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    Help identifying a Bass clarinet Brand

    I’m starting a new job at a high school and I’m doing inventory of the instruments we have in the closet. I come across a very vintage looking bass clarinet case, and inside is a one piece bass clarinet with all the necessary parts. The problem is that the serial number only has four digits...
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    Bass Clarinet Resistant Just Above the Break

    I play on an old Selmer Low C bass clarinet that my school owns. The instrument plays pretty well in all ranges except for just above the break. The range from B to the D just above the break is really resistant and hard to play in, especially with regards to dynamic control and tone quality...
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    Bass Clarinet neck screw broken

    My bass clarinet has 2 screws to hold the neck in place. One of the screws (left side) broke off. I asked my band teacher and he says its fine and it doesn't actually hold the neck to the body. I'm still worried about it and what should I do? Should I go over to where i got the clarinet (ted...
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    Selmer Paris bass clarinet A series

    Dear forum, I am able to buy a Selmer Paris bass clarinet with serial number A1xxx. According to the serial number lists it is from 1978. Is it worth 2000 dollars or is that to much for a almost 40 years old instrument. They say it is just checked by a professional. kind regards Johan
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    Looking at mics

    I play bass clarinet and soprano clarinet, and would like to start recording myself playing. Started to look into microphones only to realize there is a huge variety and I dont know what to choose, after a little research I believe a large condenser mic is recommended (correct if wrong), I am...
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    Help Playing the Rose Étude #1 (from 32 Rose Etudes) for High School Audition

    Hi there, I am playing the first Rose Étude from 32 Rose Etudes for my high school band audition (I play bass clarinet). I can play most of it decently, but I struggle with playing the thirty-second notes. Even though it's just a scale (sort of), my fingers always screw it up some how. I'm...
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    Have a hard time playing high notes on Bb Bass Clarinet above high F

    Dear Everyone, I've been having a hard time playing high notes above F on my Bb Bass Clarinet. I think it's my embouchure and I need tips on how to play any high notes above the high F. I've bought a new DARK Rovner ligature and a Yamaha 4C Mouthpiece for Bb Bass Clarinet, but it's still fairly...
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    Bb, Eb Alto Bass Clarinet play old school video games tunes

    https://youtu.be/UTpTfLuClNA Four clarinets (B flat, E flat, Alto and Bass) and one accordion find their way inside classic video games: Castlevania (the original), Super Mario Theme, Super Mario underwater, Legend of Zelda Outset Island theme from the Windwaker, Zelda's Lullaby, and the Legend...
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    Accent BC742C Bass Clarinet minor issues

    Hi guys :) so I bought Accent's low C model, the BC742C, and the instrument itself seems awesome. Great intonation, tone, etc, but like most, also seems to need a couple adjustments out of the box. I was hoping you guys could help me figure some out. 1. The middle F# (just first finger) is...
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    Accent Bass Clarinet minor issues

    Hi guys :) so I bought Accent's low C model, the BC742C, and the instrument itself seems awesome. Great intonation, tone, etc, but like most, also seems to need a couple adjustments out of the box. I was hoping you guys could help me figure some out. 1. The middle F# (just first finger) is...
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    Finding more information on my bass clarinet

    Hello! I'm new to the forum, and wanted to see if I could get some more information about my bass clarinet. I bought it about 2 years ago from my teacher, but she didn't know much about its origins. It's a Selmer (Paris) Low E (not Eb), with a really sweet tone. Serial number 9497. Does anyone...
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    Help identifying my noblet bass clarinet please!

    Hi I'm looking for some help to identify the model and potential age of my bass clarinet. I asked a few years ago, but had no luck as I can only find a 3 digit serial number rather than a 4 but wondered if anyone might have any more ideas? I've looked at the serial numbers online. I've added...
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    Choosing a Step Up Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece

    Hi there, I started bass clarinet few months ago. I bought a used Bundy from my repairman. He also gave me a student mouthpiece. Since I've been playing tenor sax for a few years and I use 6 to 7* tip opening on it, that student bass clarinet mouthpiece is too closed tip for me and has lots of...
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    Contra-alto Altissimo

    Hello all, I have two high school students who, for their all-region auditions, are required to play an altissimo E (3 ledger lines). I have tried the "cheater" fingering of the over-blown A-key and it just won't work. The actual fingering combination is also unsuccessful. Both instruments...
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    Who have experiences with yamaha 621 or 622

    I'm suprised why you don't read about the yamaha 621 or622 wooden bass clarinets. I play on a plastic yamaha,the 221II, and i'm reale content with it. I have tried a wooden buffet and also leblanc, but i still prefer my plastic yamaha. Because the quality is so high of the 221II yamaha, i expect...
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    Bass Clarinet Quartet

    If you haven't heard of Edmund Welles, you should at least check out the samples available on their website, or at CDBaby. Edmund Welles is a bass clarinet quartet (yes, four bass clarinets) that plays "heavy chamber music", based in Oakland, California. Expect something between jazz and...
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