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Got me a new horn!!!

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Looking for a clarinet to double on from my tenor sax. Found a gem at a flea market, I picked up an A Fontain, made in france, clarinet. I took it to my tech to see what it needed and what she thought. She set it up and replaced some cork and fixed one minor issue and said it is a SWEET horn. I couldn't find much info about this brand but she has worked on 50 plus and said everyone she touched was a good quality instrument. I took it to the guy I am taking lessons from, he played it and agreed, very sweet. It's a wood horn, very well constructed with a great sound. I need to pick up a mpc, it came with a crap one. These things appear to be well underated and can be found cheap. I have maybe $120 into it.
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Thanks. My sax instructor (who also plays and teaches clarinet) thought the intonation was very good. i want to learn to play clarinet and picking up this instrument seemed to be an inexpensive way to get a quality horn.
Ha Ha. I might have a quality horn... but I am sure not a quality player. All I get is squeaks and squawks!!! I know a big part of the issue is that I have a no name mpc. My sax instructor (now my clarinet instructor too!) suggested I pick up a Brilhart Ebolin #4. I have one on order. I just don't want to wait till it comes in! This will be a different beast compared to my sax. But I gotta have fun somehow so why not torture myself with learning a new instrument!!! Ha.
Haha I can relate to your extreme impatience for new equipment. I'm relatively new as well in my mind and does a new mouthpiece REALLY make a difference!! Hope you have tons of fun on the clarinet!
Ha. Looking at this old MPC from my sax eye I suspect it's junk, so yes a new one should make a difference. But I guess that I won't be quite be able to play like a virtuoso until my second week of practice... Ha Ha.
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