Instr: Noblet 40
MP: Lakey 5*
Reeds: Forever changing
Instr: Noblet 40
MP: Lakey 5*
Reeds: Forever changing
lakey is the loudest clar mpc there is. few have tried them but those who have must agree . my last gigs were dixie land on a metal noblet w/ lakey/plasticover reed. no mike required!
It's an open piece and you can definately make it cut through. But control it and it will give you a nice full tone. It was by chance that I ended up with it. I didn't even know they made clarinet pieces. (I've used a Lakey for alto sax in the passed) I was trying some Vandoren pieces at the time. But I liked it, and in the end, that all that matters to me.
I have a Ralph Morgan RM10 on my Selmer Series 10 (1971) with a Brancher ligature. I use a Grabner K13 on my Buffet R13 Green Line with a Robert Vinson lig I just got this week. I'm currently using Legere Quebec #3.25's, getting used to them after having moved up through 2.75's and 3's. Sometimes I'll use one of the softer Legeres again or a Fibracell Medium if it's been a particularly long day.
Yamaha 4C MPC
# 3 Rico Royal
APM Nickel Ligature
Vandoren 3 1/2
Rovner Leather Ligature
Modern Buffet R13
Vandoren Traditional #3
Still experimenting w/ reeds & ligatures...
Buffet E11 Bb clarinet
V-12 3 1/2 reeds
Vito student bass clarinet to low Eb
Buffet 1193 Prestige to low C
Grabner CX BB 90 mouthpiece
Grabner Lawrie Bloom mouthpiece
Rovner dark lig, grand concert 4 reeds,
although i am still messing around with reeds and ligs
Buffet E11 Bb, (With the wood dye removed) (my own doing, I prefer the natural color of the wood, almost like a VERY deep, dark purple black color)
W.S. Sumner Acousticut 4 Mouthpiece
Vandoren Blue Box 3-3.5
Vandoren German Model Mouthpiece (forget the model number or anything)
Vandoren Black Master 3.5
Both use a metal guitar capo for a lig
Played a contra alto for a few songs for school, and had a solo in jazz band with it, that was fun. It was a Bundy, with a stock mouthpiece and some frankenstein lig.
I guess I'll bite on this one too since I also bit on Tenor and Alto...
1967 Selmer Series 9
Plain Jane 2 screw ligature
Rico Royal # 3 Reeds
Interesting, how did you accomplish this? Do you have any photos of the result?Originally Posted by ianhart
[QUOTE=stevesklar]I have a 1978 Normandy 4 and a 1960ish Noblet 45.
Update (a long time ago actually)
 Leblanc Symphonie 3 (replaced my Classic II)
- but going to get it silver plated
 Selmer Centered Tone w/articulated G#
 Leblanc LL
I prefer my vintage mpcs with them, such as:
Selmer 1st & 2nd Generation HS*
Buffet C Crown
and others I can't recall - i have a ton of mpcs since i started mpc refacing.
and I typically use Vandoren Traditional 4s (or purple box), depending upon tip opening maybe less. I also use Mitchell Lauries from time to time.
Selmer Signet Mazzeo - Clark Fobes Debut w/ Bois Alto Sax Lig
~1928 Selmer Paris A - Clark Fobes Debut w/ Bois Alto Sax Lig
1989 Buffet R-13 - Hite M 41 w/ Bonade Inverted Lig
'77 Bundy Selmer - Yamaha 4C and 5C with Rovner Evo-5 Tenor Sax Lig(If anybody has bintage Alto Clarinet mouthpieces, or knwos where to get one drop me a line!)
Bundy Selmer - Brilhart and Vintage Selmer D w/ Vintage Gold Harrison Lig
~1959 Leblanc 400 - Yamaha 1204 and Fobes Basso Nova w/ Rovner Evo-5
Leblanc 430 - New Selmer D and Yamaha 6C w/Vintage Gold Harrison Lig
Selmer Series 10
Charles Bay H2 MP
Eddie Daniels Rovner lig
Michell Lurie reeds
Live music is best! Don't settle for anything less!
When I was oiling the bore, a few drops fell onto the low E tone hole (is that the right word) and when I rubbed it off, the dye came off, leaving a nice deep, rich color. I can take photos as soon as I get my stupid camera fixed.Originally Posted by augustgarage
EDIT: Forgot to mention that I took the keys off, ran once around the clarinet with 800 grit sandpaper, and then did it to the entire horn (after testing it below the RH thumbrest and liking the result)
Also, it took a HUGE amount of elbow grease to get rid of the dye, and the clarinet stank of petroleum for a week or so afterwards.
Last edited by ianhart; 07-19-2007 at 06:04 AM.
Bb soprano vito student plateau keys clarinet
stock mpc (need new one eventually)
53 rue lepic 3's
bonade inverted lig
Bb Bass selmer keyed to low C
vandoren jazz facing
Bg standard lig
vandoren blue box 3
[SIZE="0.5"]Tenor- King Super 20-FL Spectruso .110SP
Alto- Yamaha YAS-875EX-Morgan Jazz 7 RJS 3M
soprano- Yamaha YSS-475-Jody Jazz DV 6* RJS 3M
1950's Leblanc Dynamique
Runyon 5 Jazz and John Pierce MPCs
Vandoren BB reeds
Rover Dark Ligs
I really love this horn (for a clarinet). The price difference between this and a similarly conditioned Selmer CT was the main reason for the purchase. Haven't looked back since.
1962 Buffet R 13 Clarinet
For Jazz big band-Walter Grabner (great mpcs) K14 mpc with Vandoren traditional 3 1/2 with EDII lig and Grabner coccobolo (64) barrel
For classical --Pyne Signature M with Pyne barrel and same reeds and ligatures
Bass Clarinet Leblanc (low Eb) wood with Grabner LB (for Lawrie Bloom---one really great mpc!!!)mpc with Vandoren ultimate lig and Grand Concert Select 4 reeds
Buffet R-13 (mid 80s)
V12 3.5 reeds
2 x 1955 Buffet R-13s
1950 Buffet FullBoehm Master Bore
1930s Buffet A
too many mpcs to mention
I'll play this game.
Grabner K14 mouthpiece
V12s 3 1/2
Backun Fatboy barrels and Backun bell
Ton Kooiman thumb rest