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 (Somewhat) pro non-wooden clarinet?
Author: Niclas.e.gustafsson 
Date:   2022-11-23 12:49


I am fed up with my clarinets cracking. Had really bad luck with two fine and expensive instruments cracking from the thumb all the way up. The first one couldn’t be fixed... dont know yet with this one.. still processing and finding a good repairperson. Can’t understand why this keeps happening. Always cleaning them, not playing them after being outside in the cold, drying all the tone holes, as instructed in the manual from yamaha. Small cracks is a part of our lives (even thought my last prestigue cracked in 7 places at once, which was a bit over the top…), but this? Twice?! :(

I’m a clarinet teacher these days, stopped freelancing a few years ago when i got a family, and all my free time is spent in my studio mixing and producing for other people, so an expensive wooden horn seems to be… not an option due to this constant cracking. So sick and tired of this happening. No one i know, pro or amateur, have had anywhere close to this much bad luck, and some abuses their horns like crazy!

What should i buy? Anything with a left hand Eb would be nice.. does that even exists?

Got an lyrique some 15 years ago and that was a real dissappointment with bad adjustment and way too soft keys. Have they gotten better?

My backup clarinet now is a bottom of the line jupiter and it plays rather okay. But no projection and not the best intonation. So i want to find a new one as soon as possible.

Best regards

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Niclas.e.gustafsson 2022-11-23 12:49 
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Niclas.e.gustafsson 2022-11-24 12:43 
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Chris P 2022-11-23 18:52 
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