Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Woodwind.OrgThe Clarinet BBoardThe C4 standard

  BBoard Equipment Study Resources Music General    
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Previous Message  |  Next Message 
 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)

 Reply To Message  |  Avail. Forums  |  Flat View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 

 Topics Author  Date
 Vandoren tuning rings, good or not?  new
Kaos 2019-06-17 03:31 
 Re: Vandoren tuning rings, good or not?  new
kdk 2019-06-17 04:32 
 Re: Vandoren tuning rings, good or not?  new
Paul Aviles 2019-06-17 06:27 
 Re: Vandoren tuning rings, good or not?  new
Kaos 2019-06-17 22:55 

 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Remember my login:
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
is sponsored by:

For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

Major events especially for clarinetists

Retailers and manufacturers of clarinets, both modern and early replica

Instrument repairs, restorations, adjustments, and overhauls.

Mouthpieces & Barrels
Fine makers of mouthpieces and barrels, from wood to crystal to hard rubber and plastic

Accessories that every clarinetist needs - reed makers and shapers, ligatures, greases, oils, and preservatives ... and more!

Great reeds available from around the world

Music & Books
CDs, Sheet Music, and some of the greatest reference books ever written!

Services and products too varied to categorize! Repair, recording, news

     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact