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 Doreen Ketchens on her $750 Korean clarinet
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2021-03-06 23:37

Doreen gets a lot of jazz from her composite Shine clarinet made in South Korea.
She says in the latest edition of The Clarinet that she's worn out a Selmer and a Buffet, and the Shine instrument may be more durable for the outdoor performances she does.

Playing a Shine On "Washington and Lee Swing" at 701 Royal St in the New Orleans French Quarter (before COVID19):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siVJtORnS2A.



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 Re: Doreen Ketchens on her $750 Korean clarinet
Author: donald 
Date:   2021-03-07 00:50

The Shine company made a really good student clarinet - I recall testing it out at Clarinetfest one year (2003 in Salt Lake City?). They made the right hand tone holes slightly smaller (and thus slightly higher/closer together) to accommodate the smaller hands of children. I was impressed with the care they had gone to to design this (without the instrument becoming stuffy).

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 Re: Doreen Ketchens on her $750 Korean clarinet
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2021-03-07 01:15

The model you tried sounds like their model S, shown here:

https://www.newindshop.com/shop/shine-s-clarinet.

Yoonah Kim tries out the ST-2 model here in the DUO MUSIC video (beginning at time stamp 5:58):

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yoonah+kim+tries+out+the+shine+clarinet.



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 Re: Doreen Ketchens on her $750 Korean clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-03-07 02:08

I'm sure they are decent instruments and it's nice to see alternatives to what's already on offer, only the thing that gets me on their site is they make the claims the Shine ST2 is "The only student clarinet that has auxiliary Eb key" or "Extra Eb Key - First on a Student Instrument (ABS Body)" which simply isn't true as Amati, Schreiber/Buffet and Yamaha have offered the LH Ab/Eb lever on their plastic entry level models and I suspect there were or are others.

https://www.newindshop.com/shop/shine-st-2-bb-clarinet

It's still a shame they and none of the established or big name makers offer well-made and affordable plastic C clarinets with 17/6 (or even 18/6 keywork with the LH Ab/Eb lever) as I'm sure they'd be popular.

Chris.

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 Re: Doreen Ketchens on her $750 Korean clarinet
Author: donald 
Date:   2021-03-07 03:11

A yamaha plastic C clarinet would be awesome!
December/Jan 2019/20 an opera in Paris changed from "historic instruments" to modern at a weeks notice and the clarinet section used Amati plastic C clarinets (selected as the best 2 out of a selection of around 20). They sound fine but require some "Re-tuning" (as did my wooden Amati). No one in the audience noticed.



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 Re: Doreen Ketchens on her $750 Korean clarinet
Author: m1964 
Date:   2021-03-08 18:13

donald wrote:


>... December/Jan 2019/20 an opera in Paris changed from "historic
> instruments" to modern at a weeks notice and the clarinet
> section used Amati plastic C clarinets ... No one in the
> audience noticed.
>

Donald,
How would you know that?



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