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 Vandoren tuning rings, good or not?
Author: Kaos 
Date:   2019-06-17 03:31

I am a conservatory student, me and my teacher noticed that my clarinet started to play one semitone sharp in all the instrument range. It gets noticeable especially when I play in Conservatory Youth Orchestra with other clarinets. He tried the instrument himself to confirm it. It's a Yamaha 26II with B45 mouthpiece, I just got it fully serviced. If I pull out the barrel a little the clarinet is perfeclty in tune (I also checked with the tuner) so my teacher ordered for me the vandoren tuning rings to keep the barrel shifted at a steady height, are them good? have you tried these rings? I should receive them in a week or 2.

He said that Yamaha student clarinets are usually pitched sharp for beginners with poor embochure, they play right at the beginning but once you start to grow out of them they sound a little sharp because you play harder reeds and your embochure is getting good. Is it true? Did you have the same problem? How did you solve it? (besides getting a new horn!)

I know I should get a pro wood clarinet but for now I can't afford it, my family is not wealthy and I'm on a scholarship, so my teacher tries to get my actual clarinet sound as best as it can that's why he got me the tuning rings. For exams and special events he borrows me his Buffet Tradition, even though he said that my 26II has quite a good sound.

(I'm from Italy so here we play at 442)

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