So i just got the BRAND NEW Selmer 1430LP, and i paired it UP with the VANDOREN BD5 and Vandoren Optimum Lig (LC04P), i am a Sax player and want to give BASS CLARINET a go, from watching Michael Lowensterns video on this horn it is supposed to be the B AND C, but the B AND C are EXCELLENT and it is the D that sounds like poo.....Stuffy and low volume, once i go down to the C all is good. any ideas? I have tried cane as well as Legere' Sig series on it. May send it back and give the Yamaha YCL221 a try. Been calling local places to see if they have any in stock to try and compare against this SELMER. I know some say the yamaha's play sharp, i can deal with that better than with a stuffy note. Let me know your take on it.