Clarinet Preferences

    
Clarinet Preferences    17:40 on Tuesday, January 19, 2010          

Pyface
(157 points)
Posted by Pyface

Hi!
I just wondered what mouthpieces people liked! Also brands, models, etc...
Also, what do people know about Morrie Backun barrels?


Re: Clarinet Preferences    17:41 on Tuesday, January 19, 2010          

Pyface
(157 points)
Posted by Pyface

I'm not trying to buy, i'm just curious!


Re: Clarinet Preferences    18:46 on Tuesday, January 19, 2010          

jvanullen
(186 points)
Posted by jvanullen

I personally play on a Vandoren M30. My backup is a Greg Smith 1+.

As far as Backun products, I have never really liked any of them. I know people who think his barrels are the best in all situations, but I have never played on a barrel of his that I preferred over my stock barrel that came with my instrument. Does that mean that you won't like them? Of course not!

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As for instruments, I play R13 Vintages.
My bass is an old LowEb Noblet.


Re: Clarinet Preferences    12:10 on Friday, January 22, 2010          

wamcmw
(86 points)
Posted by wamcmw

I play on a super-old R13, from 1953. My mouthpiece is an M13 Lyre and as far as barrels go, I use a Moennig. I find the Moennigs to be very, very good. They help with tuning and make it easier to move about the horn in larger intervals. My A clarinet is an RC which I have found to be a pretty good line. I just need to have it worked on by Mark Jacobi, Tim Clark or Mike Hammer. Those guys are the best.


Re: Clarinet Preferences    14:41 on Saturday, January 23, 2010          

chaffincr
(4 points)
Posted by chaffincr

I have played on various mouthpieces for over 25 years but have found my favorite to be a Vandoren B45 for Bb Clarinets. The bore is especially wide and creates a rich, mellow tone without feeling too soggy in the chalumeau register. I would also recommend a Bonade Ligature with this particular mouthpiece as it seems to be a good fit of proper pressure in just the right locations on the reed. Most mid-range to upper level reeds work quite nicely with it.


Re: Clarinet Preferences    20:44 on Thursday, January 28, 2010          

tmheimer
(76 points)
Posted by tmheimer

I use the Vandoren 5RV. For 30 years I used the old V360 and still have it. They don't make them any more--I keep it as my backup. The 5RV is very similar.


Re: Clarinet Preferences    21:00 on Thursday, January 28, 2010          

ez
(24 points)
Posted by ez

I am using a used B45 and an old GM Bundy. The best so far compared to my collection of over 20 mpc.


Re: Clarinet Preferences    11:21 on Friday, February 19, 2010          

tmontana12
(5 points)
Posted by tmontana12

idk what its name is but t starts with a v.lol


Re: Clarinet Preferences    20:26 on Saturday, February 20, 2010          

rkif3f
(6 points)
Posted by rkif3f

Like a poster said earlier, it's all about preference. An earlier poster said that he played on a Vandoren B45. I played on one until my senior year of high school then I just couldn't stand it anymore. now I use a Hyte D series and it's really good. I just bought a M13 Lyre mouthpiece but I haven't tried it out yet. So, it's all about preference.


Re: Clarinet Preferences    14:10 on Sunday, February 21, 2010          

Pyface
(157 points)
Posted by Pyface

What is so inverted about the Bonade ligatures? It looks the same as my first ligature! I have a leather one now. Would you really recommend it? One of my two band directors sometimes plays clarinet with me, and he has a chainmail ligature! He says that at a convention, someone tried a load of ligs, and the chainmail one sounded the best! Lol!


Re: Clarinet Preferences    14:04 on Saturday, March 13, 2010          

svalur
(2 points)
Posted by svalur

I'm currently playing on a Vandoren 5RV mouthpiece for concert music, and a Ridenour clear mouthpiece for marching. I like them both a lot!


Re: Clarinet Preferences    18:24 on Sunday, March 14, 2010          

krosskuntryrunne
r

Im using a gigliotti and sometimes a vandoren M30 Lyre...I like the gigliotii better though...


Re: Clarinet Preferences    09:23 on Wednesday, April 7, 2010          

DanceClarinet
(4 points)
Posted by DanceClarinet

I play on what I can get. Vandooren mainly


Re: Clarinet Preferences    16:29 on Thursday, May 6, 2010          

pmjerome
(1 point)
Posted by pmjerome

Vandoren B46 with Vandoren Optimum Ligature. I get a good pure sound out of it.


Re: Clarinet Preferences    13:21 on Thursday, August 5, 2010          

Pittbullz2006
(8 points)
Posted by Pittbullz2006

I play on a vandoren 5RV. I seem to like it alot. Im intrested in testing out some new mouthpieces though. My private lesson teacher recommend a hite mouthpiece but I havnt got around to buying one. I played on his and didnt really see a difference. I suppose it all goes on preference.


   








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