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What's your Bass Clarinet Setup

TrueTone

Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History
#41
To revive this yet again:
I'm using: a 1951 low E (Not Eb!) Selmer Paris, along with a Vandoren B44, V12 3.5 reeds, and a Rovner dark ligature.
Plus I'm considering trying another mouthpiece in the future, so that may change.
I now have a 1990sish? Model 35 Selmer Paris, same mpc, lig, I'm using both V12 3.5s and Blue Box 3s now though. (It's Serial #M57xx. Obviously last 30 years. About as much as I know other than the principal bass clarinet of the Ann Arbor Concert band used it before me, and they got a low C Selmer instead. Maybe I can have that one when they change horns again? =P )
 

TrueTone

Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History
#43
Well I'm now using a Selmer C* and Blue Box 3s. I don't get why I liked that B44 before, I said to Clark Fobes when I was at Clarinetfest that literally every bass mpc there I tried played better than it, and that's been true so far outside of it too.
Same horn as above unless I need a low C, in that case I can borrow a (university owned.) Buffet 1193 or Yamaha 622 from someone else here.
 

saxhound

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#44
An update. I was liking the Fibracell 3 with the Fobes mouthpiece, but still having trouble with the low Eb. I picked up a Fibracell 3.5, and magically, the Eb was there, and very powerful. No problems over the break either. My buddies in the audience said that the BC was shaking the room when I hit the low notes. I might have to try a 4.
 

TrueTone

Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History
#45
Well I'm now using a Selmer C* and Blue Box 3s. I don't get why I liked that B44 before, I said to Clark Fobes when I was at Clarinetfest that literally every bass mpc there I tried played better than it, and that's been true so far outside of it too.
Same horn as above unless I need a low C, in that case I can borrow a (university owned.) Buffet 1193 or Yamaha 622 from someone else here.
Well I now am using a Fobes RR and have been since November, I think it sounds a bit better than the C*.
Same Selmer Paris Bass, Vandoren Blue Box 3s, and Rovner lig.
I might try some different reeds though-I know a Vandoren rep will be here for Clarinet day Saturday, so I could try theirs, and I think some other brands will be sold there too hopefully. (Also how on earth has February gone by this fast?)
 

TrueTone

Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History
#47
RR is a Fobes Facing. What mouthpiece model? Nova, San Fran, Debut, etc.

I’m currently playing on a Debut with a Facing I put on it that is similar to Fobes CF facing. Legere tenor sax Studio 3 reed.
Whoops, forgot to put that part. It's an SF model mpc that I got used on the internet.
What Bass are you playing that on, out of curiosity?
 
#48
Kessler 1st gen with low C. HR body.

I had been playing more open set ups of my own making. I may go back to them but I’m exploring this more conventional tip opening for now. I’m a fan of straight sidewalls inside a mouthpiece. These are commonly found in plastic mouthpieces. HR mouthpieces typically have A shaped sidewalls and sound a bit too dark for my tastes.
 
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