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 Mouthpiece Challenged Newbie
Author: Claude 
Date:   2022-06-09 18:24

Totally confused. My clarinet is a 1958 Boosey & Hawkes, hard rubber. Checked out by a tech, she says in very good condition. Also checked by my teacher.

Yesterday I bought a Hite Premier MP. It squeaks and squawks, quite randomly. I have the MP that came with my clarinet and an old Noblet student MP. Neither of them squeak when I play. The Hite, when not squeaking, sounds richer, fuller and rounder than the other two. The Noblet sort of sounds like a bagpipe.

I’ve done my best to isolate the difference in my playing with the Hite. Using the same ligature, same reed. I’ve changed up the order that I play. No squeaks with the B&H and Noblet. Squeaking at random times and pitches and sounds from the Hite. I’ve looked at the Hite under a magnifying loupe, there’s no obvious wrong shapes, with the disclaimer that I’m just looking for something a newbie could spot.

I play Oboe and Alto Flute so my embouchure is double lip. I get the same sounds when I play single lip. I’m very much a beginner on the clarinet.

I hope you experienced people can shed some light on this and give me some advice.


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