What is your Clarinet setup ?

Discussion in 'Bb (Soprano) Clarinet' started by Steve, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. WoodwindDoubler

    WoodwindDoubler

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    Ya. I'm jealous, I want more instruments!!! I could just quit music school HAHA ... that would give me an "extra" 15-20K per year.
     
  2. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I stayed in school but married a very rich girl. :cool:
     
  3. WoodwindDoubler

    WoodwindDoubler

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    Good plan ... stay in school and marry into money. - I'll just add that to the to-do list ;o)

    HAHA!
     
  4. Tammi

    Tammi Private woodwind instructor

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    My main clarinet is a Selmer Signature. Currently I'm enjoying a Portnoy 3, Bonade or Rovner lig, and either Vandoren trad. 3.5's or V16 3's.

    I have 10 other soprano clarinets in Albert and Boehm systems that I doodle around with from time to time.
     
  5. clarinetfellow

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    I'm new to this site and new to playing the clarinet however my current clarinet is a Buffet E-11 which I bought new and simply love it.:-D
     
  6. Dave Dolson

    Dave Dolson Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Clarinetfellow: Welcome aboard.

    The original question was about your set-up . . . meaning, what mouthpiece, ligature, and reed do you use? Maybe more importantly . . . why? You may want to tell us your skill-level and what type of music you play with your Buffet.

    For example, I've been playing for 50 years - mostly soprano saxophone. But my clarinet is a Buffet RC Prestige (backed up by an R-13, a Silver-King, and a couple of Albert Systems - Conn and Buescher). I use a Vandoren 66 mouthpiece with a soft Fibracell reed and usually a metal two-screw ligature. I play exclusively traditional (New Orleans style) jazz. DAVE
     
  7. retread

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    In the clarinet case for concert band: Ridenour Lyrique, Morgan RM15, Gonzalez FOF 2.75.
    In the alto sax claripack case for big band: Leblanc Classic II, Morgan and Gonzalez. Ligs are Bonade and Luyben.

    Note: this does not indicate that I think the Leblanc is better for big band. It means I am too lazy to move clarinets from case to case, and I find both clarinets a pleasure to play.
     
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  8. eddierich

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    My setup has changed quite a bit since I posted it over a year ago. Now I'm playing the same R13 with a Backun Fatboy barrel, Backun bell, Grabner K13 mouthpiece, BG lig, Vandoren V12 3.5, and a Ton Kooiman thumb rest. All of the changes have been positive in their own way and I've never been happier with my clarinet playing.
     
  9. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    How do you like your Grabner?

    I highly recommend his pieces for bass clarinet and am impressed with the Grabner I have for soprano clarinet.
     
  10. metbysax

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    I play an early 80's Buffet R-13. I have Fobes barrels in 65, 66, and 67 lengths. My two favorite mouthpieces are a early 1960's Ithaca Bay and a Wells mouthpiece with a very peculiar shaped window, kinda like a keyhole slot.

    I play Vandoren v12's in 3.5 or 4 depending on chops strength and a Vandoren optimum ligature with the tone plate with two rails.
     
  11. Bassoonist

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    I have an plastic Accent clarinet. I don't know much about the brand, my mom got it for me back in early 2005 when I really wanted to play the clarinet.

    No matter what quality of brand and model it is, it does all it needs to do for my casual clarinet playing, since I don't play it in any ensembles. (nor do I have the skill to at the moment. =P)
     
  12. Groovekiller

    Groovekiller Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Buffet R-13 clarinet, circa 1961. Wells mouthpiece refaced by Erik Greiffenhagen with a Morgan RM-28 facing. I've also used a Morgan RM-28.

    I've played clarinets better than mine and I used a Vandoren B46 for years but I never found another B46 I liked as much. You're better off with the Morgan.
     
  13. Oboeguy

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    Clarinet Setup

    Couesnon (Monople?) Bb (and A)
    Barrel looks like it could be an old Conn tuning barrel (screws up and down instead of click with a good bit of metal in it. REALLY opened my sound up! But haven't been able to find info on it anywhere.)
    Genussa Excellente GE* Mouthpiece
    Rico Grand Concert 3's but thinking about V12s and seeing how they do me.
     
  14. Heckelphone

    Heckelphone Double Reed CE Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Don't even remember my soprano...

    Leblanc 350; Clark Fobes "San Francisco" mpc; rovner lig; Vandoren #3 reeds :-D
     
  15. fluteypiccolosax

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    crappy plastic vito with a vandoren B45 mp and vandoren 3.5's(shaved a tad)
     
  16. RoBass

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    Oh, waht a brand pool!

    That's mine:

    1x Amati maestro m500 (Bb, full incl. flat E)
    1x NoName ebonite (Bb, full, appr. 30 years old)
    1x Durbin CL-116 (Bb plastic, who's figuring out this brand is a professional at all;-)
    1x Weinberger (like the Durbin:)
    1x ORFEI (should be Bb, on the way to a museum, it's a "well done" Ucraine instrument, appr. 10-20 yers old and in "fresh released" condition)
    1x vintage German type wooden clarinet modified barrel (Bb, for france MPC bored, appr. 1910 student model)

    MPCs: a few acrylic and ebonite noname (some vintage models without marking), Selmer C, Rico Royal B5, Rico La Voz, Amati ???, Vandoren B45 lyre

    Remark: I'm not a professional musician, I'm a technician with historical scientific background.

    kindly
    Roman
     
  17. bmcclellan

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    1x Buffet R13 Bb
    1x Buffet E11 A
    1x Ridenour Basset A
    1x Woodwind Eb Soprano
    1x Amati 351 C
    1x Conn rubber Eb Alto
    1x Leblanc Paris Eb Alto
    1x Conn bass to E
    1x Yamaha YCL 221II bass clarinet
    1x Vito EEb Contra
    1x Ridenour BBb Contra


    Bobby M.
     
  18. Illumination

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    I have a Vito Plastic clarinet (not the fanciest horn, but it works very well) with a Rovner ligature and Vandoren 3.5 reeds.
     
  19. JfW

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    Noblet 40 with a Vandoren B46
    as well as an old Selmer Bundy

    The Bundy is probably in a better state of adjustment, and it's still easily outplayed by the much more ergonomic Noblet (afterall, two summers ago, a whole colony of ants took up residence in it, with the queen's harem located in the barrel. I haven't yet gone properly through it again as it's a bit sticky)
     
  20. Steve

    Steve Clarinet CE/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Where were you storing that Bundy ?
     

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