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  1. Clarinet
    I am a huge fan of Karsten's necks on saxophone. He makes some of the best custom necks. I am keen to get a new neck for my bass clarinet but i have not seen much comments/reviews about his bass clarinet necks. Does anybody here have one and care to comment? Thanks
  2. Tips and Techniques
    Hello everyone! I am a high school freshman that's just starting marching band and, sadly, I need tips on how to play notes higher than a high C for bass clarinet. I'm playing a B.C. from Yamaha and a 2 reed from Vandora, I've checked out other posts but they were only for high F (5th line) and...
  3. Clarinet
    I've recently restored a Vito bass clarinet. Got it cheap as it needed overhauling. It came without a case. New cases cost a lot so I'm looking around to see if there's anything I can adapt/ make a case from. It's a one piece so that makes things a bit harder. Does anyone know of anything I can...
  4. Clarinet
    I primarily play bari and recently got a professional Kessler Custom tenor and have been enjoying it for a while. However, after seeing that Kessler just released a new batch of Midnight Low C bass clarinets, I'm thinking that getting one of those things would be a better investment than a...
  5. Clarinet
    Does anyone know of a repair shop offering a Low C bass clarinet extension? SoCal is preferred as well as any in the US. Thanks.
  6. Multi Sax!
    Hey y'all! I'm primarily a baritone sax player and I've been using the Kessler Solist custom bari and it's been great (I highly recommend using it by the way)! I've recently been learning about doubling. I do know that sax players usually double on other woodwinds such as flute or clarinet, and...
  7. Clarinet
    Has anyone tried both of these on bass clarinet? If so, could you tell me how they compare? I'm currently playing on a tenor sax Legere Signature 2.75 (that I've been playing since March) and I'm looking to get a backup. I've tried a number of different types of cane reeds on bass clarinet...
  8. Clarinet
    I recently picked up a Centered-Tone era (50's) Selmer Bass Clarinet. It was obviously well cared for and, after a few minor adjustments, it feels and plays great. It also has great intonation. Throughout its range, most notes are within 5 cents of the average tuning and none is off by more...
  9. Clarinet
    I just received today, after a 5 week wait, the bass clarinet I had bought on Ebay back at the end of January. I bought it on a whim, if you will (chorus sings Whim Away, Whim Away), as I have wanted to find an instrument that would be fairly easy to learn due to its similarity with sax. I...
  10. Clarinet
    Hello, I recently bought a Yamaha YCL 211 II bass clarinet and I'm very content . The only thing that is a bit strange is the placement of the thumb rest. For me it's just to low. There would be space to adjust it to a higher position, but the actual thumb rest doesn't allow for a lot of upward...
  11. Clarinet
    I play T, A, S and enjoy all three greatly. I feel I have a good command of them. Since I only play for my own enjoyment now that age has made going out at night to jam in bars a counter-productive activity (the candle burned right into a heart attack 3 years ago) I would like to add another...
  12. Clarinet
    Hello, I'm just researching the options to buy a bass clarinet. I see there are shorter (lowest note Eb) and longer (resp. C) variants. Obviously the big divider here is the price. But if price was no issue what are the pros and cons of each choice? Maybe in terms of sound or mechanical...
  13. Clarinet
    Hello, SOTW! I'm a junior in high school, and I play bass clarinet in my school's symphonic band. I've been playing since 7th grade. I'm just now actually getting a low C, (Lyrique 925c coming in this month hopefully), so I would say I am more on the advanced end of the playing spectrum. I asked...
  14. Clarinet
    I have a nice wooden G.W. Bundy bass clarinet. The serial number is 6840 and on the lower joint there is the text MADE IN GERMANY. It really plays nice but it did not have a neck. So I bought a cheap neck on ebay, but I had to shorten it with 8mm to get it tuned. Also the contact point between...
  15. Clarinet
    Hello! I found a really interesting bass clarinet while looking around in the instrument store at work a couple of weeks ago. The brand is "Eric Petterson" and it's made of wood, no cracks. It's keyed to low Eb I think. Eric Petterson was a clarinetist who had a store here in Stockholm in the...
  16. Bb Tenor
    Hi Guys, I've been playing the bass clarinet for a year now and I'm getting a tenor saxophone. Since I have knowledge of how to play the bass clarinet will it make it easier for me to play the tenor saxophone. What are their similarities? Could someone give me the basics on playing the tenor...
  17. High School and College
    Can anyone recommend a good book of solos and/or etudes for bass clarinet, preferably with a range of difficulties? I'm looking to get my chops back up to scratch after not playing for a good year.
  18. Clarinet
    Dear Everyone, I've been having a hard time playing high notes above F on my Bb Bass Clarinet. I think it's my embouchure and I need tips on how to play any high notes above the high F. I've bought a new DARK Rovner ligature and a Yamaha 4C Mouthpiece for Bb Bass Clarinet, but it's still fairly...
  19. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    There's been a question on my mind, and that's the difference in the saxophone and the clarinet (specifically bass) embouchure. I switched a few months ago, and although I feel as though I'm going along my merry way relatively well, I started to wonder as a regular sax player what I might be...
  20. Eb Alto
    Hello, I have been playing bass clarinet and am planning on getting a saxophone this Christmas. I haven't made a choice on whether I want to get an Alto or a tenor. Any advice? Edit: I can only afford one
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