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 Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: Ken Lagace 
Date:   2019-04-20 04:46

Has anyone tried the Yinfente clarinets? I see a $299.00 price? I know it is inexpensive, and rosewood needs to be treated carefully.
Probably not good for a beginner. And probably good for as expensive lamp holder?

I know someone who bought one and will be able to try it in a few weeks.

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-04-20 21:11

I just searched "Yinfente clarinets" and the results weren't good - all eBay specials.

Then I found their website http://yinfente-shop.com/yinfente-professional-clarinet-rosewood-wood-body-clarinet-nickel-plated-bb-key-17-key-p1571189.html and ran away very fast in the opposite direction and I'm still running now.

Chris.

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: Ken Lagace 
Date:   2019-04-20 21:23

Thanks - I will give it a try but beforehand, I need to think of a diplomatic way to praise it.
:=/

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: Hurstfarm 
Date:   2019-04-21 01:47

Well they certainly seem to be onto something - they’re the first clarinet maker I’ve seen offering “fully automated equipment”. I think I’ll put up with my old manual clarinets for a bit longer though.

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: shmuelyosef 
Date:   2019-04-21 05:35

" Integrated Sound Hole "
...any thoughts???

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: Hurstfarm 
Date:   2019-04-21 14:25

Well, I for one wouldn’t want a clarinet with a separate sound hole...

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: Ken Lagace 
Date:   2019-04-21 15:28

The instruments are inexpensive because the Chinese skimped on English translators.

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: Erez Katz 
Date:   2019-05-14 19:20

so.... how was it?

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: Ken Lagace 
Date:   2019-05-14 21:38

Haven't tried it yet.

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: MusicallyMrM 
Date:   2022-09-24 21:09

.......I see that no one posted in regard to trying one of the Yinfente Clarinets. Well let me be the first to say that in 2022 (old post I know), these horns are not bad at all. A caveat; you might find a bad one in every 10-20. As a band director though, I find the same statistics when you look at horns coming through the Conn-Selmer conglomerate (used to be UMI) and even the entry level Buffet stuff and Jupiter. Just the nature of the beast I guess.

Biggest issue for me with the Yinfente is that some of them exacerbate the intonation problems of the clarinet in general in the throat register (G#, A, Bb etc) Some are worse than others but not bad for essentially stencil instruments built for a myriad of distributors. I have a rosewood one with the gold plating as well as grenadilla pro example and both do extremely well for me. (By the way, I also play a vintage 10G Selmer and a recent purchase, an R13 Greenline-should have purchased a Uebel)

Even in comparison to my high end instruments and over 40 years as a professional clarinetist, these are not bad at all. I wouldn't subject them to the rigors of Marching Band or younger beginners. But for the money, they are decent quality and a good buy.



Post Edited (2022-09-25 08:32)

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: JTJC 
Date:   2022-09-24 23:01

5 stars based on ZERO reviews. They just know they are good.

Love the white gloves supplied with their C clarinet. I’m sure some people will say the gloves improve their tone, articulation, intonation, legato, throat notes, altissimo etc etc etc

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: Hunter_100 
Date:   2022-09-25 03:41

I bought one of their cases for $30 for my eb to replace the stock one that fell apart. I figured for the price it was little risk. It turned out to be a pretty nice case. I would not buy an instrument from them though.

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 Re: Yinfente Rosewood Clarinets
Author: MusicallyMrM 
Date:   2022-09-25 08:35

.....those corny white gloves. It's a marching band thing. I remember the clarinets used them in my college marching band. Cut the fingertips out of them and it added some pizazz to the pagentry.  :)

But back to the clarinets. That went all out to give them that Backun or even the Patricola look, didn't they?



Post Edited (2022-09-25 08:37)

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