What is your Clarinet setup ?

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

  1. Merlin

    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    I just recently changed my clarinet setup. Used to play a Vandoren B40/13 with #3 blue box Vandorens.

    My B40s were going on 20+ years old, and had both had the facings tweaked a few times.

    I moved to a Ron Caravan mouthpiece for a while, as it plays well with the #3 blue box reeds, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for.

    Got a new Walter Grabner K13* last week. That piece, with #3.5 V12 Vandorens is exactly what I wish I had 20 years ago! I feel like a real clarinet player again.
     
  2. southernboi3

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    My setup is.

    Leblanc Concerto J.D Hite D mouthpiece, Vandoren 3 1/2 V.12 Reeds

    Leblanc Classic II (LL) Vandoren B45 mouthpiece, 3 1/2- 4 V.12 Reeds.
     
  3. TrueTone

    TrueTone Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History

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    1969 Selmer Series 9
    Either a Vandoren 5RV or the Chicago Kaspar (see the thread on it from earlier this month)
    Vandoren V12 3.5
    Rovner lig
     
  4. Gandalfe

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    I felt the same way with Grabner's Laurie Bloom mouthpiece on bass clarinet and the contrabass clarinet mouthpiece. Such lovely pieces.
     
  5. TrueTone

    TrueTone Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History

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    Well I'm typically using a Vandoren M15 now, otherwise my Kaspar is still a backup with an uneven facing.
     
  6. Tony Fairbridge

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    I'm playing a somewhat tweaked B & H Imperial with another one as a backup. An E11 in C and a metal Selmer for fun. I also have a Vito plateau clarinet for days when my arthritis is making itself known. I mostly use a Clark Fobes San Fransisco CF+ with Rue Lepic 3's. Among my less frequently played clarinets are a couple of Pustophons, one Boehm and one Oehler, a couple of B & H Edgwares and a 1010, a pre-WW2 Conn, a Leblanc Bass, a Rudolph Eubel Bb, a Louis of London from 1927, a Jerome Thibouville Lamy from around 189X, a pre-R13 Buffet from the 30's plus a motley assortment of others.
    Tony F.
     
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  7. pete

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    I had never heard of that manufacturer, so I Googled: collaboration between PUchner and STOwasser, both companies I had heard of. Pretty cool.
     
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  8. Horndoc1

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    On my Big Easy Leblanc I alternate between a very old, no nane kard rubber mouthpiece with a nicket silver lay and a Stowell Wells & Schneider B2hard rubber. I previously played an OBrien 4 OCB, however (sob) it fell off a table and is no more. Off and on againworking with a Pomerico jazz facing. Oleg ligature is outstanding! Other ligatures used are Vandoren and Mitchell Lurie. Reeds are Signature cut Legere 2.5 and 3 and Rico Grand Concert Evolution #3. My other clarinet is a Buffet made in 1906, wrap-around octave key and it plays fine. I like the big bores. One of my students is using my 1946 Selmer BT. Anybody seen a Richards Silhouette clarinet? It is a large bore (.591) with distictively shaped leys made of Beryllium nickel. I did guality control work for RMC in 1962 when they closed down the clarinet plant. Only about 40 horns survived. I'd love to find one..
     
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  10. TrueTone

    TrueTone Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History

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    Well I got my Kaspar back from refacing last week and it most definitely plays well...
    It's my main mouthpiece now. (at least on my Series 9 Bb. It sounds brighter than I want on my K-Series A.)
    Speaking of the Grabners mentioned above, I'm hoping to try one of his bass mpcs when I'm at Clarinetfest later this month... (and hopefully buy it, too. =P )
     
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