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 Re: Clarinet buzz
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2019-05-25 03:55

Firstly, are the pads seating firmly enough? A weak spring allowing a pad to bounce can cause this. If that isn't the answer, try cutting a piece of plastic food wrap (Saran Wrap, Gladwrap, whatever) large enough to cover a tone hole and slide it under the large lower pads one at a time and see if this indicates which pad is causing the problem. The buzzing should stop when you find the bad pad. Sometimes a pad that looks OK will still cause a buzz if the surface skin is a bit loose or if it has a split which may not be readily visible.
With regard to mouthpieces, while the Emperor, Edgware, Regent and Imperial have a slightly larger bore than is normal today they will all play well with a standard French-style mouthpiece. I have example of all of these and I play them with either a Vandoren M13 or a Fobes CF+. The 1010 and the Symphony have a larger bore and require a require a different mouthpiece.

I endorse KDK's suggestions above.

Tony F.

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