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Break-in needed for plastic recorder?    06:23 on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Larryq22
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Hi. I just purchased a plastic tenor recorder (should arrive any day now). Is there a break-in period suggested for plastic instruments, or is that just for wooden ones? Thanks, Larry

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Re: Break-in needed for plastic recorder?    22:03 on Thursday, July 08, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post -1 votes

Whisk
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Hello!

If you're still looking for information, as far as I know, plastic recorders don't need a breaking in period. I think that wood needs to adjust to the moisture and warmth of playing, but plastic is much more forgiving that way. Hope you're having fun with your new tenor. =) Is this your first tenor recorder?

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New plastic tenor recorder    21:29 on Friday, July 09, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Larryq22
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I replaced a wooden recorder with a new plastic one. The wooden one was quite out of tune. I didn't use it much, actually - mostly I played my alto and soprano.

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Re: Break-in needed for plastic recorder?    22:48 on Friday, July 09, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post -1 votes

Whisk
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I see. I have a plastic tenor that's probably my favorite to play out of all of mine; I hope you love yours too. Happy playing!

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Re: Break-in needed for plastic recorder?    07:01 on Sunday, August 15, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post -1 votes

PhilOShite
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My ears say 10 seconds with a sledge hammer would do the job.

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Re: Break-in needed for plastic recorder?    23:47 on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

karlbonner82
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I do tend to notice that my plastic tenor and bass Yamahas sound a bit better now than they did a couple years ago, though that may only be because of practice, embouchure/breathing development, and aural skills on my behalf.

I can't answer the original question as to break-in, though it's possible that right at first your embouchure, etc. will need a few sessions to adjust to the new instrument. Hope it goes well. A GOOD plastic tenor can be one of the best recorder investments you ever make.

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Re: Break-in needed for plastic recorder?    08:50 on Sunday, January 02, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

mandrew
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A plastic instrument does not need any break in period. It is one of the benefits of plasstic. . . it is what it is, and stays that way. IF it sounds better as you play, it is not the instrument, but the result of your learning how to play it better. You will adjust to it, and you will improve!

   

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