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I got one of those heading my way. What should I look for in order to know wether to keep it or not? It seemed almost too cheap, if you know what I mean.
I got a lot of sax and music experience, but my clarinet experience is pretty limited.
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You didn't mention price or condition, so what I've got to say is pretty general. You'll want to check the condition of the pads and see how much side-to-side movement there is in the keys (like the RH pinkie keys.) Clarinet pads will usually be torn on the edges or on the surface if they are really bad, so that can be fairly easy to determine. You also need to evaluate the condition of the plating when determining value.

Play it with a tuner and see what kind of intonation you get. That's pretty much it unless you have any specific questions . . .
 

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Gange said:
I got one of those heading my way. What should I look for in order to know wether to keep it or not?
A specialist clarinet teacher.
 

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Thanks for your answers.
The price is a little less than 1k euro, and I have not seen it yet, hence the question.

I've been planning on getting myself a sax teacher the last 5+ years, so maybe I should add a clarinet teacher to the waiting list. Who knows? Eventually I might get my thumbs out. :)
 

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That sounds like a very nice price indeed - the teacher suggestion is a serious one - taking sax technique to a clarinet - even a good clarinet in perfect order - will get you (nine times from ten) wacky intonation - at the least, have an expert check it over.
 
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