch-- even D6 speaks easily at soft dynamic levels. This happens with both the stock mouthpiece, and a Fobes Nova with a Vandoren 3, and D'Addario 3 and 3.5 reeds.

It may be neither mouthpeice is well suited for the instruments, so I am up for trying that-- I am just wondering where I might check for a leak, or if there is an adjustement screw that I might try to help with this issue. Thanks!


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