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 YCL61 Barrel
Author: RefacerMan 
Date:   2019-11-26 08:17

A student of mine has a Yamaha YCL61 that is wooden. It needs a better barrel. Does anyone know what after market barrels would fit a YCL61? Thanks for any info you can provide.

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 Re: YCL61 Barrel
Author: Juanzen 
Date:   2019-11-26 08:46

I think Backun would fit, I have seen many players recently with that combination Yamaha+backun barrel/bell so if possible I suggest you test them to see if you can get better results.

Istvan Kohan also seems to play on aftermarket barrels with his Yamaha clarinet, but I have no idea what he uses.

To be honest most barrels will fit mouthpieces are somewhat standard and the upper tenon is also somewhat standard, the barrells meant for R13s have a very clear goal though so I don't think they will have huge results on other instruments.

Try as many as you can.

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 Re: YCL61 Barrel
Author: donald 
Date:   2019-11-26 09:13

I played on Yamaha clarinets from that era and used buffet moennigcand chadash barrels with no problems (in fact, they were improvements)

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 Re: YCL61 Barrel
Author: gwie 
Date:   2019-11-26 11:15

I have a restored YCL-61 that is playing fantastically well with a Backun Lumiere cocobolo 65mm barrel.

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 Re: YCL61 Barrel
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2019-11-27 02:54

The Chadash gets another vote from me, the reverse taper.


Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces


Yamaha Artist 2015




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 Re: YCL61 Barrel
Author: Ed 
Date:   2019-11-27 04:05

Also consider the Clark Fobes barrel

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