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  1. Can the Yamaha YCL-255S Bb clarinet play altissimo?

    Hi! I’m a high school student buying a new clarinet and I found the Yamaha YCL-255S at an affordable price. My high school music requires me to play a lot of high notes including some of the altissimo register. I’ve heard that this model is meant for beginners and intermediate and was just...
  2. How do I play with an almost horizontal Bass Clarinet mouthpiece?

    Concert band is starting up this year again for high school, and my band teacher gave me a really nice bass clarinet. The only problem is, the neck makes the mouth piece almost 100% horizontal, and the looseness of the mouthpiece and neck also make it fall. Before when I played in middle school...
  3. Which buffet clarinet should I keep: Pre R13 or E13?

    I have just bought pre R13 serial 44xxx and I also have a newer E13 serial K171xxx, both are near mint and made in france. I am thinking in selling one of them, Which one should I keep?
  4. Info about Yamaha Clarinet CS with no "Custom" engraved

    • Does anyone know about a YCL CS that has no "Custom" engraved on it as in the picture attached? • How much is this clarinet worth? I tried to find info about it but cannot find any, even in pictures. All I can find is that the YCL CS seem to have always the "Custom" engraved... It has CS...
  5. Blowing Pressure

    Hey! As a teenager I played the Oboe for 5 years, until the time I finished school. For time reasons I had a break of almost 10 years. I wanted to start again, but I had a diaphragmatic hernia.. Since there is a slight risk of recurrence due to the high pressure in the abdominal area while...
  6. mmatisoff

    Bass clarinet pad leads

    I own a used Vito Reso-tone bass clarinet. I've taken it to two different repair techs. The first tech said he repaired the bent keys and leaking pads. Unfortunately, the poor guy didn't do it right, so I had to bring it back to him. He still didn't know how to fix bent keys and didn't see that...
  7. keith

    Tune grade for Clarinet

    Hi all, I am interested in playing Adagio from Moonlight Sonata and as a relative newbie am curious what grade this would be considered? Regards, Keith
  8. Help with Identifying Vintage Clarinet

    I know absolutely nothing about clarinets but seen this at a yard sale and picked it up for $15. After looking at it the only thing I could find on it was Selmer Paris; HS; Made in France, on the mouthpiece and the number 44548 on what I am going to call the barrel. Any information would be...
  9. Closed Hole Buffet Clarinet

    Hi! I just want to preface this by saying I'm not an actual clarinet player. I've played the flute for 12 years. So, I found an old clarinet while cleaning up a family garage. The brand is Buffet and has closed holes. It's completely plastic and a little musty tbh. Does anyone know anything...
  10. jasonalder

    Vintage Leblanc catalogues

    I'm looking for any and all vintage Leblanc sales catalogues, ads, pricelists, posters, reviews, articles, etc., specifically from the 1930s-1970s, but I'll also gladly take more recent things too. If anyone has any pdfs, links, or hard copy I'd be very grateful to know about it either here or...
  11. Clarinet in A brands. Help!

    Hi there, I'm in need of some advice and any help would be appreciated! I have just started university, studying music and I am in need of an A clarinet. I have a Bb and have played the Eb and A but never have owned one as I used to borrow them from my music centre. However, as I have started...
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    Grafton Acrylic Clarinet
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    Grafton Acrylic Clarinet
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    Grafton Acrylic Clarinet
  15. New Podcast Interview: Hachig Kazarian about playing Middle Eastern Clarinet

    https://taqs.im/hachig-kazarian/ Hachig Kazarian from Detroit, whose clarinet defines the Armenian-American clarinet sound which shaped the musical experiences of entire generations of Diaspora Armenians living in the United States for much of the 20th century. Having attended the famed...
  16. Axel's Woodwindroom

    Hi all! New clarinet microphone video online!

    Hi all! I am new in this forum. I´m a woodwind multiinstrumentalist from Germany and Austria mostly touring and recording flutes, clarinets, saxes, whistles and Duduk for Pop & Jazz-Acts. Lately I did a little clarinet microphone comparison on youtube. Check it out here: Hope you like it...
  17. Ashleyc600

    Help please!

    Hello Everyone! My name is Ashley and I have recently been given two clarinets to sell (kind of my job is to sell random things for people). So anyways I have researched and looked everywhere and still am so confused as to what I have! If anyone knows specifically let me know I’d be so...
  18. SamanthaWright

    Jazz Clarinet Transcription Blog

    Hello fellow Clarinetists! I just wanted to share my weekly Jazz-Clarinet Blog with you all- it may be of interest! :) Every week I create and post two transcriptions from a different jazz clarinetist onto my website, along with some brief biographical information. The clarinet was such an...
  19. Need Help Identifying a Buffet Clarinet

    Hi all. Full disclosure, I'm an online ebay seller of all sorts of wares, and i've come across a wooden buffet clarinet. I am unable to nail down the model. but the most puzzling thing (for me) about this clarinet is that there is a metal barrel ring at the top of the upper joint. I havent seen...
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